by michalk

Detective Fred Thursday engages with his brother and family as new faces appear this season.


Family pain has teeth biting at our insides as Detective Fred Thursday (Roger Allam) discovers on Endeavour Series 5. His estranged brother, Charlie, sister-in-law Paulette, and niece Carol appear during the film “Cartouche,” airing Sunday, February 11 on ITV.

Detective Thursday’s generosity to his family is tested in the midst of a poisoning in Oxford and the uncovering of a revenge plot. The new faces are portrayed by Phil Daniels as Charlie and Linette Beaumont as Paulette. Emma Rigby rounds out the trio as Carol the daughter. Viewers will recognise each of the guest stars from their work on stage, television, and film.

Allam reunites with Daniels this season after working together about 30 years ago at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Daniels’ breakout role was playing Jimmy in Quadrophonia, the 1979 drama inspired by The Who. He’s currently on tour in the U.K. in Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. Past film and TV credits include Richards in Scum and Kevin Wicks in EastEnders. He has appeared on stage in Les Miserables and This House.


Beaumont is a veteran of numerous television productions including EastEnders, Holby City, and Coronation Street. She recently won acclaim for The Prowler Film written by Matthew Arlidge and starred alongside Dominic Rowan. On stage, Beaumont “vividly portrayed” Lady MacBeth (UK Theatre Network Review). She is currently in pre-production for Melody’s Tune, a film written and directed by Daniel Yost (Drugstore Cowboy with Matt Dillon).

Rigby is best known for playing the role of Hannah Ashworth in long-running soap opera Hollyoaks; Gemma in the drama series Prisoners’ Wives; and as the Red Queen in the American fantasy-drama Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Solving murders and labouring beneath the threat of curses has its own demands, as Detective Thursday knows. But family conflicts are personally deeper and can leave scars for life. Endeavour Series 5 explores an array of tensions with the longest-running films to date.