Shaun Evans returns to duty at Oxford City Police as Colin Dexter's cerebral Endeavour Morse, with four new gripping murder mysteries set amidst the turning tides of 1960s Britain. His partnership with DI Fred Thursday (Roger Allam) now firmly cemented, the two men must band together to crack this fresh quartet of dazzingly complex cases, shaking the highest pillars of Oxford society as they go. A parade soured by suspected suicide; a girls' school haunted by memories past; a strangler stalking the foggy autumn twilight; and conspiratorial whisperings in the corridors of power. Endeavour must risk all if he is to bring those responsible to justice, and escape with brain and body intact.
I live abroad so had not seen this in UK when it came out. I particularly like the feeling of the time - props,clothes, hairstyles, cars etc - cars are not always polished and gleaming. Engrossing plots and an entertaining series.
I think that the Endeavour series are a great success. I loved Inspector Morse and was rather doubtful about a 'prequel' series but a wonderful job has been done - in the writing, the characters and the casting of actors.
This was and is a brilliant series. When I heard they were doing Morses younger days I thought, big mistake. Just as Fitzwilliam Darcy will always be Colin Firth so Endeavour Morse is only John Thaw. But...I was not prepared for great stories and great acting from Shaun Evans as Morse, Roger Allam and Anton Lesser and the haunting theme tune by Barrington Pheloung.