ITV’s much anticipated Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour will air this summer on PBS Masterpiece Classic. The 2 hour special is set in Oxford during 1965 and Shaun Evans (The Take) plays the young detective constable Morse who is preparing to hand in his resignation. However, before he can deliver the note to his superiors he becomes embroiled in an investigation involving a missing school girl.
Endeavour is written by Lewis creator Russell Lewis and the cast includes Roger Allam, Charlie Creed-Miles and Patrick Malahide. Another notable among the cast is Abigail Thaw who is the real-life daughter of the late great John Thaw who played Morse in 33 stories that were broadcast over the course of 13 years between 1987 and 2000. This one-off special is being broadcast to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original show.