Endeavour: The Murdered, Murderers and their Methods.

Hi Endeavourists and welcome to my new post. In a land far, far away called the past I wrote a post on the murders and methods (also deaths not murders) used by the murderers in the original Morse series (click here to read that post). In light of the fifth series starting soon I decided it was about time I did the same for the Endeavour series. What about the Lewis series I hear you cry. Well, I am writing a book on the Lewis series so all those details will be in that.

There will of course be HUGE SPOILERS in this post.

HUGE SPOILERS.

 

The Manner of Death.

Every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion.”

Albert Camus.

The number in brackets after the method of death relates to how many in the first four series.

SUICIDE – (4).

 

Pilot Episode. Rosalind Stromming. Hanging.

Flora Montgomery as Rosalind Stromming

‘Sway’ Series 2, Episode 3. Luisa Armstrong. Gassed using oven.

Cécile Paoli as Luisa Armstrong

Neverland. Series 2, Episode 4. Angela McGarrett. Shot.

Emma Hiddleston as Angela McGarrett

Arcadia. Series 3, Episode 2. Ayesha. Tranquilizers.

Amelia Clarkson as Ayesha

 

STRANGLED. (7) (Ten if you count the three killed by Roy Huggins pre events in the episode of Sway).

 

Pilot Episode. Mary Tremlett. Strangled with her own bra. Murdered by Rosalind Stromming.

Rachael Heaton as Mary Tremlett

Mary’s Murderer;

Flora Montgomery as Rosalind Stromming

Fugue. Series 1, Episode 2. Evelyn Balfour. Strangled with either a tie or scarf. Murdered by Mason Gull.

Kelly Price as Evelyn Balfour

Evelyn’s murderer.

Geoffrey Streatfeild as Mason Gull

Rocket. Series 1, Episode 3. Olive Rix. Unknown method of strangulation. Possibly by hand/s. Murdered by Reg Tracepurcel.

Actress unknown.

Her murderer;

Craig Parkinson as Reg Tracepurcel

Sway. Series 2, Episode 3. Vivienne Haldane. Strangled with stocking by Roy Huggins.

Vivienne Haldane – Actress Unknown.

Murdered by;

Rob Jarvis as Roy Huggins

Sway. Series 2, Episode 3. Janet Shears. Strangled with stocking by Roy Huggins.

Janet Shears – Actress unknown.

Murdered by;

Rob Jarvis as Roy Huggins

Roy Huggins was also responsible for the killing of three women pre-events in the episode.

Neverland. Series 2, Episode 4. Rupert Standish. Strangled by unknown means. Murdered by Clive Deare.

Derek Hutchinson as Chief Constable Rupert Standish

Murdered by;

James Wilby as ACC Clive Deare

Canticle. Series 4, Episode 2. Barry Finch. Strangled with rope. Murdered by Emma Car.

Barry Finch. Actor unknown.

Murdered by;

Ella Hunt as Emma Carr

 

SHOT. (12)

 

Pilot Episode. Miles Percevil. Murdered by Rosalind Stromming.

Harry Kershaw as Miles Percival

Murdered by;

Flora Montgomery as Rosalind Stromming

Girl. Series 1, Episode 1. Dr. Frank Cartwright. Murdered by Wallace Clark.

Dominic Taylor as Dr. Frank Cartwright

Murdered by;

Albert Welling as Wallace Clark

Girl. Series 1, Episode 1. Rev Monkford. Murdered by Wallace Clark.

Jonathan Guy Lewis as Rev Monkford

Murdered by:

Albert Welling as Wallace Clark

Home. Series 1, Episode 4. Georgina Bannard. Murdered by Millicent Coke Norris.

Alexandra Doyle as Georgina Bannard

Murdered by;

Poppy Miller as Millicent Coke Norris

Home. Series 1, Episode 4. Dr. Ian Kern. Murdered by Millicent Coke Norris.

Jamie Glover as Dr. Ian Kern

Murdered by;

Poppy Miller as Millicent Coke Norris

Neverland. Series 2, Episode 4. Clive Dear. Murdered by Angela McGarett.

James Wilby as ACC Clive Deare

Murdered by;

Emma Hiddleston as Angela McGarrett

Ride. Series 3, Episode 1. Joss Bixby aka Charlie Greel. Murdered by Conrad Greel.

David Oakes as Joss Bixby

Murdered by;

David Oakes as Conrad Greel aka Mr Swopes.

