It's official: Oxford's most beloved fictional detective is returning to TV next year in a brand new drama. Endeavour will be set in 1965, near the start of Morse's long career as a policeman. The one-off special is being filmed this summer for broadcast early in 2012, to celebrate Morse's 25th anniversary on screen.
For me, it means some hasty last-minute revisions to a new edition of The Complete Inspector Morse, published this autumn by Titan Books [see cover at right]. I thought this fifth incarnation might be the final, definitive version. I even included a section on last year's stage incarnation of Morse, starring former Doctor Who Colin Baker as the most irascible of inspectors. But ITV have other plans. I guess it means there could well be a sixth edition of The Complete Inspector Morse at some point in the future. Onwards!