Endeavour (2013– )

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Follows young Endeavour Morse in his early days as an Oxford police constable working with CID, encountering Strange for the first time, and developing the notable personality traits he would later refine.

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Series cast summary:
 DC Endeavour Morse (12 episodes, 2013-2016)
 DI Fred Thursday (12 episodes, 2013-2016)
 DS Peter Jakes (12 episodes, 2013-2016)
 PC Jim Strange / ... (12 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Chief Superintendent Bright / ... (12 episodes, 2013-2016)
James Bradshaw ...
 Dr. Max DeBryn (12 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Dorothea Frazil (10 episodes, 2013-2016)
Caroline O'Neill ...
 Win Thursday (9 episodes, 2013-2016)
Sara Vickers ...
 Joan Thursday (8 episodes, 2013-2016)
Jack Bannon ...
 Sam Thursday (8 episodes, 2013-2016)
Shvorne Marks ...
 Monica Hicks (6 episodes, 2014-2016)


Series 1 follows the early police career of young Endeavour Morse, who upon leaving his Oxford College without a degree, spending time in the Royal Signal Corps., and eventually joining the Oxfordshire Police, is transferred to CID, attaining the rank of Detective Constable. Originally starting out his career at Carshall-Newtown Police, Morse transfers to the Oxford City Police in 1965 following a murder investigation during the pilot episode. While with the Oxford City Police, Morse is taken under the wing of veteran Detective Inspector Fred Thursday. Inspector Thursday names Morse his designated "bag man" and shows him the ropes as Morse begins to solve a string of complex murders, much to the envy and annoyance of some of his superiors, particularly Detective Sergeant Jakes and Chief Superintendent Bright. Thursday and Morse's fellow officer, Police Constable Strange, try to steer the young Endeavour into taking his Sergeant's exam, so that he may be relieved of "General Duties" ... Written by harrycallahan18

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PC Strange's repeated habit of calling Morse "matey" is a reflection of the same character in the Inspector Morse series, who, as Chief Superintendent Strange, often calls Chief Inspector Morse "matey." See more »


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Stellar TV
21 April 2015 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

High quality television, with its strength being the re-creation of the 1960s, but with 2010s cinematic advances. The main characters are interesting and well-acted, although if you are a steady mystery viewer, you will figure out the ending very soon, which does take away from the suspense.

Sean Evans presents the shy, taciturn Morse in his younger days as a detective. He is fetching and keeps his own counsel as to personal matters, and we can see him developing into the ascerbic, driven chief detective we've come to love and respect. Colin Dexter's brill writing launches us here in ENDEAVOR into a seamless transformation into the mature Morse with promise of excellent episodes to come. I'd like to see more of the young Morse and hope this is only one segment of what will surely be a superior backstory for the series. Beautifully written and paced, ENDEAVOR presents a cast of appealing faces and splendidly low key criminal pursuits. Highly recommended. I loved it, am clamoring for more.

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