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

Director:

Colm McCarthy

Writers:

Colin Dexter (characters), Russell Lewis (written and devised by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Matus ... Cyril Wright
John Light ... Dempsey
Flora Montgomery ... Rosalind Stromming
Patrick Malahide ... Richard Lovell
Shaun Evans ... DC Endeavour Morse
Jack Ashton ... DC Ian McLeash
Daisy Head ... Jenny Crisp
Holly Ridley Holly Ridley ... Valerie Quillen
Lisa Backwell Lisa Backwell ... Anne Porter
Jenna Harrison ... Miss Sylvia Tench
Roger Allam ... DI Fred Thursday
Danny Webb ... DS Arthur Lott
Richard Lintern ... Dr. Rowan Stromming
Sam Reid ... Brian Lomax
Harry Kershaw Harry Kershaw ... Miles Percival
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unge Morse See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rosalind signs the album "Un Bel Di"; translated as One Beautiful Day. See more »

Goofs

Three-point shoulder harnesses were visible in the Jaguar(s). The period is 1965 (see a decal on the Jaguar). This type of seat belts were not used until much later. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References Dr. No (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

In Paradisum
from "Requiem, op. 48"
Written by Gabriel Fauré
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The Beginning is beautiful
3 January 2012 | by robrien50-256-423454See all my reviews

Like most Inspector Morse fans, I was really excited about how this prequel would hold up. I can honestly say it was fantastic, full of the same high quality scriptwriting that we have become used to from the original and its equally impressive spin-off Lewis...

I am not going to go into the plot, suffice to say it follows previous styles with the usual twists and turns.

What I enjoyed were spotting the little Gems in the program..watch out for Colin Dexter make his usual cameo appearance, the touching moment from John Thaw's daughter Abigail...Max is played to perfection that Peter Woodhouse would be proud...the final scene pulls the heartstrings...

ITV you have a sure fire winner here, please make a series


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