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Endeavour: Series 5 (2018)




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The year is 1968; it sees the birth of the Thames Valley Constabulary and the imminent closure of Crowley Station. The fate of Crowley Station also puts into question the fate of the police officers staffing it, including the retirement DCI Fred Thursday (Roger Allam) has been looking forward to. Newly promoted DS Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) is assigned a new partner, DC George Fancy. Unfortunately, the two don't get along because of what Morse sees as Fancy's inability to focus on the task in front of them. WPC Shirley Trewlove (Dakota Blue Richards), however, takes a fancy to Fancy, and the two start a relationship. Meanwhile, Joan Thursday (Sara Vickers) returns to Oxford, but not to the arms of her family. She and Morse keep bumping into each other at unexpected places. Season 5 of "Endeavour" also stars Anton Lesser as C. S. Reginald Bright, Sean Rigby as P. C. Jim Strange, and James Bradshaw as Dr. Max DeBryn.


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 (11) | Top Critics (2)

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.

October 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?

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

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

October 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.

March 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.

February 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.

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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