Morse Easter Egg - Morse Coded Clues in Title Music

There is an English TV detective series called "Morse", after the surname of the central character. The shows are based on novels by Colin Dexter. They have been shown in the US and elsewhere, but I don't know how widely known they are.

The title music, by Barrington Pheloung, is based on the sound of the word "Morse" in Morse code - not too eggciting so far. But in later shows Pheloung stated putting the name of the murderer into the title theme in Morse code rhythm - and later again, the names of people who were not the murderer, just to fool anyone who thought they had got it cracked.

I learned this from a radio interview with Barrington Pheloung, so the secret is out.

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Contributed By: Tim Boyd on 01-30-2000
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@ssKicker writes:
I remember a lot of people were wanting to know Morse's first name, and in one episode, they spelled it out in Morse Code. His name is, by the way, Endeavour.
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raven writes:
Endeavor is the name of Captain Cook's ship, and it is Morse's name.
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Pheonix writes:
haha, eggciting, thats clever
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Toni writes:
His name IS Endeavor, its says so in a later episode. His father was a Quaker and a fan of Captain Cook. There is no theme music at the beginning of the episodes in the UK, so putting in the name of the murderer would be a bit pointless, as by the time the theme was played, we'd have already found out who it was. He does however, spell out 'Endeavor' in Morse code.
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trojjer writes:
"Endeavour Morse"?! You can't seriously think that the author would give one of the nation's most popular TV drama detectives a forename like that, can you? It could be valid, but I somewhat doubt that it can even qualify as a name. Nevertheless, it could still be of significance to the show - like Morse's "endeavourance" to solving his crime cases, etc.
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