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Endeavour 

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:
Shaun Evans ...  DC Endeavour Morse / ... 27 episodes, 2012-2019
Roger Allam ...  DI Fred Thursday / ... 27 episodes, 2012-2019
Sean Rigby ...  DS Jim Strange / ... 26 episodes, 2013-2019
Anton Lesser ...  Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright / ... 26 episodes, 2013-2019
James Bradshaw ...  Dr. Max DeBryn 23 episodes, 2012-2018
Caroline O'Neill ...  Win Thursday 19 episodes, 2013-2018
Sara Vickers ...  Joan Thursday 17 episodes, 2013-2018
Abigail Thaw ...  Dorothea Frazil 15 episodes, 2012-2018
Dakota Blue Richards ...  WPC Shirley Trewlove 13 episodes, 2016-2018
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der junge Inspektor Morse See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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In 2018, ITV3 re-broadcast the previous standalone pilot aka "The First Bus to Woodstock", retro-fitted as season 1 episode number 1, finally bringing it officially into the season. See more »

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Referenced in Cash Trapped: Episode #2.24 (2017) See more »

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Charming drama
8 November 2013 | by mb-155See all my reviews

Love this drama. Like the whole idea of a young Morse. Endeavour certainly has his detractors which have the scope to needle him because he is so junior. I suppose this is why he is so grumpy when he is older - getting his own back as it were. So plenty here to allow viewers to hark back to the original drama but also a huge amount of good coming from the new actors. From the use of typewriters to seeing lots of letters. A lack of overt violence, sex and swearing plus excellent story lines. What more can we ask?

It's quite possible to marry the indelible Sixties period to that charming music. Roger Allam is excellent at Fred Thursday and Shaun Evans puts a lot of effort into the young Morse. Anton Lesser as chief superintendent Bright is a prig


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