A CITY centre street was yesterday the scene of a spectacular stunt for Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour.

Passers-by would have spotted what looked like a man falling from an Oxford college in Brasenose Lane, Oxford, as filming for the second series of the top detective drama got under way.

Shaun Evans returns as the young Morse with Roger Allam as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday.

The second series, set in the 1960s, will be made up of four two-hour episodes by screenwriter Russell Lewis.

Morse creator Colin Dexter, from North Oxford, is acting as a consultant.

The first episode, called Trove, is directed by Kristoffer Nyholm of The Killing fame.

Mr Lewis said: “1966 brings Endeavour a fresh quartet of baffling mysteries set to test his brain and body to breaking point.

“Though offset by the possibility of love unlooked for, against a backdrop of growing change in Britain and the wider world, Endeavour must face a challenge that threatens to take from him all he holds dear. Family. Friends. Colleagues.”

The first full series screened earlier this year, with each of the four episodes averaging seven million viewers.