Ride. Series 3, Episode 1. Conrad Greel. Murdered by Janus Greel.

David Oakes as Conrad Greel aka Mr Swopes.

Murdered by;

Hilton McRae as Janus Greel.

Coda. Series 3, Episode 4. Cedric Clissold. Murdered by Paul Marlock.

Unknown Actor as Clive Clissold

Murdered by;

Robbie Carpenter as Paul Marlock

Coda. Series 3, Episode 4. Ronnie Gidderton. Murdered by Cole Matthews.

Harry McEntire as Ronnie Gidderton

Murdered by;

Tom McKay as Cole Matthews

Lazaretto. Series 4, Episode 3. Tam Fraser and unknown driver. Unknown murderer/s

 

Actors unknown.

Murderers Unknown.

 

POISONED. (3)

 

Fugue. Series 1, Episode 2. Grace Madison. Murdered by Mason Gull. Poisoned with the plant Datura stromonium.

Lavinia Bertram as Grace Madison

Murdered by;

Geoffrey Streatfeild as Mason Gull

Arcadia. Series 3, Episode 2. Lorraine Figgis. Murdered by Simon Hallward. Poisoned with arsenic.

Unknown actress as Lorraine Figgis.

Murdered by;

Unknown actor as Simon Hallward.

Canticle. Series 4, Episode 2. Rev Morgan Golightly. Murdered by Emma Carr.

Paul Bown as Rev. Mervyn Golightly

Murdered by;

Ella Hunt as Emma Carr.

 

Dehydration. (1) (while entombed in wall).

 

Fugue. Series 1, Episode 2. Ben Nimmo. Murdered by Mason Gull.

Mannequin ( 😉 ) as Ben Nimmo.

Murdered by;

Geoffrey Streatfeild as Mason Gull.

 

Drug Overdose. (1) (Morphine).

 

Fugue. Series 1, Episode 2. Dr. Cronin. Murdered by Mason Gull.

Unknown actor as Dr. Cronin.

Murdered by;

Geoffrey Streatfeild as Mason Gull.

 

SCREWDRIVER. (1)

 

Rocket. Series 1, Episode 3. Percy Malleson (aka Eustace Kendrick). Murdered by Reg Tracepurcel.

James Merry as Percy Malleson

Murdered by;

Craig Parkinson as Reg Tracepurcel

 

ELECTROCUTED (1)

 

Fugue. Series 1, Episode 3. Lenny Frost. Murdered by Reg Tracepurcell.

Jack Roth as Lenny Frost

Murdered by;

Craig Parkinson as Reg Tracepurcel

 

HAMMER (1)

 

Home. Series 1, Episode 4. Prof Alistair Coke Norris. Murdered by Millicent Coke Norris.

Paul Venables as Professor Coke Norris.

Murdered by;

Poppy Miller as Millicent Coke Norris.

 

BLOW TO THE SKULL (4)

 

Trove. Series 2, Episode 1. Frida Yelland. Murdered by Tony Frisco. (Hit with cosh. Fractured skull)

Kay Lovelle as Frida Yelland

Murdered by;

Liam Garrigan as Tony Frisco

Trove. Series 2, Episode 1. John Pettifer. Murdered by Tony Frisco. (Hit with cosh. Fractured skull & Ruptured Aorta from being thrown from ledge and hitting car roof)

Nathanjohn Carter as John Pettifer

Murdered by;

Liam Garrigan as Tony Frisco

Neverland. Series 2, Episode 4. Eric Patterson. Weapon Unknown. Murdered by unknown corrupt police officers.

Unknown actor as Eric Paterson.

Harvest. Series 4, Episode 4. Dr. Matthew Laxman. (Hit with spade). Murdered by Seth Chattox.

Alex Mann as Dr. Matthew Laxman

Murdered by;

Chris Coghill as Seth Chattox

 

THROAT SLIT. (2)

 

Nocturne. Series 2, Episode 2. Adrian Weiss. Murdered by Terence Black. Weapon was Katar.

Barry Ashton as Adrian Weiss

Murdered by;

Daniel Ings as Terence Black

Nocturne. Series 2, Episode 2. Maud Ashenden. Murdered by Terence Black. Weapon was razor.

Eleanor Northcott as Maud Ashenden

Murdered by;

Daniel Ings as Terence Black

 

STABBED. (2)

 

Sway. Series 2, Episode 3. Norman Parkis. Murdered by Roy Huggins. Weapon was scissors.

