Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.
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Series cast summary:
...  DC Endeavour Morse / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2018
...  DI Fred Thursday / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Dr. Max DeBryn 23 episodes, 2012-2018
...  DS Jim Strange / ... 22 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright / ... 22 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Win Thursday 19 episodes, 2013-2018
Sara Vickers ...  Joan Thursday 17 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Dorothea Frazil 15 episodes, 2012-2018
...  WPC Shirley Trewlove 13 episodes, 2016-2018
...  DS Peter Jakes 10 episodes, 2013-2016
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Series 1 follows the early police career of young Endeavour Morse, who upon leaving his Oxford College without a degree, spending time in the Royal Signal Corps., and eventually joining the Oxfordshire Police, is transferred to CID, attaining the rank of Detective Constable. Originally starting out his career at Carshall-Newtown Police, Morse transfers to the Oxford City Police in 1965 following a murder investigation during the pilot episode. While with the Oxford City Police, Morse is taken under the wing of veteran Detective Inspector Fred Thursday. Inspector Thursday names Morse his designated "bag man" and shows him the ropes as Morse begins to solve a string of complex murders, much to the envy and annoyance of some of his superiors, particularly Detective Sergeant Jakes and Chief Superintendent Bright. Thursday and Morse's fellow officer, Police Constable Strange, try to steer the young Endeavour into taking his Sergeant's exam, so that he may be relieved of "General Duties" ... Written by harrycallahan18

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The father of DS James Hathaway from Inspector Lewis is introduced as a character in Season 3 Episode 3 "Prey" as a young man. He is shown as a hand working on the estate and interacts with a young Inspector Morse and Detective Inspector Thursday. The elderly Philip Hathaway is introduced in Season 9 of Inspector Lewis suffering from dimentia and unable to remember his son. See more »

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Fantastic and surprising in the good sense, despite my initial doubts as a Morse's fan
25 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

I deeply love Morse's series, and I deeply love Lewis sequel, each in its own different way. They are two extraordinary detective shows, which I strongly recommend.

So I gave Endeavour a try, both with curiosity and with fear that the experience would ruin my memories of the two shows I liked so much.

Also, Shaun Evans is physically very different from John Thaw, so this made me cringe even before the start.

Having said this, I fell for it from the very first episode.

I was surprised to find out that Shaun Evans is a terrific actor, who plays an entirely credible Morse, if not physically, in a seamless psychological continuity which makes you feel the smooth way in which this young Morse would become the older Morse 20 years later, the incipient causticity, the noticeable anger, the budding low-key self-confidence--- This is very skillfully done in the prequel.

Both Thaw and Evans play the magic of giving a sexy twist to an unsexy character, without flashing the sexy card or even circumventing all attempts to look hot.

Allum plays a marvelous D.C. Thursday and the interaction between them, mentor-pupil, is instrumental to explain how this young Morse ends up being that later Morse.

The 60's atmosphere is a plus in the show, very well portrayed and recreated. I'd say that the linking common trait between Morse, Endeavour and Lewis is, yes, their tremendous atmospheric virtue which sets you right on «in that particular place in that particular time».

If you like detective stories, you will not be disappointed at all, and even if you are not a Morse or Lewis fan, you will find this show entertaining, alluring and deeply satisfactory by its own right.


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