Prequel drama series following the early days of young policeman Endeavour Morse. As a detective constable with the Oxford City Police, Endeavour navigates college elites, working-class estates, the reactionary Establishment and the growing 1960s countercultures that will ultimately shape his future. As 1968 dawns, a year of change promises to challenge the private and professional lives of Endeavour and his colleagues. Endeavour's recent promotion leads him to reluctantly mentor new recruit George Fancy while Thursday begins to think about life after the police, but crime never sleeps in Oxford, and the team continue to be tested by mysterious and intriguing cases of murder, greed and deception. Meanwhile, the rise of organised crime in the city promises to change Oxford forever. When 1968 comes to a close, will things at Cowley Police Station ever be the same again?