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Subject: Re: Current Morse/Lewis happenings in England


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Ken Burt
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Date Posted: Friday, August 19, 09:13:51pm
In reply to: Janet 's message, "Re: Current Morse/Lewis happenings in England" on Tuesday, June 28, 01:19:48pm

Dear Janet and Theresa:
Well, one thing after another happened and I never got back to get your replies until now. We had a WONDERFUL time in Oxford and England. We went around looking for anything we could that reminded us of Morse or Lewis, and it was a full 5 days in Oxford.

BUT the best Morse-related thing that happened was this. We went to a very good Thai restaurant, the Bangkok House on Hythe Bridge Street. To make the story short, Laurence Fox ended up being seated right next to me. It took us a few minutes to work out that it was he.

I've always been a bit shy about such things AND I've always thought people deserve their privacy when they're just trying to have a meal, etc., so we didn't say anything. Still, it was nice just to have the experience. We both feel like we were a bit silly not saying anything, but at the time it would be foolishly forward to bother him.

Anyway, having been there we not look at all our Morse DVDs and take joy in spotting all the things we can. And it's fun to see things edited in impossible sequence and feel like we're in the know!

Wish I could go back in a time machine and meet John Thaw!

Cheers!

Ken

>Hi Ken
>I was one of the people who has been an extra in Lewis
>(episode ...And the moonbeams kiss the sea...), which
>was great. I was in my wheelchair during the scene of
>'tourists' at the Bodleian Library.
>
>I know series 6 is about to begin filming though not
>sure at present when, but you might be lucky to catch
>it while you are over.
>
>I suggest you spend you're evenings in the Randolph at
>night then you might get a chance of seeing Chris
>(Burt) producer of the series, and he might offer you
>the chance of being an extra as he did me.
>
>Also you might get the chance while there of seeing
>Colin (Dexter), Kevin and Laurence in the Randolph,
>who knows.
>
>I was very lucky when i was there with my friend
>Theresa, in 2007, that we choose the right week, in
>September when they were filming, and got to meet all
>of above including Chris's wife who introduced us to
>her husband when he arrived.
>
>We also had tea with Sheila (Hancock), which i had
>arranged to celebrate another fan whose birthday it
>was.
>
>There are loads of places you can visit connected with
>Morse and now Lewis, so even if you don't get lucky in
>becoming an extra or meeting anyone the trip is still
>worth it for the beauty of Oxford.
>
>If you want to know anymore then please let me know,
>just click on my name and it will take you to my email
>address.
>Regards Janet.
>
>>I will be in England, including five days in Oxford in
>>July. I'm wondering if anyone knows of anything
>>related to the Morse or Lewis serieses that I might
>>catch. I know John Thaw and the whole series will be
>>much on my mind throughout my stay. I've been to
>>England before, but never Oxford. I think I remember
>>once seeing a posting here from someone who got to
>>actually be an extra in a Lewis episode. To me it is
>>amazing that a series, and the actors who made it come
>>alive, can seem such a part of us. Obviously, I never
>>knew John Thaw, but his creation is a part of my
>>psyche. I bet his Morse would have thought that silly!

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