Next series of Inspector Lewis starts on Sunday 22 March in UK

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Mortimer

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Mar 17, 2009, 9:35:40 AM3/17/09
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The next series of Inspector Lewis starts on Sunday 22 March at 9 PM on ITV1
in the UK. There are four episodes, the first of which is called Allegory of
Love and stars James Fox, Laurence Fox's father.

There's an article in next week's Radio Times which shows the famous photo
of Morse and Lewis standing in front of an Oxford college - but with Lewis's
face "aged" to show what he'd have looked like if he'd been the same age as
Morse, as Colin Dexter originally envisaged him.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/2806/younglewis.jpg

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4959/oldlewis.jpg


One interesting piece of news: in a recent news article about ITV's cuts to
drama output because of the current financial crisis, it was announced that
Lewis was one of the programmes to be affected. However the article says
"another series is in development". So maybe we'll be seeing more of Lewis
and Hathaway after this series.

Jeanette

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Mar 18, 2009, 8:15:13 AM3/18/09
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Thanks for this info, Mortimer...I really hope this isn't the end for
Lewis. I am hoping it's just a temporary reduction in episodes, and
will pick up again when things get back to normal.

Jeanette

@isp.studenten.net Herman van der Woude

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Mar 19, 2009, 6:44:00 AM3/19/09
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As a Dutchman I am so lucky (from time to time...) to receive Belgian
(Flemish) television. The Belgians already aired the third Lewis series
(it will be shown on Dutch television next September). So, I already
saw the four episodes, and to my opinion they were better than the
previous eight episodes. I suppose, that you Brits will all be liking
these four new episodes.

Having written this, or, more to the point, having seen this new
series, I just cannot imagine that ITV would stop "Lewis" as it is
become so good. It does has the same standard now as "Morse". And there
are alternatives as we all know. Somewhere this year they will stop
making "A Touch Of Frost" as David Jason finds himself too old for the
part of Frost (I do agree). The same applies for Tom Nettles as Barnaby
in "Midsomer Murders", Tom Nettles will end his career as Barnaby in
2010, I believe, so it could well be the end of "Midsomer Murders" as
well.
And I read somewhere that they already, finally, stopped making
"Foyle's War" (alas, one of my favourites!). They will show one or two
episodes, which are set in June 1945, but these two episodes are
already bonusses!

So, coming to the conclusion that already three famous detective series
will meet their end it is no so hard to say that ITV is already
economizing on making detective series. In my opinion there still is
room for "Lewis".

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Cheers!
Herman van der Woude


Mortimer

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Mar 19, 2009, 8:40:23 AM3/19/09
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"Herman van der Woude" <hvdwoude @ isp.studenten.net> wrote in message
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> Mortimer wrote on 17-3-2009 as follows:
>
> As a Dutchman I am so lucky (from time to time...) to receive Belgian
> (Flemish) television. The Belgians already aired the third Lewis series
> (it will be shown on Dutch television next September). So, I already saw
> the four episodes, and to my opinion they were better than the previous
> eight episodes. I suppose, that you Brits will all be liking these four
> new episodes.

Grrrrr! I *hate* it when programmes get shown overseas before they are shown
to the home market in the country where the programme was made :-( It seems
to be happening more and more. I'm glad the episodes are up to (or even
better than) the previous standard.

I'm jealous! ;-)

> And I read somewhere that they already, finally, stopped making "Foyle's
> War" (alas, one of my favourites!). They will show one or two episodes,
> which are set in June 1945, but these two episodes are already bonusses!

Actually the decision to stop making Foyle's War has been reversed. The
senior executive at ITV who made the decision left the job soon after and
his replacement decided to resurrect Foyle's War. So there are plans to make
some more episodes set in peace-time just after the end of the war. I'm not
sure whether Sgt. Paul Milner and Samantha Stewart will appear, because
there were reports at the time that FW was cancelled that actors Anthony
Howell and Honeysuckle Weeks had committed themselves to other work.


