Endeavour: Connections to Morse and Lewis; Part 8. ‘Sway’ (S2E3) & ‘Neverland’ (S2E4)

 

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Hello you ‘Dexterous’ fans of all things Morse. Well here we are at the penultimate episode of the second series and i’m afraid it is somewhat barren of connections. For that reason I have made this a double post by including Episode 4 ‘Neverland’.

The first connection, as always, is the writer, Russell Lewis who wrote and devised the Endeavour series.

He has also written the following Lewis episodes;

Lewis (TV Series) (screenplay – 4 episodes, 2010 – 2012) (story – 1 episode, 2006)
– Fearful Symmetry (2012) … (screenplay)
– Old, Unhappy, Far Off Things (2011) … (screenplay)
– Falling Darkness (2010) … (screenplay)
– The Dead of Winter (2010) … (screenplay)
– Reputation (2006) … (story)

He also wrote the Morse episode, ‘The Way Through the Woods’.

CHARACTERS

I couldn’t find any characters, apart from the usual suspects of Jim Strange and Max De Bryn, who connected Endeavour to either the original Morse series or Lewis.

Actors who appeared in the Endeavour Series 2, Episode 3 ‘Sway’ and/or Morse or Lewis.

Three actors in this category. Firstly, Paul Lacoux who plays the store detective, Mr Jellicoe.

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Paul Lacoux as Mr Jellicoe the store detective.

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Paul Lacoux as the journalist Hugo Blayne in the Lewis episode, ‘Beyond Good and Evil’ (Series 8, Episode 3).

Next up we have Brian Lipson. Brian played the character of the blind piano tuner, Talfryn Pugh. In the Morse episode, ‘Who Killed Harry Field’ he played a lawyer.

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Brian Lipson as Talfryn Pugh in Endeavour.

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Brian Lipson as a lawyer in the Morse episode, ‘Who Killed Harry Field’, (Series 5, Episode 3)

Lastly but probably more recognizable to fans of the original Morse series is Michael Thomas. Michael played Rufus Haldane in the Endeavour episode while in the Morse episode, ‘Ghost in the Machine’ he played the character of the gardener, John McKendrick.

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Michael Thomas as Rufus Haldane in the Endeavour episode.

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Michael Thomas as the gardener in the Morse episode, ‘Ghost in the Machine’.

MUSIC

The Music playing at the start of the episode is the wonderful ‘Lacrimosa’ from Mozart’s Requiem. When I heard it I was sure it had been used in a Morse episode but if it was I can’t find it, as yet, on a Morse episode. If anyone of course does know please tell me via the comments section below. Listen to the piece below.

However, I do know that in one of Colin Dexter’s novels, ‘The Way Through the Woods’ Morse lists his five favourite recordings of Mozart’s Requiem. The five are all vinyl recordings and are thus;

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Helmuth Rilling (Masterworks)

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H. Von Karajan. (Deutsche Grammophon)

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Schmidt-Gaden. (Pro Arte)

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Victor De Sabata. (Everest)

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Karl Reichter. (Telefunken)

WHERE’S COLIN

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Colin on a bus at 13 minutes and 31 seconds into the episode.

MISCELLANEOUS

The advertising poster of Diana Day, who appeared in the Endeavour episode ‘Trove’, makes another appearance. This time is has been defaced even further.

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And so we march onto the final episode of the second series.

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CHARACTERS

As with the previous episode, beyond the usual suspects there are no characters who will make an appearance in the either Lewis or the original Morse.

Actors who appeared in the Endeavour Series 2, Episode 3 ‘Sway’ and/or Morse or Lewis.

Firstly we have Oliver Lansley who played Benny Topling in the Endeavour episode.

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Oliver Lansley as the ventriloquist Benny Topling.

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Oliver Lansley as David Capstone in the Lewis episode, ‘What Lies Tangled’, (Series 9, Episode 3).

Next we have James Wilby who apart from being in this Endeavour episode also appeared in a Lewis episode.

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James Wilby as ACC Clive Deare in the Endeavour episode, ‘Neverland’.

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James Wilby as Hugh Mallory in the Lewis episode, ‘Expiation’, (Series 1, Episode 3)

Next up we have Abby Ford who like many of the Endeavour actors appeared in a Lewis episode.

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Abby Ford as Mona Cork in ‘Neverland’.

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Abby Ford as Isabel Dawson in the Lewis episode ‘Quality of Mercy’, (Series 3, Episode 2)

Paul Ridley appears in the Endeavour episode and the Morse episode ‘Service of All the Dead’. His role in the Morse episode creates a problem because his character is simply described as ‘husband’. I have been through the Morse episode a few times and i’m not sure who the ‘husband’ is. So, because of that I haven’t included a picture form the Morse episode. Sorry Paul, but if you read this let me know where you are in the Morse episode. 😉

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Paul Ridley as Dr. Jasper Fairbridge in ‘Neverland’.

Next up we have the Scottish actor Gordon Kennedy. Gordon also appeared, briefly, in the Morse episode, ‘The Settling of the Sun’.

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Gordon Kennedy as Alderman Gerald Wintergreen in ‘Neverland’.

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That’s Gordon Kennedy behind Morse’s left shoulder in, ‘The Settling of the Sun’, (Series 2, Episode 3). His character is known as ‘Dewar’s Detective’.

Steve Munroe appeared in this episode and the Lewis episode, ‘Entry Wounds’, (Series 8, Episode 1). However, Steve is an extra and is credited in Neverland as Police Officer. In the Lewis episode he is, ‘Pool Caretaker’.

