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  • Season 1
  • Episode 0

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

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Cyril Wright
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Dempsey
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Rosalind Stromming
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Richard Lovell
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DC Endeavour Morse
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DC Ian McLeash
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Jenny Crisp
Holly Ridley ...
Valerie Quillen
Lisa Backwell ...
Anne Porter
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Miss Sylvia Tench
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DI Fred Thursday
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DS Arthur Lott
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Dr. Rowan Stromming
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Brian Lomax
Harry Kershaw ...
Miles Percival
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Mrs. Crabbin
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Stan Tremlett
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Sharon Veelie
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Dr. Max DeBryn
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Teddy Samuels
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Johnny Franks
Chris Brandon ...
Alexander Reece (as Christopher Brandon)
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Dorothea Frazil
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DCS Crisp
Rachael Heaton ...
Mary Tremlett
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Oxford Student (uncredited)
Colin Dexter ...
Pub Customer (uncredited)
John Edwards ...
PC Jenkins (uncredited)
Mark Hillman ...
Constable (uncredited)
David Monteath ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Robert Roman Ratajczak ...
Oxford Student (uncredited)

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Colm McCarthy

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Colin Dexter ... (characters)
 
Russell Lewis ... (written and devised by)

Produced by

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Michele Buck ... executive producer
Rebecca Eaton ... executive producer: Masterpiece
Russell Lewis ... executive producer
Dan McCulloch ... producer
Carolyn Parry-Jones ... line producer
Damien Timmer ... executive producer

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Barrington Pheloung

Cinematography by

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Gavin Struthers ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Masahiro Hirakubo

Editorial Department

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Siôn Penny ... on-line editor (as Sion Penny)
Neil Williams ... assistant editor

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Susie Parriss

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Pat Campbell

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Frederic Evard

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Caroline Harris

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Babs Forman ... make-up trainee
Debbie Hampson ... makeup artist: crowd dailies
Claire Harris ... makeup supervisor
Lee Melrose ... makeup artist
Irene Napier ... makeup designer
Paula Seabright ... hair and make-up trainee

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Robbie Rushton ... production secretary
David Turner ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jonathan Farmer ... first assistant director
Joanna Matthews ... third assistant director
Adam Morris ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Dion Banner ... supervising painter
James Baylan ... property master
Simon Buret ... dressing props
Rebecca Chidgey ... assistant art director
Kirsty Crumpton ... additional stand-by art director
Stuart Daniels ... stand-by props
Noel Deegan ... stand-by props
Glen Henry ... stand-by carpenter
Peter Johnson ... construction manager
Elaine McLenachan ... property buyer
Stephanie Nicolle ... art department assistant
Kate Robertson ... on-set art director
Jo Watkinson ... graphic artist (as Josephine Watkinson)
Helen Driver ... graphics artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Phillip Barrett ... foley mixer (as Phill Barrett)
Will Chadwick ... co-dubbing mixer
Duncan Craig ... sound assistant
Richard Davey ... dubbing mixer
Simon Gershon ... sound effects editor
Jim Hok ... boom operator
David Lascelles ... sound recordist
Alessio Masi ... re-recording mixer
Nick Roberts ... adr mixer / loop group recordist
Jonathan Smith ... sound effects editor
Michael Wabro ... dialogue editor
Ian Waggott ... foley artist (as Ian Waggot)

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Chris Reynolds ... special effects supervisor

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Andrew Maddison ... visual effects artist
Dolores McGinley ... visual effects supervisor
Asa Shoul ... digital colourist
Guido Wilden ... workflow consultant

Stunts

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Stuart Clark ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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James Abbott ... digital imaging technician
Mark Clayton ... gaffer
Adam Gillham ... camera operator: steadicam operator
Pete Gilmour ... electrician (as Peter Gilmour)
Benny Harper ... best boy
David Hedges ... focus puller
Luke Jefferson ... camera trainee
Milos Moore ... second assistant camera
Simon Muir ... key grip
Jennie Paddon ... first assistant camera: b camera
Ben Stenning ... still photographer
James Stormer ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Gavin Struthers ... camera operator: "b" camera
Charlie Wall ... assistant grip
Steve Young ... electrician
Lawrence Carter ... stand-by rigger (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alex Barker ... costume assistant
Clementine Charity ... assistant costume designer
Lucy McGill ... set costumer

Location Management

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Lynsey Cosford ... assistant location manager
Matt Craufurd ... location assistant
Ben Firminger ... location assistant
Chris White ... location manager

Music Department

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Andy Brown ... musician: Andy Brown
Paul Golding ... music scoring engineer
Barrington Pheloung ... conductor
Matthew Slater ... music preparation services
Amanda Street ... score supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Kathy Hughes ... script supervisor
Preethi Mavahalli ... script editor
Emma Thomas ... script supervisor
Tom Winchester ... development script editor

Other crew

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Tony Carter ... floor runner
Harry Greaves ... production runner
Greg Harris ... production coordinator
Adrian O'Brien ... head of programme finance
Vincent O'Toole ... production accountant
Patrick Smith ... publicist
Jacob Temple ... floor runner: dailies
Susan r Wall ... assistant accountant
Tim West ... publicist

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 considers leaving Oxford; however, his job and future are secure after he works out the code Mary had written on her hand, ultimately leading to his cracking the case. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Also Known As
  • Unge kommissarie Morse (Sweden)
  • Индевор (Russia)
  • Unge Morse (Denmark)
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  • 98 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia When Morse goes to interview Johnny Franks at the garage where he works, he admires a maroon Jaguar Mark II on the forecourt. This is the same car, registration 248 RPA, that Morse drives in Inspector Morse (1987). See more »
Goofs A radio broadcast refers to a manuscript being "gifted" to the Bodleian Library. The use of "gift" as a verb did not become widespread until several decades later. The correct word would be "donated". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.5 (2012). See more »
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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 »
Quotes [Dorothea Frazil looks puzzled]
Dorothea Frazil: What did you say your name was?
DC Endeavour Morse: Morse. Why?
Dorothea Frazil: Have we met?
DC Endeavour Morse: I, I don't think so.
Dorothea Frazil: Another life, then.
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