LEWIS: Behind the Scenes Photos from the Lewis Episodes, The Soul of Genius & Your Sudden Death Question & Ramblin’ Boy.

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Hello fellow Lewisians and welcome to a new post.

As always a big thank you to Ken Coombs for the wonderful behind the scenes photographs.

Today’s post is behind the scenes photographs from the Lewis episodes, The Soul of Genius. (Series 6, Episode 1) and Your Sudden Death Question (Series 4 Episode 3) and last but not least, The Ramblin’ Boy.

I hope you enjoy and if you do leave a like at the end of the post. Thank you.

Let’s start with The Soul of Genius.

Chenies Manor, Chenies, Buckinghamshire.

Exterior Oxford Botanical Gardens.

Exterior Oxford Botanical Gardens.

Exterior Oxford Botanical Gardens.

Exterior Oxford Botanical Gardens.

St Mary’s Church, Paddington, London W2.

Next we have scenes from Your Sudden Death Question.

Cherwell Boathouse

Merton College.

Oakwells Manor, Maidenhead

Merton College with Kevin Whately and Ken Coombs on the left.

Next up we have scenes from the Ramblin’ Boy.

Clare Holman (Laura Hobson) keeping warm between scenes.

Setting up a scene where they find Neil Strickley’s body.

The crew setting up a shot. Kevin is to the left of the camera on the bridge. Clare Holman’s blonde head can just be seen to the left of Kevin.

The crew setting up a shot with Kevin and Clare.

Pauline with Paul Bond The Director of Photography Richard Manton Head of Sound Dept. Mixer outside house.

Laura keeps warm while Kevin rescues the girl. The girl is probably a stand in.

Setting up the shot.

Kevin getting ready to be a hero.

Shot of Kevin with Chris Burt Producer and Caroline Parry Jones Line Producer on the last day of series 7.

Setting up a shot in Broad Street, Oxford.

 

That’s all for now. I hope you all enjoyed it.

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. 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. A busy time ahead made even busier by my writing a book on the TV series, Lewis.

3 thoughts

  1. Thanks Chris I’m writing from distant Australia, in this year of the plague 2020, writing this review in the afterglow of rewatching Rambling Boy episode on DVD.
    I think that the Rambling Boy episode must be one of the high points of the entire Lewis project, on so many levels – reflecting Lewis’ emotional health recovering, the next step of Lewis and the delightful Hobson, warmth of Innocent, reflections on the lifelong pain of losing a baby, the life-changing benefits of reaching out for and accepting help – all this and 2 murders and 2 attempted murders.
    Rambling Boy has no particular literary allusions, but I think the number of character and emotional arcs in the episode more than makes up for it. Last 10 minutes or so is powerpacked (the academic sitting on the bench with her bag of welcome and pregnancy gifts, the wonderful scene in the pub with Lewis Hobson innocent and Hathaway, DC Gray giving life lessons to the young ones, and the closing walk together) 4 or 5 times.
    The screenplay was by Lucy Gannon, her one and only Lewis episode. She and the storyline are not from the traditional Inspector Morse canon, but the emotional and story arcs are enormously attractive. like the wonderful opera experience of shared song. So I believe that the emotional arcs cover more than adequately.
    A pat on the back to colour grading on Lewis esp in series 3 on (I guess due to the influence of the Masterpiece American coproducers?). The warm colour temperature, giving every scene the golden light that we photographers love to capture, improallves the emotional temperature of the entire series. The older Inspector Morse episodes with the daylight/colder/more natural? colour temperature) play as cooler/grimmer.
    I do think that the later series of Lewis, when the producers and the concept and the performers were in the groove like Miles, are the most satisfying from my perspective.

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