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Foyle’s directions to Sam for protecting herself against a bomb blast are considerably more useful than the tips disseminated by the U.S. government ten years later:

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Catching up on S5 of Suits and surprised to find a Foyle’s War alum has joined the cast. Who can forget Christina Cole as Violet, Andrew’s fresh conquest who belatedly comes to realize that she has divulged details of her love life to none other than her presumed fiance’s father? Love Michael Kitchen’s reaction in frame 4.

I had a scene with Michael when he interrogates me… Michael gave me lots of tips on the language and he was fantastic to work with.  – Christina Cole (Violet); FW press pack


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(Location: Menston Library, Yorkshire)

On this final day of National Library Week…

Foyle's War: The German Woman: Michael Kitchen: Foyle looks up at Andrew

From the Glencoe Public Library blog:

There is a bit of wall in a staff area of the library where librarians for a time posted pictures of their favorite actors. One by one, the handsome men were replaced by beloved dogs, past and present. Eventually, only one man’s picture remained among the pooches. That actor? Michael Kitchen. Interpret this as you will, but it does seem to speak to the appeal of the distinguished Mr. Kitchen.

Foyle's War: Among the Few: Michael Kitchen

Another librarian commented on the blog, Read Roger :

…a little while back, I displayed the whole stack of [Foyle’s War] DVDs on the circulation desk. The sign just had an arrow pointing to Michael Kitchen with a note that said, “My new boyfriend.”

You wouldn’t believe the number of patrons who came in and got all gushy.

Foyle's War: The Funk Hole: Michael Kitchen: polite smile


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Some coatless sauntering by Michael Kitchen from Series 2 of Foyle’s War. With Sam working undercover at Bexhill fuel depot, Foyle and Milner are forced to make do with a senior driver when they pay Frank Gannon a visit.

Foyle's War: Among the Few: Michael Kitchen: The sergeant is a terrible driver.


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Undaunted by her first humiliating attempt at undercover work, Sam sees another opportunity and seizes it.

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Foyle's War: Among the Few: Michael Kitchen: expressive closeup


Foyle's War: Among the Few: Michael Kitchen: closeup


Foyle's War: Among the Few: Michael Kitchen smile
Foyle's War: Among the Few: Michael Kitchen: Honeysuckle Weeks: Don't do anything daft.

I love it when he pulls these funny faces, made all the more precious because they are quite rare. And in Series 8 probably as rare as hen’s teeth. – steviecat

Compared to his demeanor in S8, Foyle is positively a barrel of laughs in the first seven series.


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Foyle listens as Sam updates him on her findings while working undercover at the fuel depot where supply discrepancies have been reported.


Thirty some years after Beasts, Michael Kitchen’s tongue still punctuates his unique style of acting.


Foyle's War: Among the Few: Michael Kitchen: checkpoint smile

Dapper with a smile.


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After Connie Dewar is found dead, Foyle and Andrew take a stroll that’s about to become unpleasantly confrontational as Foyle must investigate his own son’s involvement in the case.  I love how even when relations are strained between the two, they still hold such a binding father-son rapport.  It really is a shame that Andrew has essentially been written out of the show, leaving a hole in the narrative with regard to Foyle’s life outside of his work – the compelling vignettes that reveal the more vulnerable side of Foyle’s character.


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Sam’s humorous asides about her MTC training.






Foyle is the epitome of decency and open-mindedness, although perhaps a bit too progressive for his time and profession.

From the defunct televisionwithoutpity forum:

I was looking up the actor that played Rex and it turns out he was named “the most beautiful man in the western world” by London’s Evening Standard. How funny is that? Heh. He was quite dreamy though. Actually made me stop looking at Julian Ovenden. Frequently. – oakgal


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After watching his best friend’s plane go down, Andrew turns to his dad for comfort.


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It’s not easy having an implacably moral Detective Chief Superintendent as your father when you’re trying to hide your philandering.