Here’s an advance look at the next episode of Endeavour which airs to ITV on Sunday 11th February at 8pm.
The six-part series begins with Morse (Shaun Evans) having finally passed his Sergeant’s exams, as Oxford City Police merges into Thames Valley Constabulary.
Joan Thursday (Sara Vickers) has returned to Oxford, but much is unresolved following her disappearance the previous year and Endeavour’s unexpected proposal.
Series regulars Roger Allam, Emma Rigby and Anton Lesser as Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright are all returning alongside Sean Rigby, Dakota Blue Richards, Abigail Thaw , James Bradshaw and Caroline O’Neill.
They’ll be joined by a guest cast that includes Phil Daniels (New Tricks, Eastenders), Donald Sumpter (Game Of Thrones) and Emma Rigby (Once Upon A Time In Wonderland), Robin Weaver (Call The Midwife), Charlotte Hope (Game Of Thrones), Caroline Goodall (Mrs. Biggs), Ellie Haddington (Ripper Street), Richard Durden (A Child In Time), Dominic Carter (Game Of Thrones), Steve Elder (Apple Tree Yard), Lily Lesser (Wolf Hall) and Rebecca Saire (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell).
Episode 2 – Cartouche
Hollywood glamour comes to Oxford as the stars of a new horror movie sequel begin filming in the city.
Meanwhile, the unexplained poisoning of a former detective sergeant leads Endeavour and Thursday to a local cinema, which is playing host the film’s stars in a special event.
While Thursday fears a link to growing unrest in Oxford’s underworld, the case takes a turn when the cinema’s organist is also dramatically poisoned.
The film’s star is convinced a mysterious Egyptian curse is to blame, and Endeavour and Thursday find themselves uncovering long-kept secrets and a revenge plot determined to expose the truth behind a hero’s past.
All the while, Thursday entertains a visit from his estranged brother Charlie (Daniels) and finds his generosity tested, while a night of passion for Endeavour threatens to land him in hot water.