Endeavour (2012– )
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The unexplained poisoning of a former detective sergeant leads Endeavour and Thursday to a local cinema.

Director:

Andy Wilson

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Abby Wilson ... Betty Persky
Iain Stuart Robertson Iain Stuart Robertson ... Ronald Beavis
Christopher Sciueref ... Dr. Moharram Shoukry
Ray Polhill Ray Polhill ... Inspector Atwill
Shaun Evans ... DS Endeavour Morse
Alan David Alan David ... Lambert Kegworth
John McAndrew ... Leslie Garnier
Simon Dutton ... Armand De Vere
Luke Hornsby ... Kenneth Bullings
Sophia Capasso ... Guilia Gallo
Pano Masti ... Pop Gallo
Alister Hawke ... Liam Flynn
David Shaw Parker David Shaw Parker ... Commissionaire Edmund Gordon (as David Shaw-Parker)
Lewis Peek ... DC George Fancy
Dakota Blue Richards ... WPC Shirley Trewlove
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Storyline

Ex-policeman and museum attendant Ronald Beavis is murdered after watching a re-run of 'The Pharaoh's Curse' at the Roxy cinema. Of its staff only organist Leslie Garnier can recall him, having a secret conversation. Morse takes Carol, daughter of Fred Thursday's flash brother Charlie, to a glossy remake of the film, witnessing museum curator, Egyptian Dr Shoutry, protest that it cheapens his culture and carries a curse. Shortly afterwards Leslie is poisoned and the film's star, Emil Valdemar, given a sinister token, stolen from the museum. Morse believes Valdemar to have been the intended victim and rushes to save him in a cinema now in flames to prevent its sale. At the same time racist attacks on properties owned by a local racketeer would appear to have links with the Roxy and its employees. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The character of Emil Valdemar is a reference to Edgar Allen Poe's story, The Facts in The Case of M. Valdemar, where Valdemar is hypnotized to be caught in stasis in the moment before death. See more »

Goofs

Emil Valdemar points out that the autograph in the autograph book is accompanied by the cartouche of the pharaoh Akhenaten. However the cartouche shown is not that of Akhenaten, which is easy to recognize at it contains a circle representing the sun disc (the god Aten from which he took his name). See more »

Quotes

DS Jim Strange: [rhetorically, as he reacts with anger to Dr. Shoukry's anti-British sentiments] Who built the Suez Canal, anyway?
DS Endeavour Morse: Actually, it was the French.
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Connections

References Helpmates (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Dixie
(uncredited)
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Charlie's Car Horn
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Writers Loste Plot
14 February 2018 | by mikedduntonSee all my reviews

Sorry, but I found this to be the worst Endeavour/Morse/Lewis episode I have ever watched. Totally unbelievable and over-complicated plot; Melodramatic; Poorly acted (apart from Fred Thursday character) I would make more observations, but they would involve "plot-spoilers," so i shall refrain. This has been a really good drama. Please do not spoil it by carrying on for too long and losing sight of the main objective - "Morse, The Early Years."


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