- Actors: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Sean Rigby, James Bradshaw, Anton Lesser
- Format: PAL, Colour, Widescreen, Dolby
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Number of discs: 2
- Classification: 12
- Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 6 May 2013
- Run Time: 358 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (514 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00A6UHD2C
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,148 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Endeavour: The Complete First Series  [DVD]
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Following the overwhelming success of the one-off Inspector Morse prequel, Endeavour returns for it’s first series. Shaun Evans (The Take, The Last Weekend, Silk) stars as Police Constable Endeavour Morse in four new films written by Lewis creator and Morse writer Russell Lewis. Roger Allam (The Jury, Parade's End, The Thick of It) returns as Endeavour’s senior partner, Detective Inspector Fred Thursday and Sean Rigby takes on the role of a young PC Strange--the character who appeared in the original Morse series. James Bradshaw will return as Dr Max Debryn and John Thaw’s daughter Abigail will make further guest appearances as Dorothea Frazil. Supporting cast includes Anton Lesser (The Hour, Garrow’s Law, The Scapegoat) as Chief Supt Reginald Bright and Jack Laskey (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) as DS Peter Jakes.
Since Inspector Morse came to an end, there's already been one subsequent series that's taken place using the characters from that world, in the form of Lewis. Endeavour, though, goes backwards, and introduces us to an earlier Morse. Here, he's no Inspector, rather a Constable, and it's Shaun Evans who takes on the role made famous by John Thaw.
There are lots of things that make Endeavour really quite special, too. For instance, it doesn't pretend to be distinct, and weaves in one or two nods to the older Inspector Morse, without ever feeling that it's dependant on it. Furthermore, Evans is excellent. He captures many of the character ticks that John Thaw brought to the role, yet finds room to make his own mark too.
However, all of this would be of little use were the investigations themselves undercooked. As it is, the four films that make up this first series of Endeavour crackle with excellent writing and strong production values. At best, they're really quite gripping, arguably even better than Lewis, and measure up to the standards set in the past. Many were sceptical when it was first announced that ITV was planning Endeavour, and it was suggested that it was a spin-off too far. Those doubters have been proven wrong in the very best possible way. --Jon Foster
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I now hope that there will be further episodes to follow.
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