Endeavour (2012– )
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Pilot 

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

Colin Dexter: Morse creator and novelist is a fellow drinker in the pub where Morse has his first pint. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, as Morse stops the car at the traffic lights, we see his left hand move from the steering wheel to the gear lever area to the left of the driver's seat, and we hear the distinctive sound of a handbrake ratchet. However in a Mk I Jaguar, the handbrake is located on the floor between the driver's door and the driver's seat - on the driver's right in a right-hand-drive car. 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

Featured in Crime Connections: Episode #1.5 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

In Paradisum
from "Requiem, op. 48"
Written by Gabriel Fauré
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User Reviews

 
Back to the future ...
14 July 2012 | by dropzone2011See all my reviews

We know that Colin Dexter gave this production his blessing. Now we've seen it we can understand why.

Like the original Morse series, the production values, acting and script were superb. And just like the original, there wasn't a moment my wife and I didn't enjoy. Shaun Evans as Morse was brilliant. The emotions that played across his face before he regained control of them were palpable. My wife and I were both left feeling sympathy for young Morse as the world of his dreams came crashing down around him.

To see him take to his ale so readily after saying he didn't drink reminded us of Morse and Sgt. Lewis. His love of Jaguars reminds me of my own. Repeating the previous reviewer, we hope to see this one-off continue as a series.


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