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Endeavour

  • Episode: 

    4 of 4

  • Title: 

    DEGÜELLO
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 03 Mar 2019
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 10 2019 : Sat 02 Mar - Fri 08 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Series overview
 
Set in 1969, the new series of ITV’s Inspector Morse prequel sees acclaimed actor Shaun Evans return as DS Endeavour Morse.
 
Produced by leading drama indie Mammoth Screen in a co-production with Masterpiece, each story in the highly-anticipated sixth series will once again be written by series creator Russell Lewis who has penned each of the 23 screenplays to date.
 
Alongside Evans, the new series will see celebrated stage and screen actor Roger Allam return as DI Fred Thursday, alongside Anton Lesser as CS Reginald Bright, Sean Rigby as DS Jim Strange, James Bradshaw as Dr Max DeBryn, Sara Vickers as Joan Thursday, Abigail Thaw as Dorothea Frazil and Caroline O’Neill as Win Thursday.
 
With the old Cowley team now scattered across Oxfordshire, Endeavour has reluctantly settled into a sedate way of life in an isolated countryside outpost. An uncomfortable Thursday also has a new role at the forbidding Castle Gate station, joining former adversary DCI Ronnie Box and his new sidekick DS Alan Jago. 
 
Meanwhile, Strange has taken on a management role with Division, while Bright has been relegated to the Traffic department. The Summer of Love is well and truly over, and 1969 promises to be darker and more challenging than ever. However, despite their separation, the tragic murder of DC George Fancy still hangs over them both collectively and individually, with the case remaining unresolved.
 
Filmed in and around Oxford, the new films will be executive produced by Mammoth Screen’s Damien Timmer, alongside writer and creator Russell Lewis and WGBH’s Rebecca Eaton. Deanne Cunningham has produced the series whilst Johnny Kenton, Shaun Evans, Leanne Welham and Jamie Donoughue act as directors.
 
Episode 4 - DEGÜELLO
 
When librarian Obsert Page is gruesomely murdered at the Bodleian, Endeavour and Thursday have little to go on besides a set of muddy boot prints. With the two main suspects – professors Nicholson and Burrowes - have their own motives for killing the librarian, Endeavour digs deeper into their backgrounds, tracking a trail that appears to connect to seemingly innocent college bequest. 
 
Personal animosities and professional rivalries rise to the surface as it becomes clear that the truth relates to the horrific crimes of Nazi Germany, a thwarted love affair and a series of broken promises that led to a group of innocent people to the concentration camps.  But they get Endeavour no closer to solving the murder at the Bodleian. 
 
Meanwhile, the spate of heroin-related deaths continues to grow, and Strange’s suspicions that the deaths are linked to a greater conspiracy of crimes grow. With the discovery of evidence at the crime scenes linking to the murder of George Fancy, Strange is convinced that the conspiracy goes much further than the criminal community.