About the show
Inspector Morse returns in this one off drama, with Shaun Evans stepping in to John Thaw's shoes to play the younger version of Colin Dexter's iconic character, giving the audience the chance to discover the origins of the detective famed for his love of crosswords, classical music, real ale and classic cars.
Set in 1965, the story follows the hunt for a missing schoolgirl
which draws Endeavour Morse back to the place which will ultimately
shape and define his destiny - Oxford.
Deep in a full-blown murder investigation and led by Detective Inspector Fred Thursday (Roger Allam), Endeavour finds himself side-lined, discredited and at a dead end. Facing down the demons of his past, Endeavour begins his own quest in pursuit of justice, risking all in the hunt for a truth that will haunt him for the rest of his days.
Evans commented: "Morse as a young man is a wonderful character that I'm very excited to be playing. My hope is that we can compliment what's come before, by telling a great story, and telling it well."
This single drama will mark the 25th anniversary of the very
first episode of Inspector Morse, which transmitted in 1987. Thirty
three Inspector Morse films were made over the next 13 years