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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

DI Thursday's car is a black 1959 Jaguar Mark 1, registration UFF 325, uprated during later restoration from its original 2.4 engine to a 3.8 engine taken from an S-Type Jaguar. 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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[Morse meets Max DeBryn, the pathologist, examining a body on a river bank]
DC Endeavour Morse: Morning.
Dr. Max DeBryn: Not for this poor sod. You are whom?
DC Endeavour Morse: Morse. Detective Constable, on attachment from Newtown. You're the pathologist, I presume.
Dr. Max DeBryn: [jovially] You'd better hope so, hadn't you. Otherwise I'm making one hell of a mess of your scene of crime.
[DeBryn offers his hand for Morse to shake it, then withdraws it as Morse hesitates because he sees the blood on DeBryn's glove]
DC Endeavour Morse: Is it a scene of crime? Initial reports suggested ...
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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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Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
Performed by Manfred Mann
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MORSE Begins...
2 January 2012 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

What a great prequel/tribute to Inspector Morse. Shaun Evans played a young Morse brilliantly, I'm sure John Thaw would have been impressed and proud to see the character's introduction executed with the same style and effort as the series. Having seen all of the original series'

  • remembering most, I really appreciated seeing references to Morse's
passions and how they were introduced in the story. Though the character is complicated, smart and very dedicated, the simple love of the Jaguar (in particular the red Jaguar on the forecourt) was all that was needed to cement the character ;) Not that there weren't other, more sound references, however, that car was the one thing that said 'Morse' to me.. I really hope that this isn't a one-off!


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