Here’s an advance look at the opening episode of Endeavour which returns to ITV on Sunday 4 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).