Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.
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 DC Endeavour Morse (17 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 DI Fred Thursday (17 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Dr. Max DeBryn (17 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright / ... (16 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 PC Jim Strange / ... (16 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Win Thursday (13 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Joan Thursday (11 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Dorothea Frazil (11 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 DS Peter Jakes (10 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sam Thursday (8 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 WPC Shirley Trewlove (7 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Monica Hicks (7 episodes, 2014-2017)
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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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Endeavour: Pilot (2012) is often not counted as part of Series 1 broadcasts, so perfectionists may wish to search online or acquire the DVD and Blu-ray. See more »

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Endeavour Magic
23 April 2013 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

Well I have just watched the second episode in the new series and was captivated again. As soon as I had finished watching I watched it again taking in all the things I had missed the first time, I have my dictionary/computer on hand to research some of the phrases and words which adds to the enjoyment. I do not listen to opera or classical music but yearn to know what the wonderful soundtrack comprises of. The characters and relationship of Morse and Thursday is captivating. This is British TV drama at its very best. I just hope it is kept real and Oxford does not become more infamous than 'Denton Woods'! The props and vehicles used during the show are amazing and really create a super feeling for the time.


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