Endeavour (2012– )
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The railway takes center stage as Endeavour investigates the disappearance of a local woman - with initial fears linking it to the unsolved murder of a teenager, killed several years earlier.


Jim Field Smith


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Scardifield Simon Scardifield ... Cedric Naughton
Shaun Evans ... DS Endeavour Morse
Sean Rigby ... DS Jim Strange
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd Jacob Fortune-Lloyd ... Don Mercer
Lydea Perkins Lydea Perkins ... Frances Porter
Siobhan O'Carroll Siobhan O'Carroll ... Matron
Judy Clifton Judy Clifton ... Lilian Conway
John Biggins John Biggins ... Burt Hobbs
Sara Vickers ... Joan Thursday
Caroline O'Neill ... Win Thursday
Roger Allam ... DCI Fred Thursday
Lewis Peek ... DC George Fancy
Edwin Thomas ... Noel Porter
Rosalie Craig Rosalie Craig ... Jilly Conway
Anton Lesser ... Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright


Whilst Thursday investigates a lorry hi-jack and the death of its driver Morse tries to solve the disappearance of married shop worker Frances Porter, discovering that he had just met with her lover Don Mercer. After her body is found at a disused railway halt there is a suggestion that her murder could be linked to an earlier, unsolved crime executed in the same way. When Frances's co-worker Anoushka is killed their employer Marty Bedlo comes under suspicion though Morse believes the killer may be somebody closer to home. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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8 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The story ends with a radio announcement of the murder of Robert Kennedy in America, placing the story as taking place at the beginning of June, 1968. (Kennedy died on June 6th). See more »


When DI Box and DS Dawson are first introduced at the police station, the clock remains stopped at 10:41 over several minutes. But we know it's running, because earlier that morning it showed 9:35. See more »


Dorothea Frazil: [referring to a four-year-old unsolved murder case] They nicknamed the killer "Prince Charming". He took her shoes as a souvenir.
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Crazy Credits

The final credits clue is Parliamentary Trains, which is the fancy term for ghost trains. Ghost trains, like the one in the episode, are still run to keep certain lines from closing. It takes an act of Parliament to close a line. See more »


References Crossroads (1964) See more »


Can't You Hear Me Knocking
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Another great episode.
18 February 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Another, very, very good episode in this impressive fifth series of Endeavour, another excellent story, and the continued story arc which is definitely building towards something. As with last week's episode there are unresolved matters, all of which are pointing towards a big episode. Shaun Evans continues to amaze, Roger Allam also outstanding, but for me this week the best performance came from Anton Lesser, always great, but we saw a different side to his personality, his showdown with DI Ronnie Box was a great moment. Also nice to see WPC Shirley Trewlove growing in stature, she had a few great moments also. Superb in terms of character play and story, the conclusion was very deep, and I think I'll need to re-watch to fully understand it. Anyone watching that hadn't seen previous episodes would be frustrated by the ambiguity, the story arc is great for fans like me, but not so good for casual viewers.

Excellent once again, it all feels like it's building towards something.

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