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…

REVIEW: Endeavour (S6 E3/4)

Between the shotgun killing of a sweet factory girl and the execution of her boss, it’s all murder and mayhem in the picture-postcard village of Chigton, and it’s going to take more than PC McGarry No 452 to sort it out. While this episode is clearly going to be stuffed with references to children’s stop-motion…

The end for Thursday? ITV releases cryptic teaser

We’ve been enjoying series six of Endeavour – as we have all series of the Morse origin story – and integral to show’s success is the relationship between Morse himself and his mentor, DI Fred Thursday. They’ve been together through thick and thin for since they first burst onto our screens in 2012. Now, with…

REVIEW: Endeavour (S6 E2/4)

5-4-3-2-1! Endeavour is go! This week, Morse investigates a murder at a TV studio making a marionette series  – will he be pulling the strings, or is someone else the puppet master? As Apollo 11 sets off for the moon, astronomers are preparing to track the launch. Morse, back in CID, is unimpressed – the…

REVIEW: Endeavour (S6 E1/4)

It’s all change for young Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) as we reach 1969. Led Zeppelin is on the radio, Bright is in Traffic, and Strange is in admin – but what of Morse and Thursday? Posted to Woodstock and transferred to uniform, estranged from Fred Thursday and daughter Joanie, Morse has grown a moustache in…