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Old 24-12-2014, 13:10
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Relieved to see each of the new stories will be shown in one go over 2 hours when it returns next month.

Just makes it even more of a mystery why ITV continue to butcher Lewis by showing a 2 hour episode over 2 weeks.
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Old 24-12-2014, 13:14
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Are they "New" ? the ones I keep recording are old stuff.
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Old 24-12-2014, 14:14
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Are they "New" ? the ones I keep recording are old stuff.
Yeah new eps start Sunday 4th January 8pm-10pm on itv
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Old 24-12-2014, 14:15
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Yep three new stories
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Old 24-12-2014, 14:48
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Are they "New" ? the ones I keep recording are old stuff.
All brand new. 3 stories. If you look at the latest TV mags (though only 2 are out today I think) there's a pic on the cover of Foyle and Sam. You wouldn't get that if they were repeats.
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Old 25-12-2014, 06:34
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Ta!.........................
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Old 04-01-2015, 20:04
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ITV bods take note - Watched none of your tatty Xmas output and this will be the first time I've pressed "3" in weeks.
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Old 04-01-2015, 20:24
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Boring, bring back dancing on ice, i miss i
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Old 04-01-2015, 20:56
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Boring, bring back dancing on ice, i miss i
Poor trolling
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Old 04-01-2015, 20:56
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Boring, bring back dancing on ice, i miss i
It isnt boring but I do miss dancing on Ice too and Wild at Heart.

Really interesting ep
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Old 04-01-2015, 21:05
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First time viewer to Foyle's here. Got interested due to the London sites shown in the previews; not too bad, so far. Just realised that the American's dad is the guy from the US sitcom Frasier (John Mahoney?). Nice to see him again.
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Old 04-01-2015, 21:19
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Relieved to see each of the new stories will be shown in one go over 2 hours when it returns next month.

Just makes it even more of a mystery why ITV continue to butcher Lewis by showing a 2 hour episode over 2 weeks.
Kevin W said in an interview recently that they were shot as two-hours and then they heard some suit at ITV had decided viewers would not sustain their interest for two hours so they were chopped into hour-long episodes.
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Old 04-01-2015, 21:25
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First time viewer to Foyle's here. Got interested due to the London sites shown in the previews; not too bad, so far. Just realised that the American's dad is the guy from the US sitcom Frasier (John Mahoney?). Nice to see him again.
It's terrific ! When you've watched these new episodes, go back & watch all the previous series. you'll really enjoy them.
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Old 04-01-2015, 21:25
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Kevin W said in an interview recently that they were shot as two-hours and then they heard some suit at ITV had decided viewers would not sustain their interest for two hours so they were chopped into hour-long episodes.
Some of the suits at ITV really are in the wrong job, they actually do think we are as stupid and braid dead as some of the dross they air.

Lewis is far better as a two hour film that split over two weeks, and why do they feel we lack the intelligence or staying power for two hours of Lewis but we can for Midsomer and X Factor ?
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Old 04-01-2015, 21:38
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Morse was two hours and a huge success, sold round the world, as was Lewis.

A friend was an extra in a Lewis episode being shot on the river bank in Oxford (long take) when a boatload of Japanese tourists went past and started shouting ''Lewis, Lewis''. Kevin wasn't amused
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Old 04-01-2015, 22:02
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Great episode
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Old 04-01-2015, 22:03
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It was good, but not a patch on the former wartime Foyle's.

Gone from a charming, simple series to a very complicated plot with international espionage etc.

Pity.

I saw an old ep the other day, it was far better.
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Old 04-01-2015, 22:54
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First time viewer to Foyle's here. Got interested due to the London sites shown in the previews; not too bad, so far. Just realised that the American's dad is the guy from the US sitcom Frasier (John Mahoney?). Nice to see him again.
They actually filmed a lot of it in Liverpool. Went for a mini break last year and all the crew were there.
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Old 04-01-2015, 23:00
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Kevin W said in an interview recently that they were shot as two-hours and then they heard some suit at ITV had decided viewers would not sustain their interest for two hours so they were chopped into hour-long episodes.
Wonder if they explained to him how they came to that conclusion after 6 series over 5 years of showing episodes over 2 hours?!

I mean, the whole point IS that like Poirot and Midsomer and Morse and Frost and Foyle's War ... they're all 2 hour stories, intended to be shown over 2 hours!

I can't watch Lewis now before both episodes are recorded so I can watch it as was intended.
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Old 04-01-2015, 23:02
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Morse was two hours and a huge success, sold round the world, as was Lewis.

A friend was an extra in a Lewis episode being shot on the river bank in Oxford (long take) when a boatload of Japanese tourists went past and started shouting ''Lewis, Lewis''. Kevin wasn't amused
Morse was the first ever to be shown over 2 hours. All followed from Morse.
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Old 04-01-2015, 23:10
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Some of the suits at ITV really are in the wrong job, they actually do think we are as stupid and braid dead as some of the dross they air.

Lewis is far better as a two hour film that split over two weeks, and why do they feel we lack the intelligence or staying power for two hours of Lewis but we can for Midsomer and X Factor ?
I record Lewis and watch it as a single show. How do they expect me to remember detail for a whole week? Lol.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:19
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Wonder if they explained to him how they came to that conclusion after 6 series over 5 years of showing episodes over 2 hours?!

I mean, the whole point IS that like Poirot and Midsomer and Morse and Frost and Foyle's War ... they're all 2 hour stories, intended to be shown over 2 hours!

I can't watch Lewis now before both episodes are recorded so I can watch it as was intended.
On BBC they seem to put two one-hour episodes on following days which actually works.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:25
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It was good, but not a patch on the former wartime Foyle's.

Gone from a charming, simple series to a very complicated plot with international espionage etc.

Pity.

I saw an old ep the other day, it was far better.
Yes. I agree with you.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:31
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On BBC they seem to put two one-hour episodes on following days which actually works.
They do that with silent witness
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:50
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Kevin W said in an interview recently that they were shot as two-hours and then they heard some suit at ITV had decided viewers would not sustain their interest for two hours so they were chopped into hour-long episodes.
Unfortunately this programme cannot sustain my interest even for one hour!, never mind two!............



It was good, but not a patch on the former wartime Foyle's.

Gone from to a very complicated plot with international espionage etc. a charming, simple series

Pity.

I saw an old ep the other day, it was far better.
I have to agree with you here!.......I loved Foyles War and watched all of the series through the war but!.. Oh I am finding this a bit heavy going since the war ended and he went to work for the Home Office?...... Not too keen on Sam being married to the councillor either and being pregnant!... how is her part going to stay in the job/series? I am wondering!, I always thought she would eventually marry Foyles son so I am disappointed at her storyline completely!................

As to the storylines with the Russians and the Cold War!............. it does start in as complicated and takes quite a bit into the storyline before thinfs 'click' and you know what's going on!..... Or is that just me and you?. alinton!.......

A nice uncomplicated easy to watch series!,,,,, gone very complicated!.....
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