Shaun Evans returns for a third season of the popular series as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar but with his deductive powers already running in high gear. In four new films, Endeavour must deal with the aftermath of the tragic events that left him languishing in prison, and his senior officer DI Fred Thursday (Roger Allam) with a life-threatening injury.
Watch Masterpiece: Endeavour Season 3 “Ride” June 19 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.
“Ride” Sunday, June 19
March 1967. A country fair turns sinister when young bus conductress Jeannie Hearne is found brutally murdered in the Oxfordshire countryside. DC Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) isn't part of the team called in to investigate her murder; instead, he’s brooding over his suspension from duty, pending an inquiry. But when Jeannie’s body turns up near his doorstep, he begins his own covert investigation, uncovering a disturbing secret that is hidden in plain sight.
“Arcadia” Sunday, June 26
April 1967. The death of an artist in a horrendous house fire leaves Oxford City Police baffled. Then when a young housewife dies, seemingly of a mysterious ‘tummy bug’ that has sickened half of the police force, DC Morse's investigation leads him to an inner-city supermarket, owned by a wealthy Oxford family riven with personal and professional problems.
“Prey” Sunday, July 3
June 1967. A missing persons case of a Dutch au pair proves far from routine, pulling Endeavour into the duelling worlds of Oxford scientific academia, the
city's vast parks, Night School and the untamed wilderness of the Oxfordshire countryside. Connected to the investigation is an august family of three troubled siblings. When a suspected link between the au pair's disappearance and a cold case from years back is unearthed, unconventional methods in that investigation created fraying tensions across the police force. As the body count rises, Endeavour deduces that there may be darker forces at play.
“Coda” Sunday, July 10
June 1967. Endeavour is occupied with unexpected strife in his personal life. Recruited by a college mentor to monitor the movements of his estranged younger wife, Endeavour finds himself drawn to the woman he is investigating. The grisly murder of a man who works in fashion causes a shakeup in Oxford’s criminal underworld. Meanwhile, Endeavour considers his future on the force, leading to an agonizing conclusion to the series.