Endeavour (2012– )
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When a petty criminal absconds from an open prison, it sets off a chain reaction of troubling events, threatening to expose unspeakable horrors of the past.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Cork
Nicholas Myers
Benny Topling
'Nosey' Parker
Oliver Coleman ...
Sarah Beck Mather ...
Hilary Portmore
Nick Waring ...
Force Medical Examiner
Prison Officer Wainwright
Chief Constable Rupert Standish
Josiah Landesman
Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright
Dorothea Frazil
Alderman Gerald Wintergreen


The body of ex-Fleet Street reporter Eric Patterson is found by a railway track. He was last seen arguing with Alderman Wintergreen over the Landesman construction company's plans to develop the site of former borstal Blenheim Vale. At the same time ten year old Tommy Cork runs away from his bullying father and George Aldridge, a former Blenheim Valley boy, absconds from jail and is later found dead, Morse believing that Tommy saw the killer and is now hiding. Then Wintergreen is also murdered. Eventually Morse learns that three of George's contemporaries at Blenheim Vale were trying to contact him. They tell Morse that there was sexual abuse of the boys when Wintergreen and Landesman were on its governing board but police declined to step in. At the same time ACC Deare confides in Thursday and Morse that he believes there is a cover up involving police corruption and asks them to investigate covertly. Aware that Tommy must have seen at least one of the murders Morse has to save both ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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20 July 2014 (USA)  »

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The poem Morse recites to Thurday whilst waiting for Deare to show up at Blenheim Vale, XVI - (How clear, how lovely bright)" from More Poems, by A. E. Housman - provides the title for "The Remorseful Day" is the title of the very last episode of the Inspector Morse series. See more »


Poster in George Aldridge's cell advertising Benny & Clyde show at Empire Theatre states "Twice nightly - 6:15 and 8:15." Patterson's ticket for show seen by Endeavour at autopsy says "2nd performance 6:15." See more »


[first lines]
Henry Portmore: At the Round Table there was one seat kept always vacant, reserved by Merlin for the knight destined to claim the Grail and heal the wounded land. The seat was named The Siege Perilous for should any other dare sit therein, it held only death.
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References Inspector Morse (1987) See more »


Endeavour Theme
Performed by L'orchestra Cinematique
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20 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

The last in this present series doesn't fail to impress.

The understated acting and inspired writing have made this whole series an exceptional viewing experience, and the cliff hanger ending leaves a huge question mark as to the future of the series. To say more may spoil it for those who have not already seen it.

This final program is a somewhat convoluted series of events and as had already been hinted at earlier in the series, inner traitors.

Great tie ins make the everything easy to understand at the finality that is the cliff hanging ending.

Suffice to say, we can only hope that the next series is already in the planning.

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