Endeavour Season 7: 7 Terrific Reasons to Tune in

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Endeavour Season 7 returns to PBS on August 9, 2020. Leading men Shaun Evans (DS Morse), Roger Allam (DCI Thursday), Anton Lesser (Chief Superintendent Bright), James Bradshaw (Doctor Max DeBryn) and Sean Rigby (DS Strange) return as the show launches into the 1970s with a New Years murder where the only clue is a man’s whistling near the scene.

7 Reasons to Tune in to Endeavour Season 7 on August 9th

1. Thursday and Strange Work a Case Together

Typically Sargent Strange (Sean Rigby) is relegated to the sidelines but at the beginning of Season 7, he is front and centre assisting Inspector Thursday (Roger Allam) on the New Years’ case while Morse is on holiday in Venice, Italy.

2. Morse Finds Passion With a Mysterious Italian Woman

While on holiday, Morse (Shaun Evans) meets a beautiful brunette in Italy and seems to become obsessed with her memory while back home in Oxford.

3. Shaun Evans Directs the First Episode of Season Seven

Shaun Evans not only dazzles on screen but does a great job directing the pilot episode of Endeavour Season Seven. In particular, there are some gorgeously framed scenes that match the artistry of the music that Morse is always listening to.

4. Women Demand Equal Rights

It’s the 1970s and the women’s movement is on fire in Oxford. One young woman who is a scientist at the college proves to be not just a beauty but also a brain beating out the gentlemen scientists for a television spot.

The John Thaw Connection

When Morse (Shaun Evans) goes to meet his witness, the scene is set at the first-ever conference of the Women’s Liberation Movement, a real-life event that took place at Ruskin College, Oxford. One of its organizers was Sally Alexander, a prominent feminist of the early 70s and also the first wife of John Thaw, the original Inspector Morse, and the mother of Abigail Thaw, who appears in the scene as Endeavour series regular Dorothea Frazil. In fact, Frazil’s character is introduced to Sally Alexander (played by her own daughter, Mollie-Mae, in a short cameo).

5. Endeavour Season 7 is Dedicated to Composer Barrington Pheloung

Barrington Pheloung composed the Endeavour theme song, as well as Inspector Morse and Lewis theme songs. Pheloung sadly passed away in 2019.

6. Morse Meets His Own “Tom Ripley”

Similar to how Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) weasels his way into the life of Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) in The Talented Mr. Ripley, Morse meets an equally mysterious Italian man, Ludo, who claims to be a classmate from Oxford. It’s telling though that Morse does not remember Ludo from his days at Oxford. So what (if any) sinister reasons does Ludo have for working his way into Morse’s life?

7. Bright and Thursday Have a Frank Conversation about Faith

[slight spoiler] Bright’s wife is dying of cancer (as we found out in Season 6) and in the first episode of season 7, she has faith healers come to pray over her. Bright approaches Thursday about Faith and wonders if his lack thereof might hinder his wife’s healing.

Endeavour Season 7

Where to Watch Endeavour Season 7 (In United States)

PBS Masterpiece Theatre (Free)

Amazon Video ($9.99 for the season)

Dates of Endeavour Season 7 (In United States)

August 9-23,2020

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Cast of Characters

Shaun Evans (“Being Julia“)… Morse

Roger Allam (“Les Miserables“)… Thursday

Anton Lesser (“Game of Thrones“)… Bright

James Bradshaw (“Primeval“)… Doctor DeBryn

Sean Rigby (“Gunpowder“)… Strange

Abigail Thaw (“Poirot: Clocks“)… Dorothea

Guest Stars

Holli Dempsey (“Harlots“)… Jenny Tate

Stephanie Leonidas (“Killing Jesus“)… Violetta

Ryan Gage (“The Hobbit“)… Ludo

Naomi Battrick (“Jamestown“)… Doctor Naomi

Angus Wright (“The Iron Lady“)… Professor Blish

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Will you be tuning into ENDEAVOUR Season 7 this August?

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15 Comments

  1. Brianne

    July 28, 2020 at 11:02 am

    I think the best reason of all is that it’s British. I know that sounds like a joke, but seriously British shows are fantastic.

    1. thejoyousliving

      July 28, 2020 at 11:14 am

      that is a terrific reason! i love British TV. What is your favorite British show?

  2. Cinny

    July 28, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Interestingly, I haven’t even heard of this show. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    1. TheHappyMommie

      August 7, 2020 at 12:23 am

      This sounds like something I would enjoy, Will binge watch it during the weekend with my hubby 😊 Thanks

  3. Matt Taylor

    July 28, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    I haven’t heard of this show. But I do love British TV so I will have to see if I can find season one.

  4. Heather

    July 28, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    I’ve never heard of Endeavour before! I will have to see if we have the channel.

  5. Chei

    July 28, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    I never heard about Endeavour. It sounds interesting. I will check this out.

    1. Nkem

      July 29, 2020 at 3:35 am

      I’ve never heard of this show. In fact I don’t get PBS anymore, but I’m glad you enjoy it enough to watch 7 seasons!

  6. Meki (Redefining Us)

    July 29, 2020 at 3:47 am

    I’ve never heard about Endeavour! But being a Brit show – I’d probably love this. Agree with the comments above. Now, just need to figure out where to watch this.

  7. Marie Phillips

    July 29, 2020 at 4:18 am

    I have not heard of this series before, but it looks really good. I would love to watch it with my boys and plan to go find the whole series.

  8. Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    July 29, 2020 at 6:12 am

    Hhhhmmm….I think so, yes! I can some good stuff to watch there.

  9. Emily Fata

    July 29, 2020 at 6:31 am

    I’ve never seen Endeavour before, but it sounds like a great show! I’ll have to give it a try.

  10. Emman Damian

    July 30, 2020 at 1:08 am

    I should watch seasons 1-6 first! This is the first time I heard about the show. Sounds so exciting!

  11. Jo

    July 30, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Hi, if you get the chance please do watch it. It is fabulous! Jo xxx

  12. Crystal Green

    August 3, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    I’ve never heard of this series, but it sounds interesting. I have found that I like most British shows. Thank you for telling us about it and where we can watch it.

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