MASTERPIECE Mystery! Sunday, July 1, 2012, 9 PM on PBS
Before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation. That is, until a murder turned up that only he could solve. Shaun Evans stars as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar but with his deductive powers already running in high gear, on Endeavour.
Prequel will be set in 1965 and takes place in Oxford, the setting for
"Morse" and spinoff series "Inspector Lewis," which will see four new
episodes on "Masterpiece Mystery!" Russell Lewis, creator of
the spinoff, wrote"Endeavour."
Roger Allam stars as
DI Fred Thursday and Abigail Thaw (Inspector Morse star John Thaw's daughter) makes a special cameo appearance in Endeavour.