first series saw Danny Kavanagh (John Simm), an unemployed man from
Liverpool, move to Cumbria to work in a hotel.
becomes tangled in the rivalries of the community and, when four
girls die in a boating accident, the blame is laid with him. The
Hikers’ Bar in Ullswater Hotel became part of the fictional hotel
Lakes was often controversial. The plot of the second series included
violence, betrayal and a Roman Catholic priest's relationship with
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please put me and my mother out of our misery. What was the song
sung by Paul Copley on the shoreline when waiting fot the divers
to recover the bodies of the girls drown in the lake? It was an
old song and I am sure my grandmother used to sing it. Our sanity
is at stake.
enjoyed this series. It was a must watch every week.
you could provide me with details of the name and the writer or
the text of the poem that was used in the episode about the funeral
for the two little girls who drowned.
I'm from Canada, and I got hooked on The Lakes when it came on late
night TV on the CBC, I have been trying for years to find out about
it; do you know if there is any way I can get it on DVD; I would
like to see the rest and this is the first reference I've found
on the show....
Maggie Currie - Ottawa,
Would it please be possible for you to tell me the
actual name of the hotel where the film was set?
wanted to say that the BBC-dramaserie "The Lakes" is probably
THE best one I've ever witnessed. The actors are awesome, the scenery
is breathtaking, the soundtrack includes many of UK's top-act pop/rockbands
at that time and Jimmy McGoverns manuscript blows me away! There
are not "easy" topics that are dealt with but hey, life
isn't always that simple, right?
of mine got me the complete series on DVD when he visited London
and UK last spring. And now, after watching it a second time, I
must say...this is first class television, a marriage made in heaven!
Do not hesitate to make a third season if possible.
Hjortfors - Stockholm, Sweden
just bought the complete series 1 and 2 and I'm loving watching
it all again. It's even better the second time round.
By the way, the title music was by Cast. (And theres a lot of it
throughout the episodes too.)
Josie Parker - UK
love The Lakes, wish there were more of the same. The cast is great,
love the chef, Lucy and Danny. We are watching it on BBC Canada
from Sudbury, Ontario.
The scenery is beautiful, I would love to visit.
Joan - Ontario, Canada
wanted to say how much I am enjoying The Lakes. Fantastic stuff
by the BBC and reminds me why the British take the Gold medal when
making drama TV series. Thank goodness for BBC Canada so I can still
watch such talented writing and acting! Cheers.
Sandie - Ottawa, Canada
for your reply and help. I checked the results from your searches
and the band who did the title track was Cast. Thanks again.
Keith, doing an internet search, I found many songs with these lyrics.
It could be Ben
Religion. I'm pretty sure it's not Christina
Agilera. Is it M-People?
Or is it John
Foxx? Or Donna
Summer? Or D-Note?
At a stretch it might be Henry
Click the links to read the lyrics - the BBC is not responsible
for the content of external websites.
money's on Cast or Ben Harper.
Suzanne - BBC Cumbria
thought The Lakes series was absolutely brilliant and one thing
that I have been trying to trace is what I remember to be the title
I can remember it having the words "walk away, walk away, walk away"
in the chorus. Can you let me know the title and artist of the track
please, I have tried searching but no luck. Thanks
problem! It seems the Ullswater Hotel changed its name a couple
of years ago to "The Inn on the Lake". Their website is:
- all details are on the site, but check when you phone that it
is the place you're looking for.
Sooze - BBC Cumbria
have been trying to find the hotel used in the BBC drama series
The Lakes, I would love to take my wife there on a long weekend
as she loved the programme. Can you help, I thought it was the
Ullswater Hotel in Glenridding but I can't find it listed anywhere.
Please can you help?
C N - UK
Lakes is the best series ever shown on television. I've seen it
on BBC, Belgian Television and last winter for the third time on
Dutch Television. Hope to see more of such series in the future.
Jeanine - Antwerp
- like "Paul from Ambleside" - am from the Lake District. I also
lived there when Jimmy McGovern (who wrote the series) lived and
worked in Grasmere.
Having lived there all my life and unlike Paul (yes the area is
small enough to know people by their first name and opinions) I
am aware of all the incidents in the series occurring, even the
deaths and affairs. They are based on real life.
And yes the high level of itinerate Scouse and Geordie workers in
catering are low paid, often involved in crime but they add to the
culture and diversity on offer to those who live in the Lake District.
I would love to see another series, and yes, most people from the
Lakes, would agree (especially my family involved in catering) as
it is a great advert for the area and helps give all the locals
Jake - Grasmere
think there are six episodes in each series. There were only two
series made. Click here
to read a series summary.
Sooze - BBC Cumbria webteam
you tell me how many episodes did you make of The Lakes Part 1 and
Part 2? Is there a Part 3? I'm watching it on local CBC-TV in Vancouver.
Thanks. Ron - Vancouver, Canada
from Canada. They've only aired one episode of The Lakes
here. I'm totally hooked. From what I've seen, the show is eerie,
like a British version of David Lynch's Twin Peaks. I love
what I've seen so far.
Heather - Calgary
The CBC is currently broadcasting The Lakes.
I saw the first episode last night. From it's frequent references
to past events and from what I am a reading about the series on
your website, I think this must be the beginning of the 2nd series.
The episode begins with the teacher murdering his wife after arguing
about her infidelity and then having the unexpected visit by a local
PC. It's caught my interest.
How many episodes are there in the 2nd series? I've visited the
Lake District a number of years ago with my mother. We drove south
from Carlisle and passed through Penrith so we must certainly have
seen Ullswater. I remember picnicing on the shores of Lake Windermere and
visiting Wordsworth's house. Everything seemed so quite and peaceful.
Had we only known...
David - North Vancouver, British Columbia
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Suzanne - BBC Cumbria
was an enjoyable show but I don't think it was anywhere near realistic
but I guess that does not matter too much. What I usually dislike
about dramas set in real locations is the inaccuracies that anyone
who is familiar with the place will spot straight away.
There were a few in The Lakes - a couple I remember
are firstly a National Express coach running to Glenridding and
Patterdale because they don't really and a character that lives
in Glenridding choosing to get off at Patterdale instead. Yes I
know most faults are minor like I have mentioned but they are faults
that can be avoided and they make the show look amateurish.
Mark - Stockton
really love to see The Lakes repeated on TV. I loved
the series, looked forward to each new episode, is there any chance
of it being repeated? I would rate it alongside the series Teachers
running at the moment.
Adam C - UK
there ever a third series of The Lakes made? If so,
will it be seen in Australia?
Mary Keith - Australia
Lakes aired on Australian TV last year or the one before.
Even my Aussie wife liked the show - people from other parts of
the world can see a special part of our country which they wouldn't
normally see! (Due to thinking that London is it!) OK the show was
over dramatized but that's showbiz. You have to have Wow power to
keep audiences coming back etc.
Steve Dickinson - Gold Coast Australia
in Cumbria is nothing like The Lakes. It's given our
county a bad reputation.
Paul - Ambleside
set in Cumbria and it's not about sheep! Thank goodness a TV drama
showed the UK that life here can be just as harsh and scandalous
as in a city.
Steve - Brampton
carries a girl's body from the lake.
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