REVIEW Endeavour (S8 E3/3)

The ominous title Terminus suggest that things are coming to an end for Endeavour – but can this one episode tie up all the loose ends and mark the transition to Inspector Morse? After the farcical events of series seven, all histrionics and implausibility, this season has marked a reasonable return to form. True, there seems to have been a…

REVIEW Endeavour (S8 E2/3)

Red hot sex! Gratuitous nudity! Smutty innuendo! Not what you would expect in a typical episode of Endeavour, but that’s what we’re promised in Scherzo, as Morse’s investigation of the death of a taxi driver takes him to a nudist camp and the fleshpots of Soho.  Scherzo – a musical term meaning a vigorous, light or playful composition,…

REVIEW Endeavour (S8 E1/3)

Lovelorn Endeavour Morse has hit the bottle, the IRA is threatening to shoot a footballer, and a college has been bombed – it’s 1971, and the decade is not off to a good start for our morose detective hero.  After the pseudo-operatic farce of the last season, all doomed love, implausible insurance scams and unconvincing…

ITV confirms Endeavour transmission date

If you haven’t read our huge, massive, enormo autumn/winter crime drama preview you may have missed that ITV has confirmed the transmission date for series eight of Endeavour. (You can read our autumn/winter here, if you like.) The good news is that the ITV favourite is only just around the corner. The only thing we’re…

REVIEW: Endeavour (S7 E3/3)

So is this the big one? Is this where we finally find out why the older Morse never spoke of his former boss Fred Thursday? Is this, in fact, the final scene of the opera, the one in which the tragic heroine dies and the hero’s heart is broken? All the signs point that way…

REVIEW: Endeavour (S7 E2/3)

Now that we’re approaching the era of the first Inspector Morse dramas, there are a lot of loose ends to be tied up – not the least of which is why Morse never spoke about Fred Thursday. A huge falling out is clearly on the cards – will this involve Endeavour’s doomed love affair with…

REVIEW: Endeavour (S7 E1/3)

After the revelations of police corruption and the inevitable violent fallout at the end of the last series, DS Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) is enjoying a well-earned break in Venice – surely the centre of his cultural universe. DCI Fred Thursday (Roger Allam) and wife Win seem reconciled, though Fred’s beginning to feel his age,…

ITV releases first trailer for series seven of Endeavour

Stand-by… series seven of Endeavour is just around the corner, and now we’ve got our first look. ITV has released a trailer from the series, which starts in early February. Series seven is set in the 1970s and the new episodes finds the team reunited at Castle Gate CID, with Chief Superintendent Bright back in…

Endeavour begins filming series seven, eighth series commissioned

Endeavour is one of the most popular crime shows on British TV. The Morse origin series pulls in viewers by the millions, and in Shaun Evans and Roger Allman it has one of the most effective and likeable cop pairings on TV. Now we have some news… series seven has begun filming and an eighth…

David Tennant to star in new Channel 4 murder mystery

David Tennant – beloved Scottish actor who has a place in the crime drama hall of fame thanks to his role in Broadchurch – is to star in a new Channel 4 series, described by Variety as a, “drama following two families in the aftermath of a tragedy that claims the lives of a woman…

REVIEW: Endeavour (S6 E4/4)

In Degüello, it’s 1969, (still), and the face of Oxford is changing – Cllr. Clive Burkitt’s building schemes are raising (shoddy) tower blocks in Martyrs’ Field, and we’re in for a torrid tale of corruption in government, business and the police. Meanwhile, Bright’s wife is dying of cancer, Fred’s agonising over taking bungs from Box,…

ITV renews Endeavour for a seventh series

ITV has confirmed that hit detective drama Endeavour has been recommissioned for a seventh series.  The new set of films will see Evans reprise his role alongside celebrated star of stage and screen, Roger Allam as mentor DI Fred Thursday. It’s goodbye to Morse and Thursday for now, but not forever… #Endeavour will return to @ITV with a…