THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2019: Russell Lewis Part II

LATE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE CARTOUCHE & PASSENGER Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2019 DAMIAN: You were surprised I liked CARTOUCHE. Why exactly? RUSS: I thought you might find it too frivolous – too knowing. DAMIAN: I’ve tried a couple of times in the past to get you to tell me what your favourite episodes […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2019: Caroline O’Neill

Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2019 DAMIAN: Given all the stars who appeared there during the sixties such as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield, Jimmy Clitheroe, Sid James and Arthur Askey for example, Blackpool must have been an exciting place to grow up? CAROLINE: Our house was FULL of Marvin Gaye, Dianna Ross […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2019: Russell Lewis Part I

Cavendish, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Cowley anymore… THE PROLOGUE 1969: It is a new year; a new era for Oxford’s finest. A new unit base houses the set of the new police station where both old and new characters have been gathering since just before 8am in readiness to shoot scenes for Film […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2018: Paul Cripps Production Designer

Above photo courtesy of Paul Cripps (centre) An exclusive ENDEAVOUR interview PAUL CRIPPS Production Designer Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2018 ~ DAMIAN: Having lived in Oxford, I wonder to what extent you were aware of Inspector Morse growing up? PAUL: I was aware of Inspector Morse for a few reasons. I think it […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2018: Russell Lewis Part IV

EXT. WOODS/GINGERBREAD HOUSE – DAY 1 Late afternoon. ENDEAVOUR makes his way through the woods. At last, he reaches, an ancient dwelling that seems to have grown out of the earth itself. Mossy. ENDEAVOUR comes to the door. A raggedy broomstick leant against the wall. ENDEAVOUR knocks. ENDEAVOUR: Hello? Miss Chattox? ENDEAVOUR pushes open the […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2018: Russell Lewis Part III

DAMIAN: Russ, before we start the interview, I’ve been thinking that we’ve mentioned The Beatles, Tony Hancock and Carry On films quite a bit over the years and perhaps, well, maybe we should mention them a little less from now on. Would that be alright Russ? RUSS: As you please. ~ INT. COWLEY GENERAL – […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2018: Dakota Blue Richards

The Home Office was appalled and said that women were not proper persons in the eyes of the law when Edith Smith became the first female police officer with official powers of arrest in 1915. However, by 1920, and after The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919, the Baird Committee stated that women could indeed […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2018: Russell Lewis Part II

Will the reader please cast their eye over the following lines, and see if they can discover anything harmful in them? EXT. OXFORD COLLEGE. QUAD – DAY The topless towers of Oxonium. Not a cloud to spoil the view. TILT DOWN to BIRD’S EYE VIEW – wet flagstones… rain. Coloured umbrellas pass below. A song […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2018: Producers Neil Duncan & John Phillips

Exclusive ENDEAVOUR Interview Producers Neil Duncan & John Phillips ~~~ Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2018 ~ DAMIAN: I think readers will have a pretty good idea of what most of the key creative team do on Endeavour such as the writer or director, but what exactly does the role of a producer entail? […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2018: Lewis Peek

Introducing DC George Fancy An exclusive ENDEAVOUR interview With Lewis Peek Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2018 ~ DAMIAN: I’d like to begin by talking about your childhood in Devon and for you to perhaps give me an idea of the sort of television, film or theatre that you were exposed to during this […]