Thank you for the recommendation but, alas, it is NOT on BritBox (I just checked). It's just as well -- I have several seasons of the original Morse to get through now (and then I'l probably have to just sit down and re-watch all of Endeavour again.)
But I had to laugh at the name, George Gently because now I assume the recent show -- Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- was given that name as a nod to the prior show. Maybe. The Dirk Gently show was based on a book series by Douglas Adams (whose work I LOVE) and the book series might have pre-dated the George Gently TV series.
I'm so confused. Let's get back to Endeavour. Great show and I am overjoyed that it has been renewed.
Oooh, here's a little note from my Morse watching that relates to Endeavour. Last night I noticed for the first time that John Thaw DOES have a slight limp. (There was a close-up on his distinctive gait.) This was, of course, alluded to in an episode of Endeavor when he's being treated for a gunshot and his doctor warns him that a limp might surface later in life, especially when he is tired. That was a clever work-around because it avoids the need for Shuan Evans to have to alter his own natural gait in the next season.
The episodes I watched yesterday also included references to Morse's having dropped out of Oxford before completing his degree. Apparently his scholarship was pulled due to his declining performance, thus forcing him to leave, and reference was made to his declining performance having had something to do with a woman. In Endeavour we don't really know WHY Morse left Oxford before completing his degree, do we? We saw in the pilot episode that he had some reluctance to return to Oxford and probably would not have done so had he not been ordered there for that special, all-hands-on-deck assignment.
Bottom line: I'm enjoying spotting these breadcrumbs in "Morse" that shed light on the character of "Endeavour."