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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Trivia

When Morse goes to interview Johnny Franks at the garage where he works, he admires a maroon Jaguar Mark II on the forecourt. This is the same car, registration 248 RPA, that Morse drives in Inspector Morse (1987). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, as Morse stops the car at the traffic lights, we see his left hand move from the steering wheel to the gear lever area to the left of the driver's seat, and we hear the distinctive sound of a handbrake ratchet. However in a Mk I Jaguar, the handbrake is located on the floor between the driver's door and the driver's seat - on the driver's right in a right-hand-drive car. See more »

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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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Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
Performed by Manfred Mann
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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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