Give every man thy ear but few thy voice. – Hamlet
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.
(Location: Menston Library, Yorkshire)
On this final day of National Library Week…
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.
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.
“Fowler. Not Foyle.” “A deliberate foul-up?” Foyle wonders.
Collier’s baseless accusations and Rose’s incompetence infuriate Foyle.
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.
Michael Kitchen blinking his incomparable eyes.
His half blink is enough to cause one to cave as well.
（＾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.