Hello fellow Endeavourists and welcome to a brand new post. As the title states this post will give you the chance to read five, yes five, articles in five British TV magazines.
The first set of articles is from the Radio Times. I will point out an error in this article. It states that there will be SIX episodes in the new series. There isn’t. Only four episodes for the sixth series.
The main things we learn from this article about the new series is that both Endeavour and Thursday have been demoted, hence the pictures of him in uniform.
There was some talk and speculation that the first episode might be about the Mary Lapsley case which was featured in the wonderful Morse episode, Second Time Around ( click HERE to read my review of that episode) due to it being about the death of a young girl. But the young girl is found in a cornfield while Mary Lapsley was found in a hut on the edge of a lake frequently used by local fisherman.
I’m also sadden to read that rock music, Led Zeppelin, will play a part in the Endeavour series. Don’t get me wrong I like rock music but I really don’t want to hear it in the Endeavour series. Anyway here is the first of the five articles.
Next up we have the TV Guide. So, we found out that Bright has also been demoted. Would Reginald Bright really take a demotion? We know from the previous series’ final episode that Endeavour, Bright, Thursday and Strange vowed to find Fancy’s killer. But would Chief Superintendent Bright really be happy at a demotion? Would retirement not be a better option for the straight laced, by the book, moralistic Bright. I suppose it is a sense of duty and morals that make him stay until they find Fancy’s killer.
Of course like the previous article it is mentioned how close they are to ending the series. My belief that there will only be 33 episodes is becoming close to reality. After this series that will be 27 episodes. So either a seventh series of six episodes or a seventh and eighth series of three episodes. Or of course they could do what happened in Morse and have one off specials each year. But I think that is less likely.
Anyway on to the second article.
Next we have the TV Times. Well there are a few things that disappoint me in regard to what is revealed in the article. Firstly, that there will be an appearance of Mrs Bright. Why? I like the idea of never seeing Mrs Bright. It carried on the tradition of wives or relatives that were talked about or mentioned but were never seen: Mrs Mainwaring in Dad’s Army, Norm Peterson’s wife in Cheers, Howard Wolowitz’s mother in The Big Bang Theory, Arthur Daley’s wife in Minder, Columbo’s wife (let’s not talk about the terrible series Mrs Columbo), Hyacinth Bucket’s son Sheridan and many others.
Secondly, what seems like a lame choice for guest stars in the new series; soap stars from shows like Eastenders, Benidorm and Coronation Street, AAARRRGGGGHHHHHHH Morse and the Lewis series both were able to attract huge names but Endeavour seems unable to. Worse of all is the continuing with they or won’t they between Endeavour and Joan. Again AAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH
Anyway on to the third article.
Next up we have What’s On TV. There is nothing in the article that hasn’t already been mentioned in the above magazines.
So, here is the fourth article.
Last and certainly least is TV Choice. All the above are light and frothy magazines but this one takes light and frothy to a new level. And not in a good way. But I bought the magazines to allow you to read it and decided if it was interesting or not. At least these magazines can be recycled. 😉
So on to the article, (if it can be called that).
So, that is all for now. It’s a shame that this is the best the TV magazines can do but something is better than nothing.
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