Endeavour (2012– )
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A photo-shoot on an army base turns sinister when one of the models is found dead. But the investigation is complicated when Sam Thursday is revealed to be involved.

Director:

Robert Quinn

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shaun Evans ... DS Endeavour Morse
Roger Allam ... DCI Fred Thursday
Caroline O'Neill ... Win Thursday
Jules Robertson ... Debating Society President
Caroline Goodall ... Lady Bayswater
Marcus Griffiths Marcus Griffiths ... Marcus X
Claire Ganaye Claire Ganaye ... Claudine
Ray Sesay Ray Sesay ... Pte. Oswald
Lee Armstrong Lee Armstrong ... Pte. Collier
Ian Pirie ... Lt. Col. Mad Jack McDuff
William Scott-Masson William Scott-Masson ... Col. Champion
Robert Portal ... Maj. Coward
Bert Seymour Bert Seymour ... 2nd Lt. Rupert Carmichael
Greg Austin ... Kit Hutchens
Rebecca Saire ... Hazel Radowicz
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Storyline

After a fashion shoot at an army base where Thursday's son Sam is stationed model Jean Ward is murdered, clutching a cap badge, apparently belonging to Private Oswald, who, as a black man, was Jean's type, according to her estranged stepmother, Lady Bayswater, a former Nazi sympathizer. Jean had flirted with Oswald and Sam and was once engaged to visiting military historian Rex Laidlaw. Believing Oswald was framed Morse does some private sleuthing and gets attacked by Colonel McDuff, a former war hero, now an unpredictable drunk. Following a second murder Morse suspects that one of the officers had a link to Jean's past but discovers that 'the army looks after its own' before cracking the case. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

15 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The real name of the fascistic Lady Bayswater is said to be "Charity Mudford", which can hardly fail to remind viewers of the real-life Unity Mitford. She was the daughter of Lord Redesdale, and is reputed to have fallen in love with Adolf Hitler in the early 1930s and even to have harbored hopes of marrying him. However, the character is, as played by Caroline Goodall, much more like Unity's sister Diana, who was the second wife of the notorious Sir Oswald Mosley, the founder of the British Union of Fascists. Sir Oswald openly supported Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930s and was, with his wife, interned throughout the Second World War. He was, however, still alive in 1968, the year in which this "Endeavour" story takes place, whereas Lady Bayswater's husband is said to be long dead. See more »

Goofs

When Farridge, the photographer, is snapping Jean Ward as she poses on a tank, he tells her to "think Warren Beatty". However, he pronounces the actor's surname in the British manner, as "Bee-ty", whereas the man himself has always pronounced it in the American way, as "Bay-ty", something about which he was always keen to correct British interviewers. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Col. Mad Jack McDuff: You'll take a dram for the road?
[Door closes]
Maj. Coward: I'm done, Mac.
Lt. Col. Mad Jack McDuff: Oh, you're poor company, Mungo. Very poor. You never used to be such a dull companion. Well, go, if you're going. Prisoner and escort? Is that it? Go to your bed, man. You've not the tits for a wet nurse. I'm for a turn around the square.
[Door opens]
Lt. Col. Mad Jack McDuff: Get some air.
[Door closes]
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Crazy Credits

The final credits clue is Sir Henry Newbolt, whose poem "vitai lampada" is received by Colonel McDuff late in the episode. See more »

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Strange Brew
Written by Eric Clapton, Felix Pappalardi and Gail Collins
Performed by Cream
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Well Structured Military Tale
17 July 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This brings Morse into the world of a military base where rules are different. This also focuses on racism and the issues of integration. We are used to these being American issues but we forget that racism exists throughout the world. Here there is a group of people who hate minorities and bask in their "superiority." This is a finely put together episode.


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