Endeavour: Series 1 (2013)



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Air date: Jul 14, 2013
Air date: Jul 21, 2013
Air date: Jul 28, 2013

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Shaun Evans plays Detective Constable Endeavour Morse in this prequel to "Inspector Morse," the popular crime drama based on the novels by Colin Dexter. Set in Oxford in 1965, the first series of "Endeavour" sees the young Morse track an opera-loving serial killer, and investigate the apparent hit-and-run death of a classics professor.


Roger Allam
as DI Fred Thursday
Shaun Evans
as DC Endeavour Morse
Anton Lesser
as Chief Superintendent Bright
Jack Laskey
as DS Peter Jakes

Critic Reviews for Endeavour Series 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (6)

This episode could have spent more time on character and made the story simpler. But the fact that it leaves us wanting more Morse is a good thing.

Jul 8, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is perfect Sunday night viewing - there are bodies but no real gore, confrontations but no real violence.

Apr 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Even by 'Morse' standards, the solution is on the opaque side of tricksy, but seasoned Morse watchers will enjoy the careful integration of familiar elements.

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The unfussy approach that worked for Morse also works best for Endeavour.

Jul 8, 2013 | Full Review…

If you love English mysteries, and love the old Inspector Morse, you will love young inspector Morse more.

Jul 8, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

For Endeavour to work, Morse has to take his place among those titans of the detective genre who transcend the actors who play them.

Jul 7, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Given another opportunity to wallow, tastefully, in nostalgia for its predecessor, the new show doesn't miss a beat.

Jul 5, 2013 | Full Review…

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