Roger Allam returns as DI Fred Thursday in Endeavour

Roger Allam returns for second series of Endeavour

ITV has ordered four more Endeavour movies,  filming starts in Oxford later this year.

Shaun Evans will return as young Endeavour Morse, with Roger as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday.

The new series will be set in 1966, “The year of Revolver. In the Bodleian. With Miss Scarlet. ‘They think it’s all over…?’ It’s only just started, matey!” said writer Russell Lewis.

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Roger Allam as Fred Thursday © ITV

The first full Endeavour series averaged 7 million viewers (25%) when it aired earlier this year, positioning it as one of ITV’s best performing dramas of 2013 – alongside Broadchurch and Mr Selfridge.

ITV’s director of drama commissioning Steve November said: “The audience’s response to the classic crime partnership of Endeavour and Thursday has been incredible and we’re thrilled at the prospect of more Endeavour stories written by Russell Lewis and produced by Mammoth Screen.”

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