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I've been watching the new series of "Inspector Lewis" on PBS (and again, what a wonderful thing satellite television is! Once upon a time I could only yearn to watch British television here), and every time I do, I begin to long for Oxford.

I spent roughly two days in Oxford three years ago, and I think I fell in love. Every time I see something I recognize on film, I get all gooey and excited: "Ooh, yes, I remember that!" I even swear that in one episode, Lewis and Hathaway had lunch at the Turf Tavern, where we did, though I haven't been able to confirm that. One episode was set a great deal in and around the Botanical Gardens, which made me sigh and smile, because I adored the Gardens and could have happily spent even longer there than we did.

At the same time, things will drive me a bit crazy. The most recent episode ended with Lewis and Hathaway sitting in a pub garden (I think--they were definitely having a beer), and then the camera panned around for a shot of the Radcliffe Camera... and I'm absolutely certain that such a shot couldn't have come from where Lewis and Hathaway were supposedly sitting. I've looked at a map, I've checked my guidebook, and I can't find anywhere that might possibly possess that view. I suppose that's television for you, though.

But I do find myself dreaming of those dreaming spires, and sighing with longing each time there's a short of the city's skyline...

Date: 2012-07-17 04:28 pm (UTC)
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A common thing to happen in TV. Used to drive me batty watching shows set in San Francisco.

Oh you just parked right out front of that shop did you? Didn't have to circle the neighborhood for 20 minutes looking for a spot? Yeah right. Also... you're gonna wear that sleeveless top? In a city that is perpetually foggy and cold? Right, okay...

Such shows are aimed at people who have never been there.

Date: 2012-07-19 04:46 pm (UTC)
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It's geographically wrong, but very pretty. And it's fun trying to work out where they are all the time. I wish Steve had got a job there instead of Southampton :-P

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