Abagail Thaw meets ‘her father’ in pilot episode of Endeavour.

Jane Smith, who is member of the Endeavour Facebook page, uploaded a picture of the scene when Dorothea Frazil (played Abigail Thaw) meets Endeavour for the first time in the pilot episode of Endeavour. It’s a lovely scene, so as a postscript to Jane’s post I decided to put together this video of the above-mentioned scene. I hope you all enjoy.

This is a lovely scene from the pilot episode of Endeavour. John Thaw’s daughter, Abigail Thaw, plays the reporter Dorothy Frazil. She meets Endeavour (Shaun Evans) and asks if they have met before.

Author: Chris Sullivan

Up until a few years ago I was my mum's full time carer. She died last year, 2020, of Covid. I am now about to start my third year year at Edinburgh University studying for a second degree this one being English Literature. My other degree is in Ecological Science. At the moment I am attempting to write a novel.

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  1. When I saw this episode, I didn’t realize who Ms. Frazil was. Watching it again here, I can see Ms. Thaw’s strong resemblance to her father. He is very much missed. I look forward to seeing her in future productions. Thank you for posting.

  2. As you know Abigail Thaw play the Oxford Mail editor Dorothea Frazil. I was going through some old magazines and found Crime Scene, issue 7 from 2017. The magazine had an article about Endeavour/Morse and I quote: “Russell Lewis has made other hidden references to Inspector Morse. The dictionary definition of ‘frazil’ is slushy ice. So ‘D. Frazil’ might also mean de-ice – or in other words, Thaw”. Nothing more to it, and maybe you all knew this, just though it could be fun to share.

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