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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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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

1 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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In the fourth series of The Thick of It (2005), Roger Allam's character speaks the line "He's Lewis, I'm Morse." See more »

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Referenced in Granada Reports: 8 February 2019: Lunchtime Bulletin (2019) See more »

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The very best of PBS
17 February 2017 | by bobbobwhiteSee all my reviews

Typically great PBS Mystery, but much better than most. Shaun Evans as Endeavour Morse, with his childlike deer in the headlights look as he detects each weekly crime, portrays the young but already very cerebral Morse whom we remember so well as an elder copper from the great 90s PBS show. Evans' as Morse, with his deceptive appearance of innocence and naivete, works through crimes with gentle but bulldog persistence until all is sorted. Roger Allam as his stoic, staid, habit-bound chief detective is also superb in his unwavering, fatherly support of Morse throughout, is always 100% credible as a mid-level Brit copper. Anton Lesser plays his daft martinet of a superintendent as not totally stupid, but he is perfectly underwhelming on purpose as Supt. Bright(hmmm)and is much more consumed with political kissing up than he is with the drudgery of everyday police work. He leaves that to the minions. All in all, great ensemble work, with very individual and unique characterizations in all roles, and I must say that I am so pleased that PBS has not fallen into the common American TV crime show trap of extending one crime into seeming infinity, week after slogging week. Thanks to this Morse, all is saved, and solved, in each show. The gorgeous and dramatic theme and various opera and classical pieces play a significant qualitative part too, as they both did in the original Morse show. Anticipate, then enjoy.


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