TIME FOR MORE MORSE
ANYONE tuning in to the opening episode of the sixth season of this British crime drama, set in the 1960s and a prequel to the long-running InspectorMorse series, will likely be a bit confused. Here’s some context: season five ended with the shooting death of DC George Fancy (Lewis Peak) and the relationship between DS Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans, pictured) and Joan Thursday (Sara Vickers) going to the next level. Fast forward eight months to July 1969 and the team from the Cowley police station has been disbanded and is Morse, now sporting a moustache and a chip on his shoulder, is in the sticks where the biggest crimes are missing livestock and stolen tractors. But things change when Morse discovers the body of a missing schoolgirl while trying to recapture a runaway horse. The Castle Gate CID get involved in solving the case. Thursday is on board but so is an old adversary of Morse’s – DCI Ronnie Box (Simon Harrison) along with DS Alan Jago (Richard Riddell). A homeless teenager involved with drugs is an early suspect but Thursday also mentions a suspect from an old murder case.