The police drama set in 1960s Oxford and following the work of one Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans), as he makes his name as a detective constable with the Oxford City CID, concludes its fourth series.
In the final episode of the current series, Harvest (airing on ITV on 29 Jan at 8.00pm), a 2,000-year-old body is discovered on boggy Bramford Mere, revealing a new lead in the missing persons case of Dr Matthew Laxman (Alex Mann). Almost five years to the day since Laxman disappeared, Endeavour and DI Thursday (Roger Allam) pick up where the investigation left off.
They re-interview the curious inhabitants of Bramford Village and questions immediately arise as to whether Laxman’s disappearance is connected to the upcoming Autumn Equinox, a pagan ritual to celebrate the harvest. But there are greater schemes at play, and Endeavour soon finds himself caught in a maelstrom. Inquiries into the Laxman case bring him to Bramford B, a nuclear power station that is about to launch its groundbreaking new reactor “Goldenrod” on the day of the Equinox. Endeavour’s probe into the power station is met with a stone wall of silence, but soon a shocking development at the power station plunges Oxford into catastrophic danger. Age-old secrets, dangerous technology and the unrelenting damage of unrequited love create a toxic combination, and the duo face a race against time to save Oxford.
Endeavour: Harvest airs on Sunday 29 January 2017 from 8.00pm-10.00pm on ITV