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Endeavour: Pilot

In 1965, the hunt for a missing schoolgirl ends up drawing Endeavour Morse back to the place which will shape his destiny, Oxford. The investigation is headed by Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, Endeavour ends up finds himself side-lined, discredited and at a dead end. He is forced to face some demons from his past, as he starts his own quest for justice in a search for the truth which will haunt him for the rest of his life.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x0
Airdate: Monday January 02nd, 2012
Network: sky MOVIES FAMILY

Director: Colm McCarthy
Writer: Russell Lewis

Alternate Airdates:

AU (7TWO) Jun 23, 2013
US (PBS) Jul 01, 2013
DK (DR1) Mar 03, 2014

  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (8 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Abigail Thaw
As Dorothea Frazil
Jack Ashton
As DC Ian McLeash
Charlie Creed-Miles
As Teddy Samuels
John Light
As Dempsey
Richard Lintern
As Dr. Rowan Stromming
Flora Montgomery
As Rosalind Stromming
Danny Webb
As DS Arthur Lott
Patrick Malahide
As Richard Lovell
Christopher Brandon
As Alexander Reece
Daisy Head
As Jenny Crisp
Emma Stansfield
As Sharon Veelie
Harry Kershaw
As Miles Percival
Holly Ridley
As Valerie Quillen
Ian Gelder
As Stan Tremlett
Jamie Blackley
As Johnny Franks
Jenna Harrison
As Miss Sylvia Tench
Lisa Backwell
As Anne Porter
Maggie Ollerenshaw
As Mrs. Crabbin
Michael Matus
As Cyril Wright
Rachael Heaton
As Mary Tremlett
Sam Reid
As Brian Lomax
Terence Harvey
As DCS Crisp
Main Cast
Shaun Evans
As DC Endeavour Morse
Roger Allam
As DI Fred Thursday
James Bradshaw
As Dr Max DeBryn
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Manfred MannDo Wah Diddy 

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerDamien Timmer  |  Michele Buck
Production DesignerPat Campbell (1)
Director of PhotographyGavin Struthers
Based On Characters Created ByColin Dexter
1st Assistant DirectorJonathan Farmer
Devised ByRussell Lewis
3rd Assistant DirectorJoanna Matthews
Executive Producer - MasterpieceRebecca Eaton
Produced ByDan McCulloch
2nd Assistant DirectorAdam Morris (1)
Music Composed ByBarrington Pheloung
Warning: Endeavour season 1 episode 0 guide may contain spoilers
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