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Here’s Steve holding the gate for Lewis and Hathaway. Sorry, Steve this is the best shot I could get. Unfortunately, I couldn’t pick Steve out as a police officer in the Endeavour episode so i’m afraid, no picture.

There are a few actors who connect Endeavour episodes. First up is Nick Waring as the Force Medical Examiner.

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Nick Waring as the Force Medical Examiner.

Nick also appeared in the Endeavour episode, ‘Trove’.

Simon Kunz plays  DI Bart Church. We met this character firstly in the episode, ‘Nocturne’. In ‘Neverland’ he warns Thursday to watch his back.

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Simon Kunz as  DI Bart Church.

MUSIC

One of the main pieces of music used in the episode is Bachs’ Chorale from St Matthew’s Passion. This music is also used in the Morse episode, ‘Absolute Conviction’, (Series 6, Episode 4), though it is a different section of the piece that is used.

MISCELLANEOUS

Diana Day’s advertising poster makes yet another appearance but it will be its last as we see it being covered up by a new poster.

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Fighting cancer is better than eating Grimsby’s Pilchards. 😉

At 32 minutes into the episode when Endeavour and Thursday are sitting in the pub, Thursday is talking of possibly retiring. He tells Morse he will find him someone suitable to mentor him and mentions, McNutt. The character of McNutt of course turns up in the Morse episode, ‘Masonic Mysteries’, (Series 4, Episode 4). In that episode he is no longer a police officer but a man of the cloth.

I’m hoping we get to meet McNutt in the next series of Endeavour. In the Morse episode McNutt was played by the Scottish actor, Iain Cuthbertson.

Max, the pathologist, delivers a line that was also used in the Morse episode, ‘Second Time Around’.

In the Morse episode the conversation is being held in the mortuary. The pathologist is being played by Peter Waddington.

Pathologist – There could have been a struggle. He fell. When his head hit the floor, whammo! Lights out.”

Morse – “Time of death?”

Pathologist – One, one-thirty.”

Morse – “Thank you. Lights out? Whammo? Are those medical terms doctor?”

Pathologist – “I prefer to keep things simple Chief Inspector. Especially when dealing with policemen.”

That last line is said almost word for word by Max when talking to Endeavour at 13 minutes and 53 seconds into the episode.

Very interestingly at 1 hour and 21 minutes into the ‘Neverland’ episode, Endeavour quotes from the A.E.Houseman poem, ‘May’;

Ensanguining the skies
How heavily it dies
Into the west away;
Past touch and sight and sound
Not further to be found,
How hopeless under ground
Falls the remorseful day.

Of course, Morse quotes this piece of poetry to Lewis as they sit drinking in the final Morse episode, Remorseful Day.

If that doesn’t bring a tear to your eye you are a stronger person than me.

WHERE’S COLIN

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Colin and companion appear at 28 seconds. Speaking of his companion, does anybody know who she is? She was also with Colin in the previous episode sitting alongside him on the bus. Is she his nurse, friend, carer?

So, that brings us to the end of the second series. Next up, of course, the third and latest series. Hope this post finds you all well.

To view previous posts go to the top of the page and click on the page named, ‘Quick Links to my blog posts’. There you will find all previous posts regarding Endeavour connections plus of course all other posts I have written.

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8 comments

  1. Just watching the DVD of Life Begins, and there is an actress who was SO familiar to me. I looked her up on imdb, and sure enough, it is Abby Ford.

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  2. In Neverland, at about 7:23 in the British edition, in describing what Tommy likes to do with his time, Jakes says, “Putting in windows and knock-down ginger’s more in Tommy’s line.”

    Does anyone know what “Putting in windows” is? I found, “knock-down ginger.” It is a pastime where children ring someone’s doorbell and run away before the person opens the door. Nowhere could I find, “putting in windows.”

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  3. I have had a difficult time understanding why Season 2 Episode 3 is called Sway until I found a copy of the script on lime
    http://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/view_episode_scripts.php?tv-show=endeavour-2013&episode=s02e03

    Instead of the smooth jazz that plays from about 0:00:40 to 2:27 in the PBS “British version” The script calls for the popular song “Sway,” usually sung by Dean Martin. The particular words lyrics heard are:

    Like a flower bending in the breeze
    Bend with me Sway with ease
    When you dance you have a way with me
    Sway with me Sway with me
    Other dancers may be on the floor
    Dear, but my eyes will see only you
    Only you have that magic technique
    When we Sway I go weak
    I can hear the sounds of violins
    Long before it begins
    Make me thrill as only you know how
    Sway me smooth Sway me now
    Other dancers may be on the floor
    Dear but my eyes will see only you
    Only you have that magic technique
    When we Sway I go weak.

    This recurs every time the smooth jazz plays in the episode. This gives the episode a slightly different character empathizing how people “sway” off their moral compass in love and otherwise in the case of Luisa and the killer. It reminds be of a comment from an FBI agent I met. Most criminals are decent people who have swayed away from the right path due to financial or social or some other kind of pressure. Only a very few are truly evil and will always try to do the wrong thing.

    Less important but interesting is that at Thursday’s Anniversary party, the music played after his speech is supposed to be “You Were Meant for Me” by Freddy and the Dreamers, but instead it some nondescript 60’s style instrumental dance music.

    These musical choices didn’t make the final cut, possibly for financial or copyright reasons.

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  4. As someone says “Neverland” is a difficult episode to watch with the horrors of the defunct boys correctional facility, Blenheim Vale. Threatening to overshadow Lewis episode “Fearful Symmetry” are the hints about the now abandoned Boxgrove, a home for (?not sure of the correct term) children. Of course, Russell Lewis is the writer of both episodes.

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