Hello fellow Morsonians, Lewisians and Endeavourists. I hope you and your families are well physically as well as mentally.
My live stream has now reached the eighth series. Only six more episodes left before the end of the Lewis live streams.
Join me and many others at https://www.twitch.tv/morselewisendeavour
I hope to see many of you there. Bring your favourite drink and snack.
After spending 18 months watching and re watching the Lewis series for my book I still love this series and many of the episodes are some of my favourites in the Morse Universe. Many of the episodes are my ‘comfort’ episodes’ (for a list of my ‘comfort’ episodes click HERE to read my post about them).
And last but not least please think about buying my book on the Lewis TV series. It is available in paperback and a Kindle version on Amazon..
VERY IMPORTANT: For all those outside the UK you should be aware that the UK GMT has ended and we are now on BST. This means that the clocks went forward one hour.
One of my lovely subscribers Edwina, kindly told me that the in the United States Daylight Saving began on Sunday, March 8th. Here is a website for further information. https://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/usa
Hopefully the times I have below are accurate. If not, let me know.
For the USA:
8pm in the UK is 3pm in New York.
8pm in the UK is 2pm in Chicago.
8pm in the UK is Midday in California.
8pm in the UK is 11am in Alaska and
8pm in the UK is 9am in Hawaii.
For elsewhere the times are;
8pm in the UK is 9pm in Italy.
Canadian Time Zones.
8pm in the UK is 4.30pm in Newfoundland Daylight Time.
8pm in the UK is 4pm in Atlantic Daylight Time, Halifax, NS, Canada.
8pm in the UK is 2pm Central Daylight Time, Winnipeg.
8pm in the UK is 1pm in Central Standard Time, Regina.
8pm in the UK is 1pm Mountain Daylight Time, Edmonton.
8pm in the UK is Midday in Pacific Daylight Time, Vancouver.
8pm in the UK is Midday in Phoenix
8pm in the UK is 4 pm in Argentina and Chile.
If there are other time zones you think I should add please let me know.
Hope all this helps.
You don’t have to join Twitch to watch but if you do join (it’s free) it has only the minimal amount of signing up protocol to go through and this will allow you to chat to me and everybody else.
Not only can you enjoy watching the episode but you can chat (via text box) with other Lewis fans. Some people who have watched the episodes on the live stream have said that they have not only learned more about the episodes but come to appreciate episodes they had previously disliked.
Please join me and many others to watch this great episode on the social media platform, (one of the biggest in the world) TWITCH and watch the episode on a live stream. Twitch is FREE to join and FREE to watch.
For those not in the know in regard to Twitch, when I write ‘watch and chat’ the chat is via a text window so there is no actual talking over the episode.
To ‘chat’ (this means to type in the chat window that runs alongside the video) you need to register but that is all rather simple. It’s only a matter of choosing a screen name and entering your email address.
So, over the next weeks I am hoping to live stream all 33 of the Lewis episodes on Twitch. Twitch is one of the biggest social media sites in the world which allows people to live stream their various activities.
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I hope to see many of you there for a fun time at what has become known as the Sunday Club Lewis Night.
This is a subject very close to my heart, being an animal rights worker locally and nationally for over 30 years, so I may need to skip this twitch/chat video as it is possible there might be some comments on the AR movement or animals in general that I, being very passionate about it, might be tempted to answer. And I wouldn’t want to derail the purpose of the Sunday Night Lewis Club by getting into discussions not really relevant to the story.
The animal rights plotline is only touched on in the briefest way and is no more than a red herring. I can’t imagine anyone in chat making an insensitive remark in regards to animal rights or animals.
You are most likely right, Chris. Everyone I’ve come across on chats are very nice and respectful. I guess I’m jaded after all those years, well, you can imagine why.
If anybody is mean to you, Kathleen, we’ll have Lewis lock them up like an animal. Chris knows he’s quite capable of that! 🙂
LOL. thank you Albert
I mentioned on Twitch yesterday evening, my only real criticism of this excellent Lewis episode, that tackled difficult subjects in a sensitive and poignant manner. I thought there was a little bit of a sudden leap or jump, between Tom Marston being questioned at the police station, then being taken to the hospital after falling ill, that was not shown, (he had recently undergone a heart operation after all). Then, the next minute, we have to assume he somehow escaped from the hospital, stole a car, and went missing, which also wasn’t shown.
