Review: Endeavour (S4 E5/6), Sunday 4th March, ITV

It’s always claimed that Endeavour Morse is one of the great detectives – we beg to differ. He might be one of the great detective characters, but his detecting sometimes leaves a lot to be desired – usually there’s a string of corpses before he solves the case, with some blinding insight based on a…

Review: Endeavour (S5 E4/6), Sunday 25th February, ITV

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE In Colours – a title with at least two meanings – Morse has to tackle dark forces both in society and the army, with racial tensions bubbling under. But meanwhile, Fred and Win go ballroom dancing, while Morse has a spring in his step as he romances French photojournalist Claudine (Claire Ganaye). 

Review: Endeavour (S5 E1/6), Sunday 4th February, ITV

Not only lauded but also honoured (with the George Medal) at the end of the last series, E. Morse is now a fixture in the new Thames Valley constabulary – but as we move into the late 60s, what political shenanigans and social revolutions will now complicate the detective’s cosy murder investigations?

Filming starts on series five of Endeavour

We’ve all seen how difficult it is to get prequels right – well hello Prime Suspect 1973 – but Endeavour, and specifically this year’s series four of Endeavour, often got things very right. It had that right mix of lore (in this case Morse lore), comfortable English bucolia and decent storylines and character progressions. So it’s good news…

Colin Dexter, 1930-2017

The sad news broke this morning that Colin Dexter, the creator of Inspector Morse and writer of 13 Morse novels, died, aged 86.

Review: Endeavour (S4 E1/4), Sunday 8th January, ITV

Two days after the 30th anniversary of Inspector Morse’s first ever appearance on our screens, Endeavour keeps the torch burning with a fourth series. It’s been a patchy-old ride for Endeavour since its inception – yes, its air is thick with Morse lore and what people now call ‘easter eggs’, but over the course of…

ITV commissions fourth season of Endeavour

The consensus seemed to be that the recent, third series of Endeavour wasn’t the best. But there’s something extremely comforting about the show – the Oxford surroundings, the 1960s setting, and, of course, the fact that Morse himself (albeit a younger Morse) is on our screens – so we’re delighted that ITV has commissioned the…

Review: Endeavour (S3 E3/4), Sunday 17th January, ITV

You can’t imagine the young Endeavour Morse letting his hair down in the Summer of Love – even less so, Fred Thursday – and indeed Morse is lurking in his dingy basement flat, Fred is wheezy, and Strange has been promoted to DS, taking over Jakes’ post. Not only that, this episode – Prey –…

Review: Endeavour (S3 E2/4), Sunday 10th January, ITV

After last week’s magical mystery tour, two parts The Great Gatsby to a measure of The Prestige, let’s hope that this story of artists and models isn’t a load of old Pollocks. Back in harness after his sojourn in the nick, young Morse and old Fred Thursday find themselves in the world of action painting, hippy…

Trailer: Endeavour, Episode Two

The general consensus is that the first episode of the third series of Endeavour (see our review here) was a bit daft and a bit of an anti-climax. Still, it’s well worth a watch for all those comforting, familiar Morseisms and the the relationship between Morse and Thursday. There’s a new episode this week, and…