Matthew Wilson as Norman Parkis

Murdered by;

Rob Jarvis as Roy Huggins

Neverland. Series 2, Episode 4. Gerald Wintergreen. Murdered by Angela McGarett. Weapon was knife.

Gordon Kennedy as Alderman Gerald Wintergreen

Murdered by;

Emma Hiddleston as Angela McGarrett

 

DROWNED. (5)

 

Neverland. Series 2, Episode 4. George Aldridge. Murdered by unnamed corrupt police officers.

Martin Hancock as George Aldridge.

Game. Series 4, Episode 1. Dr. Richard Neilson. Murdered by Dr. Broderick Castle.

 

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Richard Neilson played by uncredited actor. 

Murdered by;

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Chris Fulton as Dr. Broderick Castle

Game. Series 4, Episode 1. Miss Palfrey. Murdered by Dr. Broderick Castle.

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Ms Porfrey played by uncredited actress.

Murdered by;

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Chris Fulton as Dr. Broderick Castle

Game. Series 4, Episode 1. Edison D. Smalls. Murdered by Dr. Broderick Castle.

Uncredited actor as Edison D. Smalls.

Murdered by;

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Chris Fulton as Dr. Broderick Castle

Game. Series 4, Episode 1. Tessa Knight. Murdered by Dr. Broderick Castle.

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Ruby Thomas as Tessa Knight

Murdered by;

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Chris Fulton as Dr. Broderick Castle

 

FATAL INJECTION. (4 in the series. Six pre events of the episode Lazaretto).

 

Neverland. Series 2, Episode 4. Dr. Jasper Fairbridge. Murdered by Angela Mc Garett. Unknown substance.

Paul Ridley as Dr. Jasper Fairbridge

Murdered by;

Emma Hiddleston as Angela McGarrett

Lazaretto. Series 4, Episode 3. Terence Bakewell. Murdered by Jo-Beth Mills. Insulin injection which brought on Hypoglycaemia.

 

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Alex McSweeney as Terence Bakewell

Murdered by;

Sarah Winter as Staff Nurse Jo-Beth Mills

Lazaretto. Series 4, Episode 3. Mr Greely. Murdered by Jo-Beth Mills. Insulin injection which brought on Hypoglycaemia.

Uncredited actor as Mr Greely.

Murdered by;

Sarah Winter as Staff Nurse Jo-Beth Mills

Lazaretto. Series 4, Episode 3. Mrs Ethel Zacharides. Murdered by Jo-Beth Mills. Insulin injection which brought on Hypoglycaemia.

Uncredited actor as Mrs Ethel Zacharides

Murdered by;

Sarah Winter as Staff Nurse Jo-Beth Mills

Lazaretto. Series 4, Episode 3. Six other deaths occurred pre the events of the show. Murdered by Jo-Beth Mills. Insulin injection which brought on Hypoglycaemia.

 

RUN OVER BY CAR. (1)

 

Ride. Series 3, Episode 1. Jeannie Hearne. Murdered by Conrad Greel.

Meghan Treadway as Jeannie Hearne

Murdered by;

David Oakes as Conrad Greel

 

AXPHYXIA.(1) (Brought on by smoke inhalation from a fire).

 

Arcadia. Series 3, Episode 2. Simon Hallward. Murdered by Ayesha.

Uncredited actor as Simon Hallward.

Murdered by;

Amelia Clarkson as Ayesha

 

TIGER. (6). (The six includes Goggins who was killed pre events in the episode). (Georgina Mortmaigne was arrested as she was the one who allowed the tiger to go free).

 

Prey. Series 3, Episode 3. Ingrid Jjort, Ricky Parker, Dr. Moxem, Dr. Hector Lorenx, Goggins and Geoff Craven. Murdered?? by the tiger.

David Burnett as Ricky Parker

Milo Twomey as Dr. Hector Lorenz

Darrell D’Silva as Geoff Craven

Eleanor Williams as Ingrid Hjort

Dr. Moxem was a birdwatcher who is never seen in the episode.

ALL murdered by;

Unknown tiger playing the tiger. ( 😉 )

 

ACCIDENT. (4)

 

Girl. Series 1, Episode 1. Maragret Bell. Accidental overdose which brought on a heart attack.

Fiona Ryan as Margaret Bell

Nocturne. Series 2, Episode 2. Terence Black. Falls through a floor.

Daniel Ings as Terence Black

Sway. Series 2, Episode 3. Flo Higgins. Hit head on fireplace surround after being slapped by Roy Huggins.

