Endeavour 2 page

All Endeavour official photos © ITV or © Mammoth Screen

Endeavour Filming photos

Many thanks to Neil who I met at the filming on Monday. He has kindly sent me some of his photos taken on filming days in Oxford.

Photos – © Neil Wise


Endeavour exits pawn shop

Endeavour in deep thought after an “incident”

Shaun prepares for a driving scene.

Endeavour sits on a bench relaxing














































Fab ITV Endeavour trailer

I found this trailer thanks to Radio Times having it on their Top 40 TV Shows 2013 page. It was the first time that I saw it and I think it is fab!

© Mammoth Screen Ltd © ITV

Endeavour interview with Shaun and Roger – David Stephenson

Good news! Endeavour goes back into production for the second series


Filming has now begun on the second series of Endeavour, the phenomenally successful ITV crime drama and prequel to Inspector Morse.

Shaun Evans (The Take, The Last Weekend) returns in the lead role of young Morse, with Roger Allam (The Thick of It, Parade’s End) as his superior Detective Inspector Fred Thursday. Series regulars Anton Lesser, James Bradshaw, Jack Laskey, Shaun Rigby and Abigail Thaw also return.

The new series will comprise 4 x 120 minute films, and is written by acclaimed screenwriter and Morse contributor Russell Lewis. Colin Dexter, whose first Morse story was published in 1975, continues his association with the drama, acting as a consultant to Endeavour producers Mammoth Screen.

More of the ITV production news press release here: Endeavour Production

Good News! ITV recommissions Endeavour for a second series

Starring Shaun Evans and Roger Allam produced by Mammoth Screen

ITV’s critically acclaimed crime drama, Endeavour, will return for a second series following the phenomenal success of the first series starring Shaun Evans and Roger Allam.

As a prequel to the much-admired Inspector Morse, Endeavour debuted in 2012 with a feature length story to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Morse. Consequently, this one off became the highest performing new drama title to air on ITV that year.

With Shaun Evans (The Take, The last Weekend) in the lead role of young Morse, Roger Allam (The Thick of It, Parade’s End, Game of Thrones) as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, and written by Russell Lewis, who wrote for Morse and devised Lewis, the drama instantly became a hit with viewers and critics who acknowledged the high production values and beautifully crafted stories inspired by the character created by acclaimed novelist Colin Dexter, whose first Morse story was published in 1975. Colin continues his association with the drama acting as a consultant to Endeavour producers, Mammoth Screen.

More of the ITV press release here : Endeavour 2nd series

Endeavour Pilot and Series 1 DVDs available on Amazon
Shaun – DVD Amazon Web Store

Endeavour DVD Competition: Results here

Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw, Anton Lesser, Jack
Laskey and Sean Rigby

1st Series

SHAUN EVANS returns as DC ENDEAVOUR MORSE to investigate four compelling new
cases amongst the dreaming spires of 1960s Oxford. Newly appointed as ‘bagman’
to boss and mentor DI FRED THURSDAY
(Roger Allam), Endeavour must navigate a minefield of police politics to solve a quartet of
baffling murder mysteries. Dark family secrets,
a terrifying battle of wits against a
diabolical serial killer, a Royal visit to a
local munitions factory and the shadow of London’s gangland over Oxford.
All will threaten to test Endeavour’s
deductive skills to breaking point.


Endeavour to be shown on PBS Masterpiece

Starting from 7th July American fans of Endeavour will be able to enjoy series 1.

Showing on Sundays: 7th July – Girl, 14th july Fugue, 21st Rocket and 28th Home.

Nice little PBS/Masterspiece website on Series 1 and a few pictures I haven’t seen until now, so it is all good!

Endeavour PBS & Masterpiece site

US Endeavour articles

Endeavour reads his suspect to sleep – NY Times TV

British Cop-show imports arresting – Winnipeg Free Press

Morse the younger – Philly.com

Inspector morse begins a successful Endeavour – NY Post

‘Endeavour’ and its younger Morse are welcome company – LA Times

PBS ‘Morse’ prequel a worthy ‘Endeavour’ – Miami Herald

Masterpiece Mystery Endeavour – kpbs.org
Also has descriptions and video previews of each episode in series 1. Maybe spoilers! There are also a couple of interview clips with Shaun and Abigail Thaw.


Shaun – Radio Times – Endeavour
Shaun – I’m getting better at Opera

Endeavour – Radio Times page
Radio Times

Endeavour – Guide to episode 4
Radio Times Guide – Home


Endeavour – Guide to episode 3
Radio Times Guide – Rocket

Endeavour – Guide to episode 2
Radio Times Guide – Fugue

Endeavour – Guide to episode 1
Radio Times Guide – Girl

iTunes – Buy Endeavour Episodes
Endeavour available on iTunes

Pilot DVD trailer

© Mammoth Screen Ltd © ITV

Pilot Episode
In Oxford in 1965 Endeavour Morse is a tee-total,classical music loving young constable who considers leaving the force after an unhappy affair but stays to join Inspector Thursday’s investigation into the disappearance of schoolgirl Mary Tremlett. By deciphering a code based on crosswords in the local paper and Mary’s poetry books,Morse deduces that Mary was meeting a lover and leads Thursday to the site of her murder. Following the suicide of Mary’s boyfriend,student Miles Percival, Morse meets Miles’ tutor, Dr. Stromming,the crossword setter,who was seeing Mary but had an alibi for the murder. DS Lott,jealous of Thursday’s regard for Morse’s sharpness, attempts to incriminate Miles but then the police learn that Mary and other girls were paid to attend orgies by creepy car dealer Teddy Samuels,who has Lott in his pocket,as well as other worthies. As a result,Thursday,a great mentor who also introduces the young constable to real ale,and Morse are carpeted and Morse considers leaving Oxford. However his job and future are secure after he works out a code Mary had written on her hand,ultimately leading to his cracking the case.

(Pilot episode plot text from Amazon)

Fancy taking the Endeavour – Inspector Morse Walking tour?
Route created by Radio Times


In the new ITV drama Shaun Evans plays a young Morse in picturesque 1960s Oxford. To celebrate we’ve created a walking tour filled with beautiful historic scenes from the classic drama.

A stroll around Oxford offers many landmarks in the lives of Inspector Endeavour Morse, but this tranquil route meanders along the Oxford Canal, where narrow boats chug beside reed beds rich in bird life, then doubles back along the Thames Path — with the chance of a pint.

Escape from Oxford along the Thames and Oxford Canal, and take in a favourite watering hole of Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis.

More information about the tour: Radio Times Endeavour Walking tour 
Text from radiotimes.com and Illustration by Katherine Baxter

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