Endeavour: Series 5 (2018)


Series 5

Critics Consensus

Shaun Evans' Detective Morse remains the integral ingredient to this Endeavour, bringing an addictive charisma to a fifth season that will continue to entertain viewers who prefer tact over violence in their murder mysteries.



Critic Ratings: 12


Audience Score

User Ratings: 91
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Air date: Jun 24, 2018
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Tv Season Info

Series 5 of "Endeavour" sees Morse return to active duty, risking everything to bring the lawbreakers to justice.


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

Critic Reviews for Endeavour Series 5

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

You have to ask, if there hadn't been Inspector Morse, would Endeavour be worth the endeavour, and the answer is probably no. But Endeavour, as a foreshadowing of things to come, remains just about palatable.

Oct 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Evans is the best thing here by far, his interrogation face a thing of wonder. Could someone do something about the script, though?

Feb 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A banner year for Endeavour.

Jun 11, 2019 | Full Review…

A more pressing concern for long-time viewers will be the state of Morse's legendarily troubled love life.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

This is Endeavour all over. You're watching it lolling on the sofa on a Sunday night, slightly concerned that it's slowly turning your brain into coagulated Ovaltine, when it suddenly throws out a subversive gem.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The series is still (she admits, grudgingly) solidly made, yet we've now got to 1968 and I am beginning to think some of the time and attention so obviously lavished on the nostalgia could have been devoted to the plot.

Feb 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Now in its fifth series, this superlative murder-mystery drama excels because its characters are deep and real, not anonymous parts in a kit that writers can swap in and out.

Feb 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Familiar, maybe, and comforting (as comforting as murder can be). But it is also really good.

Oct 29, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Viewers of this smashing series may well take to heart the aforementioned flood of goodbyes and the sense of a good thing over that descends at the end of season 5.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Unlike the sometimes needlessly graphic US crime series, with their plethora of psychotic characters, "Endeavour" practices a restraint that PBS viewers will welcome.

Jun 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This is how such dramas sugar-coat savagery, with intellectual varnish. I see why -- because it works.

Feb 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A beautifully elegiac end to this series of Endeavour.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Endeavour: Series 5

  • Aug 04, 2018
    I CAN'T SEE yet the development of the 'morse' character played by the late John Thaw, but It is enjoyable nevertheless.
  • Jul 28, 2018
    Smart and engaging—having seen both the Inspector Morse and the Insoector Lewis series twice through, I can attest that the writers and actors have done a superb job of seamlessly connecting “Endeavor.” Well done!
  • Jul 02, 2018
    The BBC offers the best in police drama and Morse et al. is among the very best. although the plot lines were starting to thin in Endeavour Season 4, and Season 5 continues this trend into highly implausible situations, it is still Must See TV.
  • Jul 02, 2018
    Hello everybody! I don't know why so few reviews on this series, in my opinion, it is worth attention. Already have watched last season's using boxxy software , easy navigation service and for free. Not all the series impressed me, but there are very interesting ones, until the end you can not understand who is , who did it?
  • Jun 29, 2018
    Unlike American mysteries, I can't see the ending coming from a mile away.

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