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(DVD - 2012)
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In 1965, the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse is recruited into the hunt for a missing schoolgirl and finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation.
Title: Endeavour
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution : ITV Studios Home Entertainment, 2012
Edition: Original UK ed., widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a co-production of Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece in association with ITV Studios ; written by Russell Lewis ; produced by Dan McCulloch ; directed by Colm McCarthy
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Not rated
"Masterpiece mystery!"
Based on the character created by Colin Dexter
Summary: In 1965, the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse is recruited into the hunt for a missing schoolgirl and finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation.
ISBN: 1608837084
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama ENDEAVOUR
Country of Producing Entity: Great Britain United States
Credits: Director of photography, Gavin Struthers ; editor, Masahiro Hirakubo ; music composed and conducted by Barrington Pheloung.
Performers: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Jack Ashton, James Bradshaw, Charlie Creed-Miles, John Light, Richard Lintern, Flora Montgomery, Abigail Thaw, Danny Webb, Patrick Malahide.
Event: Originally broadcast by ITV1, Jan. 2, 2012
System Details: DVD, widescreen ; stereo.; region 1, NTSC
Other Language: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Oxford (England) Drama Missing children Drama Murder Investigation Drama Morse, Inspector (Fictitious character) Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Fiction films
Detective and mystery films
Made-for-TV movies
Topical Term: Missing children
Morse, Inspector (Fictitious character)
Publisher No: MST64219 PBS Distribution
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In 1965, the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse is recruited into the hunt for a missing schoolgirl and finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation.

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Oct 20, 2014
  • talktimereader rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Better than expected early story of how Morse left study at Oxford, developed a taste for ale and entered the police force as an inspector. If you liked the series you will likely enjoy this.

Aug 27, 2014
  • hecto rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is the pilot episode for what thankfully has become a full series, now into multiple seasons, on the early years of 'Inspector Morse' in 1960s Oxford. Excellent actors and complex plots, with Shaun Evans as eye candy for the ladies.

Aug 11, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good, but not great, which is what I was expecting. Overall, a decent job with a quickly concluded & presented ending.

Jul 13, 2014
  • MICHELLE L. MILLS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent series not to be missed if one appreciates complex and well filmed, well directed detective movies with exquisite acting. Note that the pilot episode is also included in the series 1 collection that is available at the VPL, and series 1 is also available on Netflix...

Excellent! The original Inspector Morse series was such a let-down after watching Endeavor. Looking forward to seeing more.

Dec 15, 2013
  • harrybrowne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent all around with a shocking ending. Superb acting.

Oct 17, 2013
  • insane_smurf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

RSLADE does not know what he is talking about, hes totally wrong. there is now a full seris available from the library. its genius. prequel to brilliant long-running tv detective series every brit loves. was concerned this might ruin the story, but no! i was pleasently suprised as it was excellent! set up the character of john thaws morse perfectly. i just hope ITV decide to make a full series (or 8!) of these & that BBC America decides to run them. hooray for great script writing & excellent acting. shaun evans did morse's mannerisims & speech inflections perfectly. not to be missed!

Aug 11, 2013
  • docjnsuss rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A BBC production in the Inspector Morse series. In this episode a young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse is assigned to Oxford to help find a missing school girl. Once the case turns into a murder mystery Detective Constable Morse finds the local residents and police hostile as well as uncooperative. Having doubts about his abilities and future Detective Constable Morse decides to resign. Only some unexpected events change Endeavour's future.

Aug 01, 2013
  • Delta rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done. Highly recommended prequel to the Inspector Morse series.

Jul 30, 2013
  • rslade rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Rather forced attempt at a prequel, but a decent piece, overall.

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