Endeavour is the new Morse code
Thaw who died in 2002. This new Morse is a prequel that goes by the character’s first name, Endeavour.
Essentially a pilot episode for a new series of Inspector Morse movies set in the ’ 60s, it introduces the young Morse, played by Shaun Evans (left), who faints in the autopsy room and loves crossword puzzles and opera. Evans didn’t set out to mimic Thaw’s formance.
‘‘ I think enough time’s elapsed for us to do something fresh . . ,’’ he says. ‘‘ For me to have copied a walk or a talk or certain mannerisms, I wouldn’t have felt like I would have done it justice.’’
per- Endeavour, Channel 7, Sunday, 9.30pm