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On the 78th anniversary of Gone with the Wind



(Location: St Mary’s Church, Braughing, Hertfordshire, UK)

I wonder if the green color was chosen as an intentional reference to Scarlett O’Hara.

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Foyle's War: They Fought in the Fields: Michael Kitchen closeup

Palate cleansing with a bit of Foyle after another news cycle filled with the latest revelations of gross sexual misconduct by men abusing their power. ****






In recognition of International Women’s Day…


The Women’s Land Army hostel offers Sam, Foyle, and Milner a bed for the night and a hearty meal. That tall glass of fresh milk Foyle’s enjoying would have been a treat in wartime England, but today I don’t think there’d be many takers for milk with dinner.






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From her first encounter with Foyle Barbara Hicks wastes no opportunity to denigrate men.  If anyone can change her opinion, it’s Foyle.


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Foyle gradually gets around to telling Tom the truth behind his mother’s disappearance.







More swiveling from Foyle while in interrogation mode.


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Turn! Turn! Turn!






Foyle pivots and tilts through his first encounter with Barbara Hicks.



Outspoken women are well represented in this episode.


Foyle's War: They Fought in the Fields: Michael Kitchen closeup


Michael Kitchen makes even the most mundane dialogue interesting to watch.

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A Times critic put it another way (Nov. 29, 2003):

“…Michael Kitchen — an actor capable of making even the most banal dialogue sound as if Chekhov had written it.”


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Foyle inquires after Barbara Hicks.




steviecat123 said:

If I thought Dr. Jack Turner was working in our orthopaedic theatres I would be going back to work on Monday skipping and jumping, with a song in my heart and volunteering for theatre duty :))

Yes, J, seeing these eyes across the operating table would make returning from vacation a lot easier.  Oh well, hope you have a good work week just the same.

pdx144 said:

If I thought Jack Turner was working in our orthopedic surgery, I’d break my own bones.

Thanks for keeping me in stitches, steviecat123 and pdx144.


Lovely, smiley, dimpled, crinkly, blue eyed DCS Foyle :)) . – steviecat123

Unfortunately, we can’t really see the blue eyes here, though.

In my mind’s eye I saw them, honest 😉 – steviecat123

Oh, I don’t doubt it.  I can well imagine them myself.


Foyle's War: They Fought in the Fields: Michael Kitchen: Stella Gonet: ginger beer
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I don’t think Foyle had reason to crack a smile even once in the final episode of FWS8 last night.  It was grim through and through, and had me yearning for relatively sunny scenes like this of a more content Foyle who isn’t entirely disillusioned by his line of work.


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Revisiting this beautifully acted scene full of tenderness, pain, and compassion.  In his usual thoughtful manner, Foyle doesn’t rush to comfort Barbara Hicks, but takes a moment to deliberate first before silently offering her his shoulder to cry on.



Hmmm, since my enthusiasm for the The Four Beauties doesn’t seem to be matched by most, I’ll give it a break and post instead on my favorite partners in crime fighting — looking down, looking up, and looking at the boss’s tongue? I wish all three could be together as a team again in Series 8.