Endeavour (2012– )
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The sudden death of a secretarial student and the shooting of a doctor appear unconnected, but Morse suspects otherwise.


Edward Bazalgette (as Ed Bazalgette)


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





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Hyde ... Sir Edmund Sloan
Alan Morrissey Alan Morrissey ... Denis Bradley
Shaun Evans ... DC Endeavour Morse
Fiona Ryan ... Margaret Bell
Will Richards Will Richards ... Brian Powell
Dominic Taylor Dominic Taylor ... Dr. Frank Cartwright
Luke Allen-Gale ... Derek Clark
Albert Welling ... Wallace Clark
Sophie Stuckey Sophie Stuckey ... Pamela Walters
Jonathan Guy Lewis Jonathan Guy Lewis ... Rev Monkford
Olivia Grant ... Helen Cartwright
John Flanagan John Flanagan ... Mr. Greaves
Roger Allam ... DI Fred Thursday
Anton Lesser ... Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright
Jack Laskey ... DS Peter Jakes


Oxford in the 1960s :- Shabby but sharp young detective constable Morse comes to work with the experienced D.I. Thursday and is perplexed by the death of twenty-year old Margaret Bell from a supposed heart attack. Then Dr Cartwright,partner of her G.P. Bill Prentice,is shot dead. The widow,Helen,and her father Professor Sloan have another problem with her younger sister,the unstable epileptic Pamela,whose child they mind. Morse also finds a connection between Margaret's boyfriend and his tutor,Sloan,who has been receiving letters terming him a murderer. Furthermore the latest victim of a spate of Post Office robberies seems to have been involved with Cartwright in supplying illegal drugs to the likes of Margaret. Reactionary chief superintendent Bright disapproves of Morse's maverick sleuthing and wants him off the case but Morse uses his love of puzzles and former experience with code breaking at the Royal Signal Corps to draw all the threads together and solve the case. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

7 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In several scenes, Shaun Evans (Young Morse) kicks his right leg forward slightly as he is walking. This is a reference to the same trait in John Thaw's walk in Inspector Morse (1987) which was caused by an injury that Thaw sustained in his teens. See more »


When having a beer with Constable Strange in the pub, Endeavour Morse finishes his pint. In the next shot he has at least an inch and a half left in his glass. See more »


Helen Cartwright: I'm not even going to dignify so disgusting an insinuation with a response.
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References Gideon C.I.D. (1964) See more »


Endeavour Theme
Performed by L'orchestra Cinematique
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Quality viewing.
3 October 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Girl is a very worthy follow up to the pilot episode, a quality mystery, and considering this was the first episode after the pilot everything somehow felt very settled, there was no question of the actors needing time, or the show needing to settle in, instantly this was Morse in his younger days, and this episode had the flavour of Morse.

Unlike any other episode of Endeavour, I'd say this one took a little time to open up, the first half hour or so were a little on the pedestrian side, but once it opened up, the show's real quality shone through.

The story was excellent, but it was the character play, and relationships that made this very interesting, the way Thursday felt protective over Morse, even willing to confront his own boss, Morse's relationship with his colleagues, especially the one with his future boss.

The best decision they made was introducing Anton Lesser, Chief Superintendent Bright has been a superb character from the very beginning.

Very fine start to the first series. 8/10

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