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MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Endeavour, Season I

Airs Thursdays, Jan. 26 - Feb. 9, 2017 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: Courtesy of (C) Patrick Redmond/ITV/Mammoth for MASTERPIECE

Above: Left to Right: Jack Laskey as DS Peter Jakes, Shaun Evans as Endeavour, Anton Lesser as Ch Supt Bright and Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday.

Before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation. That is, until a murder turned up that only he could solve.

Following on the success of the 2011 "Endeavour" pilot, Shaun Evans returned in three episodes as the young Endeavour Morse — before his signature red Jaguar but with his deductive powers already running in high gear. Set in 1960s Oxford, ENDEAVOUR is written by Inspector Lewis creator and Inspector Morse writer Russell Lewis.

Acclaimed stage and screen actor Roger Allam (PARADE'S END, THE THICK OF IT) is back as Morse's senior partner and mentor, Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, and Sean Rigby takes on the role of the young, competitive PC Strange, a character who appeared in the original INSPECTOR MORSE series.

Shakespearean actor Anton Lesser (LITTLE DORRIT) plays the imposing new Oxford Police Chief Superintendent Bright, and John Thaw's daughter Abigail Thaw returns in guest appearances as journalist Dorothea Frazil.

Courtesy of (C) Patrick Redmond/ITV/Mammoth for MASTERPIECE

Shaun Evans as Endeavour Morse and Roger Allam as DI Thursday.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: "Girl" repeats Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10 p.m. - DC Morse and DI Thursday investigate burgled gas meters, the sudden death of a young secretarial student and a string of Post Office robberies, confounding the solution to a pair of violent murders. Could Morse’s future on the force be in jeopardy?

Courtesy of (C) Patrick Redmond/ITV/Mammoth for MASTERPIECE

Sean Rigby as PC Strange.

Episode 2: "Fugue" repeats Thursday, Feb. 2 at 10 p.m. - Morse and Thursday are confronted with a new breed of murderer, as a string of Oxford homicides continues with no end in sight. The entire police department is working round the clock and a special expert comes on to assist, but Morse’s love of opera may be the key to stopping the killing …

Courtesy of (C) Patrick Redmond/ITV/Mammoth for MASTERPIECE

Roger Allam as DI Thursday, Jack Laskey as DS Peter Jakes and Shaun Evans as Endeavour.

Episode 3: "Rocket" repeats Thursday, Feb. 9 at 10 p.m. - A royal visit to a family-owned munitions factory begins as a proud occasion for the people of Oxford, but the joyous day ends with murder. Morse delves into the family’s murky past, as well as his own, as he attempts to uncover the culprit before more lives are lost.

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Maimie McCoy as Alice and Shaun Evans as Endeavour.

This series originally aired in 2013.

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Endeavour Preview

Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans, premieres Sunday, July 1, 2012, on Masterpiece Mystery at 9pm ET/CT. Check local listings.

Endeavour: Girl Preview

Watch a preview of Endeavour: Girl, starring Shaun Evans, before it airs Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 9pm ET, on PBS's MASTERPIECE.

Endeavour: Fugue Preview

Watch a preview of Endeavour: Fugue, starring Shaun Evans, before it airs Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 9pm ET, on PBS's MASTERPIECE.

Endeavour: Rocket Preview

Watch a preview of Endeavour: Rocket, starring Shaun Evans, before it airs Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 9pm ET, on PBS's MASTERPIECE.

Endeavour: Shaun Evans and Abigail Thaw

Endeavour stars Shaun Evans and Abigail Thaw discuss their emotional scene together.

Endeavour: Abigail Thaw on Her Father & Morse

ENDEAVOUR actress Abigail Thaw describes her father, actor John Thaw, and his relationship to the iconic character he created, Inspector Morse.

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