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  • The Cast Showoff: The storyline in ‘Deceived by Flight’ where Lewis goes under cover in a cricket team was devised by Colin Dexter to let Kevin Whateley show off his cricket skills.
  • Creator-Preferred Adaptation: Colin Dexter has admitted he prefers the TV series portrayal of the young, Geordie Sergeant Lewis to the elderly Welshman he used in the novels.
  • The Danza: A retroactive example. Chief Superintendant Strange is never given a first name on this series, but Endeavour gives him the first name of James, after the actor who played him in this series, James Grout.
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  • Dawson Casting: There's a lot of it in "Last Seen Wearing" — in particular, then 23 year-old Elizabeth Hurley as a 16 year-old student.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • When the series first started airing, people were surprised that how different Morse was from Thaw's previous portrayal of another police officer, Inspector Jack Regan in The Sweeney.
    • Richard Briers as the evil master of Lonsdale College.


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