Series 6 - Episode 1 Pylon

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It’s 1969, there’s Led Zeppelin on the soundtrack and Morse has a moustache and a uniform. Unthinkably he’s no longer a detective, he’s a sergeant with stripes and a dinky blue-and-white Morris Minor police car.

Morse (Shaun Evans) is stationed in the middle of nowhere, dealing with reports of stolen horses and church burglaries. His old boss, Fred Thursday, is at the shiny new Thames Valley force HQ, demoted after the murder of young police officer George Fancy at the end of the last series, and bagman to a thug of a DCI.

But the old partners are thrown together when a young girl is found dead in a cornfield, a corona of flowers arranged neatly in her hair, and the inquiry hurls Fred into his past and a harrowing old case.

It’s a perfectly pitched, elegiac, sad and at times very dark episode from writer Russell Lewis.


The detective has been assigned to a quiet rural area in 1969, and finds himself back in uniform. However, he is reunited with his former CID colleagues when he discovers the body of a missing schoolgirl. Endeavour quickly finds a likely suspect, and is offered the chance to regain his lost status by making an arrest - but Thursday convinces him the man is innocent.

Cast & Crew

DS Endeavour Morse Shaun Evans
DCI Fred Thursday Roger Allam
Chief Supt Reginald Bright Anton Lesser
Dr Max DeBryn James Bradshaw
DS Jim Strange Sean Rigby
DCI Ronnie Box Simon Harrison
DS Alan Jago Richard Riddell
Dorothea Frazil Abigail Thaw
Win Thursday Caroline O'Neill
Joan Thursday Sara Vickers
Maggie Skynner Katharine Bubbear
Alfred Skynner Tom Canton
Dr Lester Sheridan Roger May
ACC Bottoms Colin Tierney
Stanley Clemence Aston McAuley
Ernest Croglin Mike Grady
Ann Kirby Ava Masters
Wizard Ed Coleman
Karen Kirby Fiona Skinner
Mick Haynes Khali Best
The Rev Postill Hugh Sachs
Mr Tingwell Simon Hepworth
Emily Bayard Elizabeth Wells
Joseph Kirby Daniel Boys
Viv Wall Alison Newman
Laurel Skynner Holly Giles
Chris Kit Young
Gilbert Sipkin Adam De Ville
Rhapsody Dickenson Lindsey Campbell
Rosie Johnston Abby Barnes
Director Johnny Kenton
Executive Producer Russell Lewis
Executive Producer Damien Timmer
Producer Deanne Cunningham
Writer Russell Lewis
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