When an unknown man plummets to his death, Morse unearths secrets in the very bowels of the university and far beyond the city.

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Nigel Cooke ...
Walter Fisher
Jessie Buckley ...
Kitty Batten
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Diana Day
William Mannering ...
Dr. Malcolm Speight
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Bernard Yelland
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Beth Goddard ...
Barbara Batten
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Archie Batten
Nick Waring ...
Force Medical Examiner
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Muriel Todd
David Westhead ...
Val Todd
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Tony Frisco
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Caroline O'Neill ...
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Four months after being shot Morse returns to work and witnesses a pageant, held to mark nine hundred years of history, disrupted by two events. The first is when feminist Kitty, daughter of prospective MP Barbara Batten, sprays beauty queen Diana Day with red paint, the second when an unknown man falls to his death from a roof. Initially deemed a suicide he has a host of fake identity cards and has scrawled a message in a motel notebook, D DAY FRIDAY 98018. When Bernard Yelland comes to Oxford in search of his runaway step-daughter Frida, Morse believes that FRIDAY actually reads FRIDA Y whilst D DAY could also signify Diana Day though a diversion from these mysteries is provided by the burglary of the Wolvercote Trove from the local museum. The dead man is a London-based private detective, Pettifer, who is not above blackmailing his clients and is possibly involved in the burglary though this is later disproved. Morse meanwhile works out the significance of the figures and exposes ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Colin Dexter decided to write his first Detective novel whilst on holiday in Wales. He decided to name the character after his close friend and 'the cleverest man he had ever met' Sir Jeremy Morse the Chairman of Lloyds Bank. Initially he never gave Morse a first name but in an episode when the character is in hospital, the name E.Morse is on the bottom of the bed. After being pushed to give him a name Colin Dexter and his wife looked up the names of the people that sailed to America on the Mayflower and there was Endeavour Jones. They also liked it as it was the name of Captain Cooks ship. See more »

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Mr Yelland tells Morse that he met Frida's widowed mother, Elspeth, in London, where he had moved to look for work; he and Frida had moved back to Wantage after Elspeth's death so that they might be closer to his family. However, the telegram from the War Office notifying Elpspeth of her husband's death, that Frida had kept in her mother's keepsake box, was sent to an address in Oxford, not in London. See more »

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Diana Day: It gives me great pleasure to launch Berridges' Spring into Summer fashion collection.
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Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras (Behold, all flesh is as the grass)
from "Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45"
Written by Johannes Brahms
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welcome back, Endeavor
29 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Endeavor Morse, in the form of Shaun Evans, returns to the Inspector Morse prequel, "Endeavor: Trove" for a second season.

Morse was apparently shot while at the opera and has gone through the death of his father. Now, four months later, he's back at work.

During a pageant marking 900 years of history, Kitty, a feminist and daughter of Barbara Batten, running for MP, paint balls a beauty queen. Then a man comes out of a window and lands on top of a car. Suicide? Or murder? The dead man turns out to be a man of many names, and he has a notebook with a cryptic message inside. He turns out to be a private detective named Pettifer who made it a habit of blackmailing his clients.

Morse gets to work on the various cases while his superior (Roger Allam) is concerned about him. He finds empty liquor bottles in Morse's apartment and wonders if he's really ready to be back at work.

This has the usual mark of the original Morse series -- you have to watch it carefully as the stories can be complicated. Though Morse has grown somewhat tougher in year 2, I still can't connect him maturing into Inspector Morse. I think it's the voice and accent. Shaun Evans is a marvelous actor, though, and I thoroughly enjoy "Endeavor."


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