THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2020: ANTON LESSER

An exclusive Endeavour interview with Anton Lesser Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2020 DAMIAN: We’ll discuss Bright and Endeavour shortly, but first I wanted to talk about your return to the theatre last June after a ten-year-absence. Why such a long break? ANTON: Well, good question. I had two or three years of vocal […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2020: RUSSELL LEWIS PART III

An exclusive Endeavour interview with writer/deviser/executive producer Russell Lewis Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2020 EXT. CHIGTON GREEN/POST OFFICE/ROAD – DAY 1 The CHIGTON GREEN CLOCK – telling the time. Never too quickly. Never too slowly. Telling the time for Chigton… A SIGN for: “CHIGTON GREEN” Here the green. There the duckpond. Shops. Butcher, […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2020: MATTHEW SLATER

An exclusive Endeavour interview with composer Matthew Slater Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2020 DAMIAN: What makes a truly great TV theme? MATTHEW: Well, that’s the 64 million dollar question. I think it depends on the time of the making of the program as well. Coronation Street has spanned decades without change, even when […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2020: JAMES BRADSHAW

An exclusive Endeavour interview with James Bradshaw Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2020 DAMIAN: Our friend Dr Maximilian Theodore Siegfried de Bryn proved resilient to much of the culture and fashion of the 1960s but what are the chances of him succumbing to disco fever during the new decade? JAMES: Well, I really can’t […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2020: SEAN RIGBY

An exclusive Endeavour interview with Sean Rigby Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2020 BRIGHT: When I arrived here three years ago, I had such high hopes. What an ignominious end I have led you to. I shall resign, of course. THURSDAY: Sir… BRIGHT: I failed him. I failed my men. The station gone. My […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2020: STEPHEN LA RIVIERE

An exclusive Endeavour interview with writer, producer, director, puppet operator and editor Stephen La Rivière Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2020 INT. MOONBASE Consoles with winking lights. The HERO of MOON RANGERS – square jawed MAJOR.ROCK RENTON with X1 the ANDROID and COLONEL CRATER, crusty old patriarch. MAJOR RENTON: If only we could access […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2020: RUSSELL LEWIS PART II

An exclusive Endeavour interview with writer/deviser/executive producer Russell Lewis Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2020 Special thanks to Stephen La Rivière INT. VENDING MACHINE AREA/NEW COWLEY POLICE STATION BRIGHT at his solitary repast – nosing through a newspaper with an APOLLO HEADLINE. THURSDAY arrives. THURSDAY: Giving the canteen a miss today, sir? BRIGHT: I […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2020: RUSSELL LEWIS PART I

An exclusive Endeavour interview with writer/deviser/executive producer Russell Lewis Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2020 ‘I’m afraid I see little of anyone in Traffic, but you’re remembered – often. All my old Cowley gang. You, Inspector Thursday, Sergeant. Strange. Constable Trewlove. And young Fancy, of course. Absent friends. Not yet a year, and already […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2020: MADELAINE LEECH

An exclusive Endeavour interview with production designer Madelaine Leech Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2020 DAMIAN: When did you first become aware of the art of production design and was there a particular TV show or a trip to the cinema that fired your imagination? MADELAINE: Maybe I was just a slow starter but […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2020: ABIGAIL THAW

An exclusive Endeavour interview with Abigail Thaw Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2020 ‘I see Dorothea in the 1960s as having the sleuth-like brains of Ms Marple, the independent feminism of Germaine Greer, the seductive charms of Ava Gardner and the sense of humour of Eric Morcambe.’ Abigail Thaw (March, 2014) DAMIAN: It’s been […]