Endeavour (2012– )
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Young Endeavour Morse joins Inspector Fred Thursday's investigation into the disappearance of a schoolgirl named Mary Tremlett.

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Michael Matus ...
Cyril Wright
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Rosalind Stromming
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DC Ian McLeash
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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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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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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1 July 2012 (USA)  »

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Trivia

DI Fred Thursday's surname is named after the Norse god Thor. This is a reference to John Thaw who played Morse in Inspector Morse (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Morse first admires what will later become his own Jaguar MkII, the dealer, Teddy Samuels, says it's "nine months old, and 3000 on the clock" but the registration is 248 RPA, indicating it was registered before January 1963. Later in the same episode, we see Morse driving Thursday's car, a black Jaguar MKI, with a tax disk displayed valid until December 1965, so either Samuels was lying, or the props department got their dates mixed up. 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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References Dr. No (1962) See more »

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Endeavour Theme
Performed by L'orchestra Cinematique
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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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