Young Morse's mentor and friend in the series Endeavour. He is played by Roger Allam.


Fred Thursday has been in the London Police, British Army, and Oxford City Police (later Thames Valley Police)

London PoliceEdit

Thursday joined London Police in 1938, shortly before the outbreak of World War II.

British ArmyEdit

Thursday was part of the British Expeditionary Force during World War II. He served mainly in northern Africa, and the invasion of Italy. During his time in the Army, Thursday married Win.

Oxford City PoliceEdit

It is unknown exactly when Thursday made the move from London to Oxford, but he is shown to be already at the rank of Detective Inspector at the start of the Inspector Morse prequal, Endeavour. Thursday first meets Morse, and convinces Morse to move from Carshall-Newtown to Oxford City Police after the removal of a corrupt Detective Sergeant.


Fred Thursday married his wife, Win, in 1941. They then proceeded to have two children, Sam and Joan, who are portrayed as being in their early twenties in the series Endeavour.