Uncredited actor as Flo Huggins

Ride. Series 3, Episode 1. Gerald Ashbourne. Heroin overdose.

Uncredited actor as Gerald Ashbourne

 

Heart Attack/Stroke.

 

Lazaretto. Series 4, Episode 3. Edgar Bryce Morgan. Susan Fallon’s father.

We find out about his death from his wife. We never get to see Edgar.

 

CROQUET MALLET (5)

 

Nocturne. Series 2, Episode 2. Three children of the Blaise family and the nursemaid and governess. All murdered by Robert Pickstock.

The above events happened pre-events in the episode but alluded to in a flashback.

Uncredited actor as Robert Pickstock

 

SUSPICIOUS DEATHS. (2)

 

Neverland. Series 2, Episode 4. Two suspicious deaths pre events in the episode of Big Pete Williams and Ed Spencer.

 

UNKNOWN METHOD. (1)

 

Ride. Series 3, Episode 1. Roddy Farthingale. Murdered by Conrad Greel.

Uncredited actor as Roddy Fathingale

Murdered by;

David Oakes as Conrad Greel.

 

SHOT IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

 

Home. Series 1, Episode 4. Fred Thursday shoots Millicent Coke Norris as she points her gun at Endeavour.

Poppy Miller as Millicent Coke Norris

Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday

A police officer is shot in the episode ‘Coda’ but I don’t know if he survived.

 

Suicide (4); Strangled (7); Shot (12); Poisoned (3); Dehydration (1); Drug overdose (1); Screwdriver (1); Electrocuted (1); Hammer (1); Blow to the Skull (4); Throat slit (2); Stabbed (2); Drowned (5); Fatal injections (4 in series, 6 pre episode); Run over by car (1); Axphyxia (1); Accident (4); Heart Attack Stroke (1); Croquet Mallet (5); Suspicious deaths (2); Unknown method (1); Shot in the line of duty (1).

TOTAL NUMBER OF DEATHS – 70 in 17 Episodes

 

GENDER:

Female murders – 20. Male murders – 39.

Female Murderers – (6). (The following numbers in brackets relate to their victims) Rosalind Stromming. (Pilot Episode) (2); Emma Carr (Canticle) (2); Millicent Coke Norris (Home) (3); Angela McGarett (Neverland) (3); Jo-Beth Mills (Lazaretto) (9); Ayesha (Arcadia) (1).

Male Murderers – (15) (The following numbers in brackets relate to their victims) Mason Gull (Fugue) (4); Reg Tracepurcel (Rocket) (3); Roy Huggins (Sway) (3); Clive Deare (Neverland) (1); Wallace Clark (Girl) (2); Conrad Greel (Ride) (3); Janus Greel (Ride) (1); Paul Marlock (Coda) (1); Cole Matthews (Coda) (1); Simon Hallward (Arcadia) (1); Tony Frisco (Trove) (2); Seth Chattox (Harvest) (1); Terence Black (Nocturne) (2); Dr. Broderick Castle (Game) (4); Robert Pickstock (Nocturne) (5). I don’t know the sex of the tiger so I couldn’t include it in the above numbers. 😉

All four suicides in the complete series have been female.

Accidental deaths were two males and 2 females.

 

Author: Chris Sullivan

With the death of my father a few years ago I have became my mum's full time carer. I am also in the process of writing a book on the TV series, Lewis.

5 thoughts

  1. This article is just fantastic. Your attention to detail, ability to compile the informations gathered, and expertise to organize & extract the secondary conclusions from them are just brilliant. And, the time & effort you’ve put in… THANK YOU.

    1. Hear hear Jean! Such a lot of work must go into these posts.

      I wonder though about the comment that we don’t see Susan’s father in the Lazaretto episode – I had thought that I spotted his wife sat by the bedside of a man in one of the long camera ‘pans’ along the ward, but don’t have access to the episode to re-watch it. Although in hindsight, I suppose he would have been on a different ward?

      Anyway, another great post which I thoroughly enjoyed.

      Christopher, will you be doing a review of the new series 5 episodes?

      1. Hi Karen. Thank you for your kind words. Regarding, reviewing the series 5 episodes; yes I will. I am actual working on the first episode at this moment in time. It will be a review plus the music, locations and literary references etc.

      2. Hurrah! So glad to hear you’ll be writing a review etc; you always mention things I’d missed first time around – one of the reasons I’ve recorded them this time around, so I can go back after your post and rewatch!

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