Endeavour (2012– )
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Nocturne 

The death of an elderly gentleman with a specialism in heraldry and genealogy propels Morse to the Blythe Mount School for Girls.

Director:

Giuseppe Capotondi

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Laskey ... DS Peter Jakes
Shaun Evans ... DC Endeavour Morse
Susy Kane ... Miss Victoria Danby
Imogen Gurney ... Edwina Parrish
Nell Tiger Free ... Bunty Glossop
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Philippa Collins-Davidson
Eve Perry ... Antonia Lockwood
Maya Gerber Maya Gerber ... Stephanie Hackett
Lucy Boynton ... Petra Briers
Emily Renée ... Shelly Thengardi (as Emily Warren)
Michael Shannon ... Nahum Gardiner (as Michael J. Shannon)
Lynn Farleigh ... Tabby Gardiner
Daniel Ings ... Terence Black
Sara Vickers ... Joan Thursday
Roger Allam ... DI Fred Thursday
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Storyline

Elderly genealogist Adrian Weiss is murdered with an Indian ceremonial dagger in an Oxford museum. Other visitors that day were a party of school-girls from Blythe Mount school, where Morse goes, to find two teachers and seven girls staying there for the summer vacation. After he has left he finds a note reading 'Save Me' stuffed into his pocket. He learns that exactly a century earlier the school, then a private house, was the scene of the unsolved murders of the Blaise-Hamilton family, former owners of the dagger. Soon afterwards sensitive pupil Bunty disappears after hearing ghostly music played in the night. Headmistress Miss Symes tells Morse that the spectre of Charlotte Blaise-Hamilton is said to haunt the school and both Morse and teacher Miss Danby believe they have seen her. Morse contacts Stephen Fitzowen, who wrote a book about the murders and who reports that Weiss was keen to see him before he died and Fitzowen and Morse mount a ghost watch, during which there is another... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Bearwood College which doubled as Blyth Mount also appeared in a John Thaw One Off Drama "Into the Blue" 1997, in that Thaw's character visits a teacher at the school played by Nick Dunning. See more »

Goofs

Stephen Fitzowen claims to have been recording supernatural phenomena with a portable tape recorder for over 40 years. Portable reel-to-reel tape recorders were not available until the late 1940s. This story is set in 1966. See more »

Quotes

Dorothea Frazil: And when was this?
DC Endeavour Morse: July...
DC Endeavour MorseDorothea Frazil: That shouldn't be...
DC Endeavour Morse: ...1866.
Dorothea Frazil: I've been at the Mail a while, Morse, but that's before even my time.
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Connections

References Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

A Girl Like You
(uncredited)
Written by Chip Taylor
Performed by The Troggs
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Strong echoes of Picnic at Hanging Rock
12 December 2018 | by epacrisimpressaSee all my reviews

Along with the apparent ghost story, and a visual reference to The Midwich Cuckoos (filmed as Village of the Damned), there are echoes of the girls' school in the sublime Australian film, Picnic at Hanging Rock, with the beautiful young girls artfully arranged in lovely scenery.


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