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Monday Motivation.





By all appearances Foyle is in an unusually forgiving mood when he’s allowed to return to the office, flashing the most genial of smiles at Collier, who thinks he’s gotten away with murder. Foyle soon dispels the illusion, his knowing smiles disappearing as he reveals the full extent of Collier’s crimes and the motivation behind them.

Foyle's War: The Funk Hole: Michael Kitchen: listening to Collier

One aspect of Foyle’s War I’ve always admired is the coherence of the culprits’ motives. No obsessive lovers or crazed lunatics killing by reason of insanity on Foyle’s patch, thank goodness.

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Give every man thy ear but few thy voice. – Hamlet


Foyle's War: The Funk Hole: Michael Kitchen: Andrew is wounded

Concern and relief.

Foyle's War: The Funk Hole: Michael Kitchen: Andrew is wounded


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Foyle's War: The Funk Hole: Michael Kitchen mouth shrug

Foyle, the master of brevity, knows when he’s said enough to bring the guilty party to his knees.

And Michael Kitchen knows how to use his incomparable mouth shrug and eyes to maximum effect.


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(Location: Menston Library, Yorkshire)

On this final day of National Library Week…

Foyle's War: Among the Few: Michael Kitchen

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: The Funk Hole: Michael Kitchen smile

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: Fowler. Not Foyle. Michael Kitchen mouth shrug

“Fowler. Not Foyle.” “A deliberate foul-up?” Foyle wonders.


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Sgt. Milner’s loyalty.


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Forgot how much I love The Funk Hole.


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Foyle asks Sam to take Andrew out to help in his convalescence.

Having managed to extract a dinner invitation from her boss in S1, Sam is on familiar enough terms with him by S2 that she can now joke about him asking her out.

bkwormkate said:

This was the first episode I ever saw. Have been shipping them ever since. Love this scene!




Just finished reading Hostage, which takes as its premise the continued courtship of Andrew and Sam 6 months after this tender kiss.  The author does a superb job of incorporating all four main characters of Foyle’s War into her wonderfully written thrill ride of a story. Thanks for sending me the link, abjectadmirer.


Foyle's War: The Funk Hole: Michael Kitchen: angry Foyle
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Collier’s baseless accusations and Rose’s incompetence infuriate Foyle.

Foyle's War: The Funk Hole: Michael Kitchen: anguished eyes

But as Michael Kitchen’s anguished eyes indicate, Foyle takes little pleasure in eventually arresting a man driven to extreme measures by a life-shattering event.


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Michael Kitchen blinking his incomparable eyes.

Foyle's War: Eagle Day: Michael Kitchen: half blink

His half blink is enough to cause one to cave as well.


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O, what men dare do! – Much Ado About Nothing

Foyle’s famous tree climbing stunt.  That would have been a sight to see!


(^v^) Clearly, Michael Kitchen possesses extra facial muscles.



A casually dressed Foyle appears at the door of his home during his forced leave of absence for the trumped-up charge of “seditious behavior in an air raid shelter”.  Loyal Sgt. Milner has stopped by to pass on some confidential documents that may help his boss.


An invitation to tea out of the blue. Andrew is suspicious.

Neverthless, Sam manages to convince him to go…

…only to have things turn sour when Andrew sees through the ruse.

He treats Sam with little respect,

just as in their first meeting.

Only because your dad cares about your well-being, Andrew.

Ouch. The pig/prig.

All the while, Sam tries to defend Foyle’s actions.

Technically no Foyle/MK here, but he is the subject of the conversation.

I’m glad Andrew redeems himself in the eyes of Sam by the end of the episode.


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Having churlishly and thoughtlessly dismissed Sam, Andrew is on the receiving end of a harsh scolding from Foyle, who’s not in the best of moods after having been suspended from duty on a false charge of sedition. Openly angry Foyle is a sight to behold.