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Endeavour

  • Episode: 

    2 of 6

  • Title: 

    Cartouche
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 11 Feb 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 07 2018 : Sat 10 Feb - Fri 16 Feb
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Series overview
 
Set in 1968, the new series of ITV’s Inspector Morse prequel sees acclaimed actor Shaun Evans return as the recently promoted Detective Sergeant Endeavour Morse.
 
With each film once again written by series creator Russell Lewis, the new series begins with Morse having finally passed his Sergeant’s exams just as Oxford City Police merges into Thames Valley Constabulary creating uncertainty for everyone at Cowley CID. And despite Joan Thursday (Sara Vickers) return to Oxford, much also remains unresolved following her disappearance the previous year and Endeavour’s unexpected proposal.
 
Also returning will be Roger Allam (The Missing) as Detective Chief Inspector Fred Thursday, Anton Lesser (The Crown) as Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright, Dakota Blue Richards (Skins) as WPC Shirley Trewlove, Sean Rigby (Gunpowder) as Sergeant Jim Strange, James Bradshaw (Primeval) as Dr. Max DeBryn, Caroline O'Neil (Last Tango In Halifax) as Win Thursday and Abigail Thaw (I Want My Wife Back) as Dorothea Frazil. The series also sees the arrival of new recruit Detective Constable George Fancy, played by Lewis Peek (Poldark), whom Morse is reluctantly tasked with mentoring.
 
Other names who guest star in the upcoming series include Donald Sumpter (Game Of Thrones), Phil Daniels (New Tricks), Emma Rigby (Prisoners’ Wives), Steve Elder (Apple Tree Yard) and Robin Weaver (Call The Midwife).
 
The new films have been executive produced by Russell Lewis, alongside former Endeavour producer Tom Mullens, Mammoth Screen’s Managing Director Damien Timmer and Rebecca Eaton for WGBH. John Phillips (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man) and Neil Duncan (Fortitude) have produced the new series.
 
 
Episode 2 - Cartouche 
 
Hollywood glamour comes to Oxford as the stars of a new horror movie sequel begin filming in the city. Meanwhile, the unexplained poisoning of a former detective sergeant leads Endeavour and Thursday to a local cinema, which is playing host the film's stars in a special event.
 
While Thursday fears a link to growing unrest in Oxford's underworld, the case takes a turn when the cinema's organist is also dramatically poisoned. The film's star is convinced a mysterious Egyptian curse is to blame, and Endeavour and Thursday find themselves uncovering long-kept secrets and a revenge plot determined to expose the truth behind a hero's past.
 
All the while, Thursday entertains a visit from his estranged brother Charlie and finds his generosity tested, while a night of passion for Endeavour threatens to land him in hot water.