Young Endeavour Morse joins Inspector Fred Thursday's investigation into the disappearance of a schoolgirl named Mary Tremlett.

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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 the government minister Richard Lovell says "We'll see what Harold has to say about this," and lifts the telephone, he is referring to Harold MacMillan, the British Prime Minister in 1964. However, MacMillan resigned in October 1963 and was replaced by Alec Douglas-Home. Douglas-Home was defeated in the October 1964 general election and Harold Wilson (Labour) became Prime Minister. As this episode of Endeavour is set in May 1965 Lovell is may well be referring to Wilson and not MacMillan. See more »

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Mary Tremlett's death is put at 8:16(pm) Saturday because a watch was found with its face smashed - however when DS Lott holds the watch up to examine it the watch is showing a time of 10:05. To be fair you can only really see this if it's "paused" on a DVD. 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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Referenced in Endeavour: Fugue (2013) See more »

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Un bel di
from Madam Butterfly
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Sung by Janis Kelly
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An excellent new Series more please
8 January 2012 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

This is possibly one of the best new series in the last 20 years. As a great Morse fan I was apprehensive but this is superb quality viewing. The cameo appearance of John Thaws daughter Abigail is very touching as is the finale. More please and the new portrayal of Morse is captivating.

No one could ever replace John Thaw but this is an excellent portrayal.

There are some discrepancies as regards the props in relation to the period but they now detract from the quality of the script or the acting.

Look out for his first meeting with Max and the base of his later idiosyncrasies . Thank you.


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