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Endeavour 2021 cast and spoilers from series 8 on ITV

Endeavour 2021 air date, cast and all we know

Series 8 of Endeavour has arrived on ITV – here’s all you need to know.


The eighth series of the critically-acclaimed detective drama will have three brand new feature-length episodes.

Set in the year 1971, light duties quickly vanishes as the team, still reeling from the events of the past year, are summoned to investigate the most challenging of cases so far.

Endeavour cast

The Endeavour series 8 cast will see Shaun Evans reprise his role as DS Endeavour Morse, alongside Roger Allam as DCI Fred Thursday.

Filmed on location in Oxford the strong ensemble cast reunited with Shaun and Roger includes Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones) who returns as CS Reginald Bright, Sean Rigby (Gunpowder) as DS Jim Strange, James Bradshaw (Close to The Enemy) as Dr Max DeBryn, Abigail Thaw (I Want My Wife Back) as Dorothea Frazil, Caroline O’Neill (Last Tango In Halifax) as Win Thursday and Sara Vickers (Watchmen) as Joan Thursday.

Watch Endeavour series 8 on TV and online

Endeavour currently airs at 8PM on Sunday nights on ITV. The next episode (Episode 3 – Terminus) airs on 26 September. It’s the final episode of the new series.

Alternatively you can watch online and catch up on ITV Hub and BritBox after episodes first air on TV.


A teaser of the latest episodes shares: “In the midst of the 1971’s cruel winter, the foundations of Endeavour and Thursday’s relationship are profoundly shaken when Thursday unwittingly discovers the extent of Endeavour’s problems are greater than anybody could have suspected.

“Meanwhile things at home become quote tense for Thursday and Win when they receive disturbing news from abroad.

“When a snowstorm splits CID, and they independently work to solve the murder of a college don, Thursday enlists the help of Dorothea, while Endeavour finds himself stranded at an abandoned hotel, a pawn in a game of gruesome revenge.”

Past episodes of Endeavour can be watched online via the ITV Hub here and all episodes of series 1 to 7 online via BritBox here.

A complete series 1 to 7 DVD box set series is available to buy on Amazon here.

Series creator, writer and executive producer Russell Lewis said of the new series: “After our longest suspension, all at #TeamEndeavour are delighted to have been returned to duty. If anything, the delay has made us all determined to make series eight everything it can be.

“Happily, it looks as if our timeline has endured the hiatus and that we will still be delivering our vision of 1971, albeit through an Endeavour glass darkly, exactly half a century on. Social distancing and strict insurance regulation with its bubbles and cohorts mean that backroom boys like me and the other execs haven’t been able to get out to set as usual, but all the same we’re very fortunate to be back in business at all and count our blessings daily.


“It’s truly lovely to be back telling new stories with Oxford’s Finest. I hope the audience finds they’ve been worth the wait.”

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