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Endeavour (2012)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  1 July 2012 (USA)
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Set in 1965, young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse investigates a case in Oxford.

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Cyril Wright
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Dempsey
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Rosalind Stromming
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Richard Lovell
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Jenny Crisp
Holly Ridley ...
Valerie Quillen
Lisa Backwell ...
Anne Porter
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Miss Sylvia Tench
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DS Arthur Lott
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Dr. Rowan Stromming
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Brian Lomax
Harry Kershaw ...
Miles Percival
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In Oxford, 1965, Endeavour Morse is a teetotaler and a classical music loving young constable who considers leaving the force after an unhappy affair but stays to join Inspector Thursday's investigation into the disappearance of schoolgirl Mary Tremlett. By deciphering a code based on crosswords in the local paper and Mary's poetry books, Morse deduces that Mary was meeting a lover and leads Thursday to the site of her murder. Following the suicide of Mary's boyfriend, student Miles Percival, Morse meets Miles' tutor, Dr. Stromming, the crossword setter who was seeing Mary but had an alibi for the murder. DS Lott, jealous of Thursday's regard for Morse's sharpness, attempts to incriminate Miles but then the police learn that Mary and other girls were paid to attend orgies by creepy car dealer Teddy Samuels, who has Lott in his pocket, as well as other worthies. As a result, both Thursday (a great mentor who also introduces the young constable to real ale) and Morse are carpeted. Morse... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Trivia

Mrs Crabbin tells Morse that the other two lodgers are called Goldberg and McCann. These are the same names as the two sinister lodgers in Harold Pinter's play 'The Birthday Party'. See more »

Goofs

When DC McLeash comes into Morse's room to invite him for a drink, he switches Morse's record-player off at the mains switch to get his attention. When McLeash has finished talking to Morse, he switches it back on again and it carries on playing immediately, exactly where it left off. This would not happen with a record-player. At the very least the pitch would increase as the record got up to speed; in addition, if it was a valve rather than transistor amplifier there would be a delay while the valve filaments warmed up again. See more »

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[Thursday and Morse are questioning Richard Lovell, a government minister, about wild parties such as the one where they suspect Mary Tremlett met her death]
DI Fred Thursday: She'll be one of the young girls you'll have met at Teddy Samuels' parties. You attended one last Saturday at Wolvercote.
Richard Lovell: [laughing nervously] I don't think so. Sounds *most* unsavoury. Dear, dear.
DC Endeavour Morse: "Dear, dear"? A young girl strangled and left naked in the woods, and all you can say is "dear, dear".
DI Fred Thursday: Do you deny you were there, Minister?
Richard Lovell: ...
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits of the PBS Masterpiece Mystery! broadcast (though not the original ITV broadcast), some letters are shown in red... these spell out L-O-N-S-D-A-L-E, the name of a fictional Oxford college associated with Morse. See more »

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Featured in Crime Connections: Episode #1.5 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Un bel di
from Madam Butterfly
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Sung by Janis Kelly
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The Beginning is beautiful
3 January 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Like most Inspector Morse fans, I was really excited about how this prequel would hold up. I can honestly say it was fantastic, full of the same high quality scriptwriting that we have become used to from the original and its equally impressive spin-off Lewis...

I am not going to go into the plot, suffice to say it follows previous styles with the usual twists and turns.

What I enjoyed were spotting the little Gems in the program..watch out for Colin Dexter make his usual cameo appearance, the touching moment from John Thaw's daughter Abigail...Max is played to perfection that Peter Woodhouse would be proud...the final scene pulls the heartstrings...

ITV you have a sure fire winner here, please make a series


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