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Glad it's not over...,
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This review is from: Endeavour: The Complete First Series  [DVD] (DVD)
I came to these all in one go, having managed to miss the tv programmes and thoroughly enjoyed them. It's good to see the 'making' of a well-loved character and the performances are excellent, not least from Roger Allam, who is welcome to come round and read the telephone directory at me any day of the week - oh, that voice! There's a nicely neurotic Anton Lesser (who can take turns re. the directory if he likes) and Shaun Evans has the blend of youthful awkwardness, intelligence and vulnerability perfectly nailed. The script is a blend of 'interesting in the old Morse cruciverbalist tradition' and slightly knowing: fans can play 'spot the origin' to their hearts' content. One or two puns are a bit obvious ('elementary'?! For heavens' sake!) but these are great viewing and great multiple viewing: you may know the story the second time around but it is so well told, you just don't mind.