Oxford: Endeavour series 2 filming

Written by Nasir Hamid on September 20th, 2013

The second series of Endeavour (the Inspector Morse prequel) has started filming here in Oxford and I stumbled upon a scene being filmed during my lunch hour photo walk yesterday. I don’t watch much tv these days but Endeavour is one of my all time favourite tv shows to watch so you can imagine how pleased I was to come across the set. It’s amazing how Oxford can be so easily transformed to the 1960’s with minimal set dressing (I’ve read that series 2 is based in 1966). I only had five frames left on the roll of film I had in my Rolleiflex so I had to use them carefully. Shaun Evans who plays the title role was very down to earth and nice enough to stop for a couple of pictures, others I photographed below were some extras, the make-up artists, sound engineer and one of the guys in charge of the vehicles. I’m really glad that it was my Rolleiflex twin-lens that I had on me because it’s from the 1960’s. Some of these shots were from lunch time and some are from after work when they had moved to a different location. I would love to do more behind the scenes photography of Endeavour over the coming months but it’s impossible to know in advance when and where they’ll be filming around Oxford.

Here are some of my pictures during the filming of the final scene in the pilot episode of Endeavour back in 2011.

[Tech info:] Rolleiflex 2.8f Planar, Kodak Tri-X 400 (expired) processed in Kodak Xtol 1+1.

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9 Comments so far ↓

  1. Richard Israel says:

    Utterly brilliant my friend!!!

  2. Katie says:

    Amazing. Can’t wait to watch this!

  3. john says:

    Superb images, medium format is magical. I’ve got a Rolleiflex 2.8c Xenotar and love it.

  4. emma watkins says:

    So chuffed to see these! I love Endeavour and Shaun Evans loads! Thanks!

  5. grace says:

    these pictures are so lovely! Endeavour is such a brilliant show too! great for my costume reference folder for the 60’s!

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