Endeavour (2012– )
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The death of a schoolgirl brings Endeavour back to Oxford. When he refuses to accept that the main suspect is guilty, Endeavour has to uncover the truth and rescue a victim before it is too late.


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Colin Dexter (characters by), Russell Lewis (devised by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Lesser ... Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright
Simon Harrison ... DCI Ronnie Box
Aston McAuley Aston McAuley ... Stanley Clemence
Mike Grady ... Ernest Croglin
Ava Masters Ava Masters ... Ann Kirby
Ed Coleman ... Wizard
Fiona Skinner ... Karen Kirby
Khali Best ... Mick Haynes
Sean Rigby ... DS Jim Strange
Shaun Evans ... Sergeant Endeavour Morse
Colin Tierney ... Assistant Chief Constable Bottoms
Abigail Thaw ... Dorothea Frazil
Hugh Sachs ... Reverend Postill
Katharine Bubbear Katharine Bubbear ... Maggie Skynner
Simon Hepworth ... Mr. Tingwell


Endeavour finds himself policing a lonely country patch and back in uniform, but when he discovers the dead body of missing schoolgirl Ann Kirby, it opens the quiet backwater to the roar of Castle Gate CID, now staffed by Thursday and an old adversary. With the former's hands tied, Endeavour resolves to prove a teenager's innocence, and to uncover the truth behind the young girl's death and to solve the three-year-old case of missing schoolgirl Emily Bayard. When yet another schoolgirl, Rosie Johnson, disappears from a country fete, Morse thinks there is a connection.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery








Release Date:

16 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Mammoth Screen See more »
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Did You Know?


This episode has the shortest appearances thus far in the entire run of "Endeavour" by both Abigail Thaw and Caroline O'Neill, series regulars seen in their usual roles of "Dorothea Frazil" and "Win Thursday". Both actresses appear in only one brief scene apiece, with only a few words of dialogue. See more »


Car registration is HZ which is from Northern Ireland, very odd for a Thames Valley police car.

'Endeavour' fans have pointed out that the registration number of the panda car driven by the opera-loving policeman had a secret relevance: 264Hz is the frequency of middle C (and yes, HZ does also signify a 1964 Tyrone registration). See more »


Dr. Max DeBryn: [appearing at his front door with a large knife in his hand] Oh, it's nothing sinister. I'm just getting a seed-cake out of the oven.
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References Touch of Evil (1958) See more »


Spem In Alium
Written by Thomas Tallis
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July 1969 huh
12 February 2019 | by alienfoggSee all my reviews

Although Morse's panda car has "private" plates. The Reg etched into the glass has a J suffix on cars FROM August 1st 1970 to July 31st 1971

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