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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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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

Early in the story, Morse is told to go and interview a witness in Jericho, which is a suburb of Oxford. However, in the next scene we see him knocking on a door near Oriel College in the centre of the city asking to see the witness. See more »

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[first lines]
BBC Announcer: Good morning, everyone. It's six o'clock on Sunday morning and the BBC Light Programme is beginning another day's broadcasting.
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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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Spun-off from Inspector Morse (1987) See more »

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In Paradisum
from "Requiem, op. 48"
Written by Gabriel Fauré
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14 July 2012 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

We know that Colin Dexter gave this production his blessing. Now we've seen it we can understand why.

Like the original Morse series, the production values, acting and script were superb. And just like the original, there wasn't a moment my wife and I didn't enjoy. Shaun Evans as Morse was brilliant. The emotions that played across his face before he regained control of them were palpable. My wife and I were both left feeling sympathy for young Morse as the world of his dreams came crashing down around him.

To see him take to his ale so readily after saying he didn't drink reminded us of Morse and Sgt. Lewis. His love of Jaguars reminds me of my own. Repeating the previous reviewer, we hope to see this one-off continue as a series.


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