Endeavour concludes on ITV tonight with its new series for 2019 but who's on the cast and what's it all about?
The new set of films will see Shaun Evans reprise his titular role as DS Endeavour Morse, and celebrated stage and screen actor Roger Allam return as mentor DI Fred Thursday. Each story will be written by Russell Lewis, who contributed to Inspector Morse and has written each of the 23 Endeavour screenplays so far.
Endeavour originally started as a one-off film in 2012 to mark the 25th anniversary of Inspector Morse on ITV. Filmed in and around Oxford, the new set of films will be set in 1969.
Alongside Shaun Evans as DS Endeavour Morse and Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday, the Endeavour 2019 cast includes Anton Lesser as CS Reginald Bright, Sean Rigby as DS Jim Strange, James Bradshaw as Dr Max DeBryn and Sara Vickers as Joan Thursday.
Joining them are Abigail Thaw as Dorothea Frazil and Caroline O’Neill as Win Thursday.
Filmed in and around Oxford, the new films will be executive produced by Mammoth Screen’s Damien Timmer, alongside writer and creator Russell Lewis and WGBH’s Rebecca Eaton. Deanne Cunningham has produced the series whilst Johnny Kenton, Shaun Evans, Leanne Welham and Jamie Donoughue act as directors.
Tonight's fourth and final episode of the series is called DEGÜELLO.
When librarian Obsert Page is gruesomely murdered at the Bodleian, Endeavour and Thursday have little to go on besides a set of muddy boot prints.
With the two main suspects – professors Nicholson and Burrowes - have their own motives for killing the librarian, Endeavour digs deeper into their backgrounds, tracking a trail that appears to connect to seemingly innocent college bequest.
Personal animosities and professional rivalries rise to the surface as it becomes clear that the truth relates to the horrific crimes of Nazi Germany, a thwarted love affair and a series of broken promises that led to a group of innocent people to the concentration camps. But they get Endeavour no closer to solving the murder at the Bodleian.
Meanwhile, the spate of heroin-related deaths continues to grow, and Strange’s suspicions that the deaths are linked to a greater conspiracy of crimes grow.
With the discovery of evidence at the crime scenes linking to the murder of George Fancy, Strange is convinced that the conspiracy goes much further than the criminal community.
Endeavour airs tonight, Sunday, March 3 at 8PM on ITV.
There are four episodes of Endeavour in 2019 and you can catch up online via ITV Hub.