Endeavour continues on ITV tonight with its new series but who’s on the cast and what’s it all about?
Set in 1968, ITV’s Inspector Morse prequel sees acclaimed actor Shaun Evans return as the recently promoted Detective Sergeant Endeavour Morse.
With each film once again written by series creator Russell Lewis, the new series begins with Morse having finally passed his Sergeant’s exams just as Oxford City Police merges into Thames Valley Constabulary creating uncertainty for everyone at Cowley CID. And despite Joan Thursday (Sara Vickers) return to Oxford, much also remains unresolved following her disappearance the previous year and Endeavour’s unexpected proposal.
Alongside Shaun Evans as Detective Sergeant Endeavour Morse and Sara Vickers as Joan Thursday, also returning will be Roger Allam (The Missing) as Detective Chief Inspector Fred Thursday, Anton Lesser (The Crown) as Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright, Dakota Blue Richards (Skins) as WPC Shirley Trewlove and Sean Rigby (Gunpowder) as Sergeant Jim Strange.
Joining them on the cast are James Bradshaw (Primeval) as Dr. Max DeBryn, Caroline O’Neil (Last Tango In Halifax) as Win Thursday and Abigail Thaw (I Want My Wife Back) as Dorothea Frazil. The series also sees the arrival of new recruit Detective Constable George Fancy, played by Lewis Peek (Poldark), whom Morse is reluctantly tasked with mentoring.
Other names who guest star in the upcoming series include Donald Sumpter (Game Of Thrones), Phil Daniels (New Tricks), Emma Rigby (Prisoners’ Wives), Steve Elder (Apple Tree Yard) and Robin Weaver (Call The Midwife).
In tonight’s final episode of the series, after the mysterious disappearance of a teacher, Endeavour finds himself undercover, investigating the dark and secret world of a public school. When a body is unexpectedly discovered, Endeavour has to question who he can trust – and uncover the truth about the crimes before more people are hurt.
Meanwhile, with news that Cowley Station is due to close, Thursday is determined to solve the ongoing unsolved murders linked to Eddie Nero, and charges Fancy with tracking down the elusive Cromwell Ames.
But when the investigation ends in disaster, Cowley CID find a surprising link to Endeavour’s investigation at the public school. In the shadow of the tragedy, Endeavour and Thursday find some unexpected answers to their cases.
Endeavour airs tonight, Sunday, March 11 at 8PM on ITV.