@isp.studenten.net Herman van der Woude

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Mar 19, 2009, 6:56:09 PM3/19/09
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Mortimer wrote on 19-3-2009 as follows:

> "Herman van der Woude" <hvdwoude @ isp.studenten.net> wrote in message
> news:mn.9abf7d93f...@isp.studenten.net...
>> Mortimer wrote on 17-3-2009 as follows:
>>
>> As a Dutchman I am so lucky (from time to time...) to receive Belgian
>> (Flemish) television. The Belgians already aired the third Lewis series (it
>> will be shown on Dutch television next September). So, I already saw the
>> four episodes, and to my opinion they were better than the previous eight
>> episodes. I suppose, that you Brits will all be liking these four new
>> episodes.
>
> Grrrrr! I *hate* it when programmes get shown overseas before they are shown
> to the home market in the country where the programme was made :-( It seems
> to be happening more and more. I'm glad the episodes are up to (or even
> better than) the previous standard.
>
> I'm jealous! ;-)

And to make it even worse for you: in the Netherlands and in Belgium
these films are shown *without* commercial breaks!

>> And I read somewhere that they already, finally, stopped making "Foyle's
>> War" (alas, one of my favourites!). They will show one or two episodes,
>> which are set in June 1945, but these two episodes are already bonusses!
>
> Actually the decision to stop making Foyle's War has been reversed. The
> senior executive at ITV who made the decision left the job soon after and his
> replacement decided to resurrect Foyle's War. So there are plans to make some
> more episodes set in peace-time just after the end of the war. I'm not sure
> whether Sgt. Paul Milner and Samantha Stewart will appear, because there were
> reports at the time that FW was cancelled that actors Anthony Howell and
> Honeysuckle Weeks had committed themselves to other work.

As you wrote this (and as I read it), I was aware (again) of the
reversal of that decision. I don't expect to see DS Paul Milner again
as he was promoted in the last episode of Foyle's War and was to be
sent of to another city and it turned out that DSI Foyle was capable
after all of driving a car - he only didn't like doing it... So we will
miss Sam Stewart too, I suppose. Though... she now has this fling (even
a bit more serious than that) with Foyle's son. So she can re-appear
from time to time as his daughter-in-law to be. We'll see.

gi...@rotherford.com

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Mar 26, 2009, 2:59:53 PM3/26/09
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you are very lucky to be viewing lewis at all. having trailed the new
series for two weeks in scotland it did not appear and when i queried
this at STV i was told they had no intention of showing it but would
instead be showing some excellent scottish programmes. to add insult
to injury they are now trailing the second episode!!!!

Mortimer

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Mar 26, 2009, 3:22:05 PM3/26/09
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======


Yes that situation is a travesty. I saw it discussed on various TV-related
web sites. Maybe we in England should start boycotting STV's Taggart in
protest ;-)

It seems incredible that a high-profile and universally popular programme
like Lewis should not be shown throughout the whole UK. Let's hope they get
deluged with protests and requests to show it and they do so soon.

You could always watch Lewis on the itv.com "Catch Up" facility on their web
site. Not quite the same as seeing it on a big TV screen but better than
nothing.

Charles Fox is excellent (if a bit OTT) as a university lecturer with a
painfully upper-class and rather camp accent, rather like art expert Brian
Sewell.

@isp.studenten.net Herman van der Woude

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Mar 26, 2009, 5:01:49 PM3/26/09
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Strange situation, that they don't show "Lewis" in Scotland. Apparently
an English detective is not suitable for Scottish viewers...

I saw, Mortimer, that you live in England, not Scotland, and that did
like the first episode of the third series. It was a bit strange to see
father and son Fox in one and the same film. It must have been a lot of
fun on the set. Laurence Fox is getting better all the time in his role
of DS Hathaway.

As I already saw them all, I am tempted of course to tell you some
surprise in next episodes, but I will keep quiet.

Dutch television has started a repeat of the first series of Lewis.
They will show the third series next September. Yes, we have more luck
than the Scots...

jimbairn

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Mar 26, 2009, 5:03:32 PM3/26/09
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If you have satellite or cable you can watch it via the other channels
section. I'm in Scotland and I tuned into ITV London on Sunday and
happily watched the whole episode.

--
Jim Barker
Graphics and Cartoons
http://www.jimbarker.net

Mark

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Mar 26, 2009, 6:35:01 PM3/26/09
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Or if you have Virgin Media the ITV Net player is now available on their
on demand.

