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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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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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When DS Lott tells Morse that he knows Morse spent three years at Lonsdale (college) and then threw in the towel before his finals, it is only half the story. In "Inspector Morse" (1987) {The Last Enemy (#3.2)}, it is revealed that Morse had to leave Lonsdale College when his grant was stopped and he could not fund himself. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Morse, he is typing a document. The camera shows a close-up of the page as he types the word "tender". The centre of each letter is fuzzy, as if the ribbon is being pressed onto the paper even by the hollows of the letters, and there is a ghost image of each letter, as if the type bars have bounced on the paper and made a second impression close to the first one. However when Morse then rolls the page a few inches out of the typewriter and we see the sentences that he has been typing, these blemishes are not present. See more »

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[first lines]
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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 »

Connections

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

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Un bel di
from Madam Butterfly
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Sung by Janis Kelly
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Blown Away By Endeavor Morse Prequel
7 October 2012 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I can add nothing new to the prior ten-star glowing reviews of the surprisingly satisfying young Endeavor Morse except to say that I am hanging on the edge of my seat hoping that this evolves into a series. I thought Shaun Evans showed amazing talent in his subtle and believable portrayal of young Morse. His sensitivity and depth and solitude were a fine introduction to the Morse he would become later, before life made him more impatient and sarcastic. The rest of the cast all gave stellar performances....there wasn't one character that I felt was a reach in any way. The connections to his Oxford past brought the original Morse series come full circle for me. Beautifully done! More, please!


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