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Endeavour 

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2012– )
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Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.
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Series cast summary:
Shaun Evans ...  DC Endeavour Morse / ... 28 episodes, 2012-2020
Roger Allam ...  DI Fred Thursday / ... 28 episodes, 2012-2020
James Bradshaw ...  Dr. Max DeBryn 27 episodes, 2012-2019
Anton Lesser ...  Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright 26 episodes, 2013-2019
Sean Rigby ...  DS Jim Strange / ... 26 episodes, 2013-2019
Caroline O'Neill ...  Win Thursday 23 episodes, 2013-2019
Sara Vickers ...  Joan Thursday 20 episodes, 2013-2019
Abigail Thaw ...  Dorothea Frazil 19 episodes, 2012-2019
Dakota Blue Richards ...  WPC Shirley Trewlove 13 episodes, 2016-2018
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Series 1 follows the early police career of young Endeavour Morse, who upon leaving his Oxford College without a degree, spending time in the Royal Signal Corps., and eventually joining the Oxfordshire Police, is transferred to CID, attaining the rank of Detective Constable. Originally starting out his career at Carshall-Newtown Police, Morse transfers to the Oxford City Police in 1965 following a murder investigation during the pilot episode. While with the Oxford City Police, Morse is taken under the wing of veteran Detective Inspector Fred Thursday. Inspector Thursday names Morse his designated "bag man" and shows him the ropes as Morse begins to solve a string of complex murders, much to the envy and annoyance of some of his superiors, particularly Detective Sergeant Jakes and Chief Superintendent Bright. Thursday and Morse's fellow officer, Police Constable Strange, try to steer the young Endeavour into taking his Sergeant's exam, so that he may be relieved of "General Duties" ... Written by harrycallahan18

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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UK

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English

Release Date:

1 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Abigail Thaw, daughter of John Thaw who played Inspector Morse, appears in several episodes of Endeavour as Dorothea Frazil. Frazil is a type of ice; when combined with the character's first initial the name could be read as De-ice, which in turn could be interpreted as to "thaw." See more »

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A show that proves TV dramas can beat movies any day.
26 July 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

As a Morse addict I was sceptical about a prequel, prequels are very much in vogue, not always successful, the likes of Prime Suspect flopped, but Endeavour has continued to exceed my expectations. The devastation I felt when Morse went, then Poirot, then finally Foyle's War was pretty big, three of the best shows from the last twenty years in my opinion, but Endeavour has taken the mantle.

Morse had a unique quality, different to all others, I truly feel that all those behind Endeavour have managed to capture that DNA and bring it to life. Shaun Evans is magical in the role, as the show goes on I feel that he's really managed o capture the essence of John Thaw, he'd have been proud. Roger Allam was the perfect actor to cast as Thursday, he is consistently superb, a joy to watch. I also love the fact that Abigail Thaw was given a recurring role, respectful. That also extends to the appearances of Colin Dexter, until his death in 2017.

The Morse series was so rich in detail that Endeavour could well run for several years, the content is so deliciously high in quality that there's plenty to draw from.

So many brilliant episodes, favourites of mine include Quartet, Icarus and Neverland, but how do you chose?

Please let this run for many years, viewing at its best. 10/10


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