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THE latest TV puzzle starts with a crossword.

Plus a flashback to the young detective being shot at the end of the last story.

Endeavour returns to ITV on Sunday for a second series of the Inspector Morse prequel.

It’s May 1966 and the young Morse (Shaun Evans) is on his first day back at work at Oxford City Police with Det Insp Fred Thursday (Roger Allam).

But doubts remain about whether the Detective Constable is fully recovered from his ordeal.

“The light’s gone out of him,” Thursday tells his wife.

Christopher Eccleston as Willy Houlihan

IT’S no secret that Christopher Eccleston is one of my favourite actors.

Maybe yours too?

He’s a class act and as intelligent off screen as on.

I spoke to him recently – on the day after the government’s spending cuts were announced – about his role in episode one of Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC1 series Accused.

Which includes his character Willy calling a banker a name I can’t repeat here.

My interview with Chris is in today’s Manchester Evening News, and also online below with a few extras I couldn’t fit into the main article.