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Started by CaroleBristol on 02-Jan-2012 22:59:15

On ITV tonight.

AKA - Morse - the beginning

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Piscineaste - 02 Jan 2012 23:04:31 (#2 of 1632)

That was a lot better than I was expecting. They could've made young Morse a teeny bit less callow though - surely he would've spent a few years in uniform before becoming a DC?

Piscineaste - 02 Jan 2012 23:05:42 (#3 of 1632)

And the car mirror shot at the end made me well up.

Walsgrave - 02 Jan 2012 23:08:18 (#4 of 1632)

I really enjoyed this, too.

Can anyone tell me the name of the music (aria?) the woma n was singing?

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Walsgrave - 02 Jan 2012 23:17:47 (#6 of 1632)

Thank you. You have saved my marriage.

SharkPatoo - 02 Jan 2012 23:36:35 (#7 of 1632)

I thought it was grate except the opera singer was too young and there was a dreadful continuity error involving a cigarette and they did nip down to Richmond Theatre* quich sharp.

* Possibly

EmmaNemms - 02 Jan 2012 23:47:57 (#8 of 1632)

The cigarette thing got Mr N all frothed up. I really enjoyed it, so did he, till he fell asleep 15 mins from the end. I did try to prod him awake but he was having none of it. I'm not explaining the ending now..

1MELSM - 02 Jan 2012 23:50:25 (#9 of 1632)

My high hopes for this proved justified. A convincing young Endeavour in a Morse -quality production. Nicely written, an in-joke here and there, like the newspaperwoman actress Abigail Thaw being sure she knew Morse from somewhere that "must have been in another life", was a lovely touch. A fine one-off though I'd love to think of it as a pilot for what would be some fine ITV television drama.

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Oblomov - 02 Jan 2012 23:59:02 (#11 of 1632)

I liked it, but it provided a couple of Morse-links too many. The red jaguar was one, the other was his imagining Susan in his new digs. She came back in one of the proper Morse episodes, only to commit suicide. It was nice to meet the young Max, though.

The lead actor had suitably big blue eyes.

Edit: I didn't notice any cigarette thing.

MadamZsaZsa - 03 Jan 2012 00:57:56 (#12 of 1632)

I noticed the red Jag was actually THE red Jag - 248 RPA, and I spotted Colin Dexter lurking in the background! The thing with the mirror got to me as well.

I would have no objections at all if they made this into a series!

Ripliad - 03 Jan 2012 01:44:57 (#13 of 1632)

Much to my surprise, I really enjoyed it.

Leftie - 03 Jan 2012 02:08:21 (#14 of 1632)

He looks like a cross between Marc Warren and David Tennant. Cor!

Loved the young Max. I guessed it was Maria Callas. not really knowing much about that type of music, I am sure I recall him listening to it "later" as it were .

Ripliad - 03 Jan 2012 02:10:49 (#15 of 1632)

He did remind me a bit of Warren, but it wasnt Callas.

Leftie - 03 Jan 2012 02:11:56 (#16 of 1632)

Well certainly the "Madame Butterfly" was typical of him.

Ripliad - 03 Jan 2012 02:16:45 (#17 of 1632)


Leftie - 03 Jan 2012 02:17:57 (#18 of 1632)

Not seen it yet but I'm guessing opera woman is seriously dodgy and the coppers are all a bit dodgy as well.

MmaPerez - 03 Jan 2012 03:56:14 (#19 of 1632)

Feeling quite pleased with myself for guessing this was set in 1965, judging by cars and dress. I have just confirmed this via the link above. As for young Morse not having picked up the ciggie habit, neither did he drink until his chief insisted.

Oblomov - 03 Jan 2012 07:03:37 (#20 of 1632)

The arias in Morse were always sung by Janis Kelly, as was Un Bel Di Vedremo in Endevour. I'm going to watch again this week.

Good call re Marc Warren lookalikee.

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