Endeavour (2012– )
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The sudden death of a secretarial student and the shooting of a doctor appear unconnected, but Morse suspects otherwise.


Edward Bazalgette (as Ed Bazalgette)


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





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Hyde ... Sir Edmund Sloan
Alan Morrissey Alan Morrissey ... Denis Bradley
Shaun Evans ... DC Endeavour Morse
Fiona Ryan Fiona Ryan ... Margaret Bell
Will Richards Will Richards ... Brian Powell
Dominic Taylor Dominic Taylor ... Dr. Frank Cartwright
Luke Allen-Gale ... Derek Clark
Albert Welling ... Wallace Clark
Sophie Stuckey Sophie Stuckey ... Pamela Walters
Jonathan Guy Lewis Jonathan Guy Lewis ... Rev Monkford
Olivia Grant ... Helen Cartwright
John Flanagan John Flanagan ... Mr. Greaves
Roger Allam ... DI Fred Thursday
Anton Lesser ... Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright
Jack Laskey ... DS Peter Jakes


Oxford in the 1960s :- Shabby but sharp young detective constable Morse comes to work with the experienced D.I. Thursday and is perplexed by the death of twenty-year old Margaret Bell from a supposed heart attack. Then Dr Cartwright,partner of her G.P. Bill Prentice,is shot dead. The widow,Helen,and her father Professor Sloan have another problem with her younger sister,the unstable epileptic Pamela,whose child they mind. Morse also finds a connection between Margaret's boyfriend and his tutor,Sloan,who has been receiving letters terming him a murderer. Furthermore the latest victim of a spate of Post Office robberies seems to have been involved with Cartwright in supplying illegal drugs to the likes of Margaret. Reactionary chief superintendent Bright disapproves of Morse's maverick sleuthing and wants him off the case but Morse uses his love of puzzles and former experience with code breaking at the Royal Signal Corps to draw all the threads together and solve the case. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

7 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Sir Edmund says that his family nick-named Pamela "La Gazza Ladra" because she used to steal things. This is a reference to Rossini's comic opera of the same name, which translates as "The Thieving Magpie." See more »


When having a beer with Constable Strange in the pub, Endeavour Morse finishes his pint. In the next shot he has at least an inch and a half left in his glass. See more »


Helen Cartwright: I'm not even going to dignify so disgusting an insinuation with a response.
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References Gideon C.I.D. (1964) See more »


Inspector Morse Theme (Full Version)
Written by Barrington Pheloung
Performed by Barrington Pheloung
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excellent story
24 July 2013 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

I still can't connect Shaun Evans with John Thaw's Morse, but this is a very good series featuring the young Morse (Evans).

"Girl" takes place at Oxford when Morse was a young but very smart pup. He seems resented by the force, except for his superior D.I. Thursday (Fred Allam) who recognizes Morse's talent.

Morse investigates the death of a young woman, Margaret Bell, from a heart attack, backed up by the fact that she had a heart condition and was on medication for it. That might have been the end of it, but then the partner of her doctor, a Dr. Cartwright, is shot dead.

On visiting the Cartwright family, Morse finds Cartwright's widow, the widow's father, her grandson, and her sister Pamela, an epileptic. The family has taken over care of Pamela's son, to the extent that she can't even take the boy for a visit.

Morse's investigation leads to a supplier of illegal drugs, who was seeing Margaret, a vicar with an interesting past, and a scientist involved in war work who is getting hate letters calling him a murderer. Meanwhile, the chief superintendent doesn't like Morse's work and wants him off the case.

Shaun Evans is an excellent actor and seems immersed in the character of Endeavor Morse; however, as far as linking this young man and his bizarre accent to the irascible Morse is, for me anyway, a stretch. Brilliant, well read, observant, Endeavor is all these things as was the older Morse but I see little of the older man's personality.

Nevertheless, it's a well-done series with, so far, very good scripts.

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