Endeavour (2012– )
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The death of an elderly gentleman with a specialism in heraldry and genealogy propels Morse to the Blythe Mount School for Girls.


Giuseppe Capotondi


Colin Dexter (characters), Russell Lewis (written and devised by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Laskey ... DS Peter Jakes
Shaun Evans ... DC Endeavour Morse
Susy Kane ... Miss Victoria Danby
Imogen Gurney ... Edwina Parrish
Nell Tiger Free ... Bunty Glossop
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Philippa Collins-Davidson
Eve Perry ... Antonia Lockwood
Maya Gerber Maya Gerber ... Stephanie Hackett
Lucy Boynton ... Petra Briers
Emily Renée ... Shelly Thengardi (as Emily Warren)
Michael Shannon ... Nahum Gardiner (as Michael J. Shannon)
Lynn Farleigh ... Tabby Gardiner
Daniel Ings ... Terence Black
Sara Vickers ... Joan Thursday
Roger Allam ... DI Fred Thursday


Elderly genealogist Adrian Weiss is murdered with an Indian ceremonial dagger in an Oxford museum. Other visitors that day were a party of school-girls from Blythe Mount school, where Morse goes, to find two teachers and seven girls staying there for the summer vacation. After he has left he finds a note reading 'Save Me' stuffed into his pocket. He learns that exactly a century earlier the school, then a private house, was the scene of the unsolved murders of the Blaise-Hamilton family, former owners of the dagger. Soon afterwards sensitive pupil Bunty disappears after hearing ghostly music played in the night. Headmistress Miss Symes tells Morse that the spectre of Charlotte Blaise-Hamilton is said to haunt the school and both Morse and teacher Miss Danby believe they have seen her. Morse contacts Stephen Fitzowen, who wrote a book about the murders and who reports that Weiss was keen to see him before he died and Fitzowen and Morse mount a ghost watch, during which there is another... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

6 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The forenames of the Gardiners, the elderly American couple, are "Nahum" and "Tabitha" - names familiar in the horror fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. See more »


When Morse is investigating the disappearance of Bunty Glossop, he says "there aren't many girls who could offer an apt Lewis Carroll quote." Morse, a stickler for excellent grammar, would know that "quote" is a verb, not a noun. The correct word is "quotation". See more »


Dorothea Frazil: And when was this?
DC Endeavour Morse: July...
DC Endeavour MorseDorothea Frazil: That shouldn't be...
DC Endeavour Morse: ...1866.
Dorothea Frazil: I've been at the Mail a while, Morse, but that's before even my time.
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References On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) See more »


Notturno in E-flat Major, D. 897
Composed by Franz Schubert
(Heard in the opening museum scene)
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Impressive in all areas.
23 July 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Nocturne is a fantastic episode of Endeavour, the writing is first rate, but once again the execution and delivery are impeccable also.

First rate story, delicious dark and complicated, one that puts Morse's intelligence and powers of deduction to the test, solving two mysteries, which span two centuries. The creepy vibe worked incredibly well, an almost ghost story feel, with apparitions and sightings haunting the main protagonists.

Shaun Evans on top form alongside the brilliant Roger Allan, Daniel Ings also giving a hugely memorable performance. Probably the most dramatic opening to an episode in the show's history.

I loved it, 9/10

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