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Subject: Re: UK... Lewis Series 3 could be the last (read on)

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Date Posted: Saturday, March 07, 03:05:00am
In reply to: Janet 's message, "UK... Lewis Series 3 could be the last (read on)" on Friday, March 06, 10:11:57am

>Janet, that is distressing to hear. I know our PBS stations aren't buiying as much of the wonderful British dramas they used to show because of costs, and PBS is viewer supported so their budget has been hit drastically.
We've only gotten the pilot and first season of "Lewis" here.
BBC America is a joke. It's bilge for the most part. Without PBS, there is a shortage of good drama. At least, I could get "Lewis" on DVD and see it that way. I hope
it does go for more seasons. Like, "Morse," it's one of the classiest shows on either side of the pond.

Taken from the Oxford Mail, this would be terrible
>news if the case. I personally wish they would get rid
>of all the soaps and what they call entertainment
>shows over here, because i can't stand them.
>Give me great drama that's what i want to see. I'll
>get of my soapbox now, shame we can't get a patishion
>(sorry for spelling blame having bin sick brain not
>working to good, ha-ha)somehow and send it in telling
>them we want Lewis to stay.
>Regards Janet
>By Tom Shepherd of Oxford Mail
>The star of hit TV drama Lewis has hinted ITV cutbacks
>have put question marks over the popular drama.
>Kevin Whately, who plays the title role, cast doubt
>over the future of the Inspector Morse spin-off during
>an interview with BBC radio presenter Simon Mayo.
>ITV said no decision had been made on its future – but
>businesses which rely on tourists said it would be a
>The DJ quizzed the TV star in light of the “parlous
>state of finances at ITV”.
>Mr Whately, 58, said it cost an enormous amount to
>film the drama.
>He said: “It’s hugely expensive.
>“One of the things I stipulated when they asked me to
>come back and do some more after (Morse star) John
>(Thaw) died was that they kept the same production
>values, and they have.
>“It’s something I am very proud of.
>“They look great, the films, but they are in trouble.”
>He said other ITV dramas had already been told to
>expect “double digit” cuts to budgets.
>When Mr Mayo suggested fans of Lewis should “treasure”
>the third series — which will be back on TV screens
>from March 22 — because it might be the last, Mr
>Whately replied: “Yup.”
>Mr Mayo said: “It’s not the end of Lewis, is it?”
>Mr Whately said any decision would depend on audience
>figures for the third series from this month. The
>series was filmed in Oxford last year.
>Scenes from the four episodes were shot around the
>city centre, including Broad Street, High Street, the
>King’s Arms pub, the Randolph Hotel and at University
>Morse author Colin Dexter said he believed the drama
>would be recommissioned.
>He said: “I don’t think there’s any possibility of it
>packing up, provided we get good scripts.
>“People enjoy the show and it’s one of ITV’s most
>popular dramas.”
>ITV spokesman Peter Mares added: “We are waiting to
>hear about new commissions for dramas.
>“At the moment there are no plans to decommission
>“We are not in pre-production in terms of having a
>crew ready to film the next series, but it’s only
>“Last year we filmed from June to November.”
>Oliver O’Dell, spokesman for Oxford city centre
>management company OX1, said the drama was “worth
>millions” to Oxford, because of the visitors it
>He said: “It maintains the profile of the city in the
>public eye and it would be very sad if there wasn’t a
>fourth series.”
>Ali Dunn, landlord of the King’s Arms pub, agreed.
>He said: “It would definitely be a shame.
>“There’s no doubt it brings a lot of tourists to the
>Anne Gallagher, of Oxford’s Tourist Information
>Centre, added: “Visitors want to follow in the
>footsteps of Morse and Lewis.
>“We offer a tour on Saturdays which is always

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