Endeavour is back on ITV tonight with its new series for 2020 - who's on the cast and what's it all about?
The show follows the early career of the young Endeavour Morse, played by acclaimed actor, Shaun Evans.
Based on author Colin Dexter's characters, a brand new set of three films will see Evans reprise his role alongside celebrated star of stage and screen, Roger Allam as mentor DI Fred Thursday.
Endeavour airs on Sunday nights at 8PM on ITV from February 9.
Alongside Evans and Allam, also on the Endeavour cast for series 7, Anton Lesser (Game Of Thrones) 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 and Caroline O’Neill (Last Tango In Halifax) as Win Thursday.
The full cast includes:
Mrs Bright - CAROL ROYLE
Violetta - STEPHANIE LEONIDAS
Ludo - RYAN GAGE
Rafiq Sardar - PAL ARON
Johnny Simba - BUOM TIHNGANG
Adrian Sloane - GRAEME STEVELY
Oberon Prince - NEIL ROBERTS
Uqbah Sardar - MADHAV SHARMA
Farook Sardar - SIA ALIPOUR
Martin Gorman - JASON MERRELLS
Gary Rogers - WILLIAM ALLAM
Isla Trent - DEVA WAREING
Bobby Singh - HARKI BHAMBRA
Stanley Nayle - TED ROBBINS
Rosemary Prince - EMMA CUNLIFFE
Mrs Radowicz - REBECCA SAIRE
Salim Sardar - SHANE ZAZA
Nuha Sardar - HIFTU QUASEM
The new trilogy of films mark Endeavour and his colleagues entering a new decade and era of change. Opening on New Year’s Eve 1969, normal order has been resumed and the team reunited at Castle Gate CID, with Chief Superintendent Bright back in charge.
However, the events of the past year have left their mark, and the new series will see old friendships challenged and new relationships blossom.
Tonight's third episode is called Zanana.
When Endeavour is called to investigate what at first appears to be a freak accident at Lady Matilda’s College, he uncovers a potential link between a series of peculiar incidents across Oxford, and despite Thursday’s scepticism, becomes convinced the accidents are the result of foul play.
Lady Matilda’s meanwhile, is in the midst of a referendum campaign which will decide whether or not the college should become co-educational, and when one of their own is attacked while walking alone on the towpath, the female students become more determined than ever to keep the wolf without the citadel.
Endeavour airs tonight, Sunday, February 16 at 8PM on ITV.
There are three episodes of Endeavour in 2020 and you can catch up online via ITV Hub.