Sunnie Gill

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Mar 28, 2009, 1:36:32 AM3/28/09
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gi...@rotherford.com wrote:
> On Mar 17, 1:35 pm, "Mortimer" <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
>> The next series of Inspector Lewis starts on Sunday 22 March at 9 PM on ITV1
>> in the UK. There are four episodes, the first of which is called Allegory of
>> Love and stars James Fox, Laurence Fox's father.
>>
>

I'm so pleased to read this. I was watching an couple of episodes on
DVD just yesterday. I do like the relationship between Lewis and his
sidekick. There's some very nice interplay going on.

Sunnie

Sunnie Gill

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Mar 28, 2009, 1:40:15 AM3/28/09
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>
> Yes that situation is a travesty. I saw it discussed on various
> TV-related web sites. Maybe we in England should start boycotting STV's
> Taggart in protest ;-)

Is it just me or has Taggart gone seriously downhill since they killed
off Michael and switched to a one hour format.These days it goes roughly
like this.

Bad tempered boss is given a case. He jumps to a conclusion about
whodunit and orders team to follow it. One member of team won't agree
with him and wants to pursue other avenue. Boss yells at underling
(and perhaps a couple of others as well - he yells a lot this boss)
underling goes their own way anyway or events prove boss wrong (or
sometimes right) more shouting ensues and eventually case is solved with
boss either having to gruffly apologise or else shout at underling who
was wrong.

I hate what they've done to Taggart.

Sunnie

jimbairn

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Mar 28, 2009, 5:34:41 AM3/28/09
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Sunnie Gill wrote:
>
>
>>
>> Yes that situation is a travesty. I saw it discussed on various
>> TV-related web sites. Maybe we in England should start boycotting
>> STV's Taggart in protest ;-)
>
> Is it just me or has Taggart gone seriously downhill since they killed
> off Michael and switched to a one hour format.

Yes

These days it goes roughly
> like this.
>
> Bad tempered boss is given a case. He jumps to a conclusion about
> whodunit and orders team to follow it. One member of team won't agree
> with him and wants to pursue other avenue. Boss yells at underling
> (and perhaps a couple of others as well - he yells a lot this boss)
> underling goes their own way anyway or events prove boss wrong (or
> sometimes right) more shouting ensues and eventually case is solved with
> boss either having to gruffly apologise or else shout at underling who
> was wrong.
>
> I hate what they've done to Taggart.
>
> Sunnie

jimbairn

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Mar 28, 2009, 5:38:30 AM3/28/09
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Sunnie Gill wrote:
>
>
>>
>> Yes that situation is a travesty. I saw it discussed on various
>> TV-related web sites. Maybe we in England should start boycotting
>> STV's Taggart in protest ;-)
>
> Is it just me or has Taggart gone seriously downhill since they killed
> off Michael and switched to a one hour format.

There is a story that they've had this format foisted on the by the head
guys at ITV leading to much friction between STV and the network and
this is the REAL reason that Scottish Television isn't showing Lewis

It's certainly a far cry from the Mark McManus three parter glory days.

Keith

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Mar 28, 2009, 2:10:56 PM3/28/09
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"Sunnie Gill" <sunnie...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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I agree, the relationships are developing nicely.

Martin, I always appreciate your input into the group, but I hope you are
wrong about the show being scrapped!

Keith

Mortimer

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Mar 29, 2009, 8:35:33 PM3/29/09
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"jimbairn" <j...@jimbarker.net> wrote in message
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> Sunnie Gill wrote:
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Yes that situation is a travesty. I saw it discussed on various
>>> TV-related web sites. Maybe we in England should start boycotting STV's
>>> Taggart in protest ;-)
>>
>> Is it just me or has Taggart gone seriously downhill since they killed
>> off Michael and switched to a one hour format.
>
> It's certainly a far cry from the Mark McManus three parter glory days.

The proper Mark McManus episodes were fantastic - and educational: I learned
how to pronounce Sauchihall Street ("SochiHALL" - "ch" as in "loch") and
Milngavie ("MullGUY")!

And that raunchy Maggie Bell title song was great.

STV should definitely have stopped Taggart with the last MMcM episode. I
remember that Taggart's final line in that (to "The Biscuit", Supt McVitie)
was very poignant given the fact that McManus was very ill at the time and
died of pneumonia soon afterwards, though I can't remember exactly what he
said.

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