I suppose, I wondered, whether this sharp turn of events, pointed towards Marston, either pulling a fast one on the police, pretending he was unwell, which Hathaway had suspected. Or otherwise, if in fact Marston, had been ill, he recovered rather quickly at the hospital, didn’t he, to suddenly be in a good enough condition to escape from the hospital and steal a car. Perhaps I’m over analysing this issue, we didn’t know how long he was in hospital, and he may have received very good treatment. If they had broadcast a segment showing Marston, deceptively escaping from the hospital and then stealing a car, that could have brought a kind of Sweeney-lite excitement to proceedings, with a car chase. Anyway, maybe that wasn’t necessary, because as I have said, it was a superb episode. Clearly, Marston wanted to get back to the farmland and woods, he jointly owned, as soon as possible, to work out how he had been framed, and who had framed him. Unfortunately, that led to his murder. I was just curious what your thoughts were, about this matter, Chris, and I look forward to your reply, if that is possible, because I appreciate you are very busy with your university studies.
Hi James. It is possible that scenes were shot to show Marston escaping from prison etc but due to time constraints the editor and director decided the scenes weren’t necessary. It is also possible that the director decided that showing Marston attending hospital, escaping, stealing a car would slow the pace of the episode. His illness at the station could simply be down to stress of the situation and once he had his medication and been seen by a doctor and out of the stressful situation he was probably back to his old self very quickly. It is possible he was feigning illness but he couldn’t have counted on there being no police escort.
Thanks Chris, for finding the time to reply and answer my questions, that is very kind of you. You have explained the reasoning behind why those possible scenes were not included, very well, and I wholeheartedly agree with your analysis on this matter, thank you.
I also mentioned on Tuesday, that this excellent Lewis episode, portrayed a suicide dressed up as a murder, with the death of Rizwan Nooran. I thought this was an unusual occurence in the Morse universe, as I couldn’t remember many examples off the top of my head, from other episodes. There are, of course, plenty of instances of murders dressed up as suicides, but I have now recalled a couple of instances from Inspector Morse, of the former.
The classic Morse episode, “Dead on Time”, featured the assisted suicide of Henry Fallon, by his wife Susan, which was cleverly designed to frame their son-in-law for murder. Furthermore, another Morse episode springs to mind, “The Wolvercote Tongue”. The elderly lady who had brought the valuable tongue with her from the USA, to reunite it with the buckle already on display at the Ashmolean museum, suddenly died in her Randolph hotel room, and the tongue had also disappeared. Morse initially thought, it was murder in pursuance of theft. It turned out though, that the lady had a severe heart condition, and she died of a massive heart attack. However, her husband knew this, and just after she died, he decided to take the Wolvercote tongue and throw it in the River Thames, to try to gain a handsome amount of insurance money. He thus almost unintentionally, was portraying his wife had perhaps died, as a result of a burglary. He owns up to this scheme at the end of the episode. This is then, not so much a suicide dressed up as murder, but a death by natural causes, made to look like it could possibly, have been a murder.
Hi James, I’ve missed a few chat sessions as I’m still in the throes of moving🤪 and when I read this post of yours I immediately thought of Dead on Time but you beat me to the punch! In Service of All The Dead when the priest fell from the tower I initially thought that he might have been murdered (by the real Harry) and thrown off the roof to make it appear as a suicide but then of course we find out later it was suicide. And yes I think the husband wanted his wife’s death to look like murder to cover up his theft.
Hi Kathleen. Wishing you the best of luck, moving, as we all know that can be a very stressful experience.
Hi Chris. Sorry to say, I’ve had a busy day and I felt it best to give tonight’s discussion, a miss. Sorry about that. Hope to “see” you all again on Sunday.
That’s ok James. I thought you might be also watching the Snooker World Championship. Hopefully see you Sunday.
Hi Chris and thanks for the reply. You’re not far wrong! I was feeling tired, but I did also catch a bit of snooker. Anyway, that’s all for now and take care.