LEWIS: Behind the scene photos from the Lewis episode, EXPIATION.

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well. I’m not too bad. I’ve received my mother’s ashes so I now have to organise a time when I, my brother and my kids can set my plan in motion for the interment of mum’s ashes.

I have been in contact with Ken Coombs who was Kevin Whately’s stand in during the Lewis series.

Here are six photo’s from the Expiation episode, series one, episode, three.

Here is what Ken wrote about the photos.

I am sending you some photos from the first episode of Lewis I worked on , “Expiation ”

“The photos from The Pitt River Museum are from the climax of the film. The interiors up to the narrow stairs of the tower were filmed in Oxford. The interior room with the children and the reverse was done at a studio in West London with Green Screen. The shots of Oxford are where Lewis & Hathaway walk back to the police station after the first meeting with La Plassiter in his rooms. The final photo is of Dorney Court, Windsor which was used for the interior shots of La Plassiter’s rooms.”

Enjoy. All photographs are the copyright of Ken Coombs.

 

Thank you Ken for giving us a glimpse behind the scenes. Ken has said that the next behind the scenes photos will be from the episode, And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea.

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Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

4 thoughts

  1. Excellent photos. I have just watched Expiation again and I noticed that at one point early on Lewis remarks to Hathaway that “Morse rated La Plassiter” and I was wracking my brain to remember if there was an episode of Morse in which La Plassiter actually appeared or whether this was just added to allow for a mention of Morse. Any thoughts?

    1. Hi Paul. The character of Le Passiter was never mentioned in the Morse series. As you wrote it was simply a throw away line about Lewis’s time with Morse.

  2. This is ironic, or perhaps the better word is coincidental. My mother and I, watched this very good Lewis episode last night. We had seen it once before, about three or four years ago. Anyway, thank you for displaying these lovely photos from the episode, with the help of Kevin Whately’s stand in.

  3. Thanks Chris and Ken for sharing, great to get some inside information and looking forward for the next set of photo’s of my favourite episode!

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