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Old 08-01-2013, 16:51
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And yet the viewing figures are 1m up on the start of the last series......
doesn't mean it was the right decision though - just a way for ITV to milk it and keep the audience for 6 weeks instead of three...
The stories work better in one long block in my opinion
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Old 08-01-2013, 17:08
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And yet the viewing figures are 1m up on the start of the last series......
To be fair the schedules have mostly been pretty crap lately and for most there wasn't an drama alternative, except maybe the new series of "Revenge" which started on E4, which I find more entertaining, though I did record it and watched it later.
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Old 08-01-2013, 17:22
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doesn't mean it was the right decision though - just a way for ITV to milk it and keep the audience for 6 weeks instead of three...
The stories work better in one long block in my opinion
Well yes it does seem to be the right decision actually - ITV relies on good ratings for advertising revenue and higher audiences mean they are more likely to recommission shows.
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Old 08-01-2013, 17:47
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I hate a story split into 2 x 1 hour episodes I have recorded it and will record the next hour and the watch them one after the other, cutting out the adverts and the usual 10 minutes of introductory title curd at the start of the second episode which will inevitably go though a reminder of what happened in the first episode and then immediately to the first batch of adverts. Two hours condensed to about 1 hour 15 minutes, because one can guarantee Lewis will be advert heavy.
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Old 08-01-2013, 18:28
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I hate a story split into 2 x 1 hour episodes I have recorded it and will record the next hour and the watch them one after the other, cutting out the adverts.....
Same here.
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Old 08-01-2013, 19:08
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Well yes it does seem to be the right decision actually - ITV relies on good ratings for advertising revenue and higher audiences mean they are more likely to recommission shows.
This is the last series of Lewis,
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:53
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Lewis's first words to Hathaway are when they are in the latter's car, where he complains about the monotonous repetitive religious music on his car's CD.

This was immediately after I'd had to endure at least three and a half minutes of Barrington Phelong's monotonous background music during the opening credits, which seemed little more than the same four long notes played repetitively.

"What were the chances of that happening?"

Fortunately, there were times when there was no background music, I quite enjoyed those.
That Phelong music to which you allude, above, has always spoiled these series as it never seems to stop and persists even when there is dialogue - get rid off it, PLEASE! Too late now, I know as it's all in the can.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:57
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I much prefer it this way as even with a recorder, two hours on the trot was far too long. But as I said, with skipping all the ad breaks it made a reasonable 45 minutes of entertainment except for that bloody music, for which that Mr Phelong is responsible.
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:21
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This interview with Kevin Whately was shown on Meridian News on Monday, he talks about whether Lewis and Laura get together and whether there'll be another series

http://vimeo.com/56902983#
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:39
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Personally, I don't like the programme being split in two. It ruins it for me. I could watch the full 2 hours and fast forward through the adverts....maybe that's why they did it???
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:53
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This interview with Kevin Whately was shown on Meridian News on Monday, he talks about whether Lewis and Laura get together and whether there'll be another series

http://vimeo.com/56902983#
He needs to jump at the chance of a new series, it's not like he's Laurence Olivier, is he?

So many of these actors try something else and their limitations are revealed. Stephen Tompkinson is the classic example.
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:56
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He needs to jump at the chance of a new series, it's not like he's Laurence Olivier, is he?

So many of these actors try something else and their limitations are revealed. Stephen Tompkinson is the classic example.
I think perhaps using the word Stephen Tompkinson and actor in the same sentence is pushing it a bit.
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Old 09-01-2013, 23:10
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And the killer is ......

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Old 13-01-2013, 20:41
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Not only cut in half but a DOG on catch-up. That's me out of this series.
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Old 13-01-2013, 22:36
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And the killer is ......

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And the motive will be
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Old 14-01-2013, 19:13
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I like the idea of splitting the story into 2 hour episodes at this time of year. Gives me something to look forward to on Monday nights during the cold, dark and horrible months of January and February.
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Old 14-01-2013, 22:04
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This is the last series of Lewis,
I'm going to say hi because I think this is my first time posting in this section. Please take it easy on me.
I am so upset I love this show. It is brilliant tv that makes your think. I am of course going to miss Laurence fox because he is gorgeous but I am also wondering what both Laurence an Kevin are going to go on to do. They are both brilliant Brilliant British actors.
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Old 14-01-2013, 22:09
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I'm going to say hi because I think this is my first time posting in this section. Please take it easy on me.
I am so upset I love this show. It is brilliant tv that makes your think. I am of course going to miss Laurence fox because he is gorgeous but I am also wondering what both Laurence an Kevin are going to go on to do. They are both brilliant Brilliant British actors.
As we posted earlier here Lawrence like many young British actors wants to have the fame and fortune of a US movie career. So has moved to Hollywood with his wife Billy Piper to try his luck.

Kevin said he would only continue with Lawrence and wants 2013 off work. Is getting on. There are rumours ITV are trying to persuade him to do one off specials from 2014 onwards, with or without Lawrence.
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Old 14-01-2013, 22:09
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I don't like it being split into two episodes. It's bad enough with shows over consecutive days, but after a week, it's not easy to pick up the story again, so the flow of the story is no longer smooth.
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Old 14-01-2013, 22:13
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Poor, unconvincing ending - still feels like Fox and Whately are going through the motions. Hope the next batch fare better.
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Old 14-01-2013, 22:25
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As we posted earlier here Lawrence like many young British actors wants to have the fame and fortune of a US movie career. So has moved to Hollywood with his wife Billy Piper to try his luck.

Kevin said he would only continue with Lawrence and wants 2013 off work. Is getting on. There are rumours ITV are trying to persuade him to do one off specials from 2014 onwards, with or without Lawrence.
I hope they succeed in keeping Kevin he is a brilliant actor. Much as I love Laurence I do not think he is hollywood material.
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Old 14-01-2013, 22:38
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Poor, unconvincing ending - still feels like Fox and Whately are going through the motions. Hope the next batch fare better.
I did mention after last week's episode;

I noticed Leslie Vickerage had a "bit part" as Mrs Dutta in this episode. She was "high profile" at one time, (female lead in "Between the Lines") so I think we might be seeing more of her in part 2.

Didn't want to give the game away suggesting that I thought she'd turn out to be the murderer.

Barry Pheloung's background music gets worse each time.
Constant repetitive "noodling" of not much more than four long notes.
Dreadful!
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Old 14-01-2013, 22:56
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I don't like it being split into two episodes. It's bad enough with shows over consecutive days, but after a week, it's not easy to pick up the story again, so the flow of the story is no longer smooth.
I agree. Next week I think I'll record the first part and watch it the following week before the second part.
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Old 14-01-2013, 23:04
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I did mention after last week's episode;

I noticed Leslie Vickerage had a "bit part" as Mrs Dutta in this episode. She was "high profile" at one time, (female lead in "Between the Lines") so I think we might be seeing more of her in part 2.

Didn't want to give the game away suggesting that I thought she'd turn out to be the murderer.

Barry Pheloung's background music gets worse each time.
Constant repetitive "noodling" of not much more than four long notes.
Dreadful!
I thought it was going to be the husband for the same reason.

And yes the music was a bit much wasn't it. I've never found it as intrusive as it was this evening. Had to almost mute it at one point.
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Old 14-01-2013, 23:17
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Missed it! Totally forgot it was on, can anyone tell me what happened please?
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