Endeavour (2012– )
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While recuperating in a wooden shack in a forest, Morse is drawn into the complex lives of the rich people across the lake.


Sandra Goldbacher


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Sampson Nick Sampson ... Chief Constable
Anton Lesser ... Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright
David Oakes ... Joss Bixby
Meghan Treadway ... Jeannie Hearne
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... Harry Rose
Lewis Rainer ... Albert Potter
Louis Maskell ... Roddy Farthingale
Hilton McRae Hilton McRae ... The Great Zambezi
Crystal Leaity ... Roselle Brawton
Caroline O'Neill ... Win Thursday
Roger Allam ... DI Fred Thursday
Jack Bannon ... Sam Thursday
Jack Laskey ... DS Peter Jakes
Shaun Evans ... DC Endeavour Morse
Samuel Barnett ... Anthony Donn


Morse is exonerated but still under suspension and goes to stay with his friend Tony Donn, meeting glamorous tennis player Elva Piper. Elva takes him to a party given by Joss Bixby, a reclusive millionaire who seems only too familiar with the wife of Bruce Belborough, another of Morse's friends. Meanwhile Thursday investigates the killing of bus conductress Jeannie Hearne, who vanished after a visit to a funfair and seeks Morse's help but in vain. However when Bixby is also murdered there appears to be a connexion with Jeannie and Thursday allows Morse to do a little sleuthing of his own. Together they discover a drug smuggling operation, a scenario redolent of 'The Great Gatsby', and a fairground magician, paving the way to solving the murders. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

3 January 2016 (UK) See more »

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The trailer for Endeavour S3 uses "The Seeker" by The Who, the same song that introduced "Whom The Gods Would Destroy", the first episode of Lewis S1. See more »


At 4 minutes 57 seconds, when Anthony Donn offers Endeavour a lift, his car has a rear view mirror suspended from the windscreen head rail as it would be in the majority of modern cars; at 6 minutes 29 when the two are talking in the car the mirror has disappeared; at 7 minutes 26 seconds when they meet Anthony's horse riding relative, the rear view mirror has reappeared. See more »


[first lines]
Chief Constable: The finding of this Board, is that the tragic events of last December, which led to the shooting of DI Thursday and the arrest of DS Morse, were due solely to a mental breakdown suffered by ACC Clive Deare. We are also of a view that further investigation into other extraneous matters would not be in the national interest. To which end, all investigative materials relating to Blenheim Vale Boys Home are to be sealed... for 50 years.
[a container is stamped CASE CLOSED]
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References Laura (1944) See more »


Sunday Morning
written by Lou Reed and John Cale
performed by The Velvet Underground
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Two for the Price of One
26 January 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I'm not one to throw stones, but for the first time, I didn't particularly enjoy an episode of this series. Morse has been released from prison and there are still bad guys out there, but.... He decides to hide out in a shack by a river, across from an enormous mansion, run by a Jay Gatsby kind of guy. Because of his connections to Oxford, he finds himself embraced by the masters of ennui! He goes to parties, invited by a former classmate, and wastes a lot of time. However, a young local woman has been run down. Thursday, who is experiencing respiratory problems after his shooting in the last episode, is on the case. Morse refuses to help at first because he feels so betrayed. I think, though, the plot is so convoluted, that I started needing a program to keep track of things. It also took so long to figure out who these people were. Of course, their snobby, self-centered being was a turnoff too. I'll be interested to see things going forward. It wasn't terrible, but the show has set a high standard.

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