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Young Morse returns for second series

Shaun Evans in a scene from the new series of Endeavour Credit: ITV/Mammoth Screen

A second series of the Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour returns to our screens this Sunday evening, 30th March 2014. We've been for a sneak peak on location in Oxfordshire and Berkshire, and for a chat with the stars. All that will be available on our website shortly.

Co-star Roger Allam talks about his role as Inspector Fred Thursday Credit: ITV Meridian

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ITV Drama commissions Endeavour for second series

Shaun Evans returns as the young Morse based in Oxfordshire Credit: ITV Meridian

As a prequel to the much-admired Inspector Morse, Endeavour, filmed in Oxfordshire, debuted in 2012 with a feature length story to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Morse. Consequently, this one off became the highest performing new drama title to air on ITV that year.

With Shaun Evans in the lead role of young Morse, Roger Allam as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, and written by Russell Lewis, who wrote for Morse and devised Lewis, the drama instantly became a hit with viewers and critics.

The stories are inspired by the character created by acclaimed novelist Colin Dexter, whose first Morse story was published in 1975. Colin continues his association with the drama acting as a consultant to Endeavour producers, Mammoth Screen.