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Jack’s absence doesn’t cause St. Victor’s to fall apart, but ransomware probably would. I hope all UK hospitals and other victims of today’s malicious cyber attack are able to resume normal operations soon.


Loved watching Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton show up on an elector’s doorstep as much as seeing Michael Kitchen’s Jack Turner surprise Christine at her front door – much needed cheer this holiday season and especially today with the unthinkable moving yet closer to becoming official.








Jack’s not sure what hit him as Christine barrels in and out of his office with her sudden decision. A few takes of this scene and both parties are liable to have bruised lips. Love Michael Kitchen’s bug-eyed face.






Mmmmm.




From The Times (July 6, 2002):

A & E does have the benefit of Michael Kitchen, an actor who couldn’t be dull if he tried. The part calls for him to be one of those charismatic and ruthless mavericks. Kitchen has created a character whose brain appears to be operating on fast forward, creating a weird tension between what he is saying and what he may, or may not, be thinking. It is difficult to describe, but fascinating to watch.

And from The People (July 14, 2002):

But what makes this series a surgeon’s cut above the rest is the calibre of the cast, which includes Niamh Cusack, Martin Shaw, Jane Danson and, lastly but mostly, the wonderful Michael Kitchen as Jack Turner, the arrogant and amorous clinical director of St Victor’s.





With Michael Kitchen delivering those lines while looking like that, I can’t help but wonder if any acting was required by Niamh Cusack to produce her reaction in the last frame. Sigh.


Michael Kitchen and his fellow A&E cast members line up in an awkward pose for a photo featured in the April 7, 2001 issue of Radio Times currently listed on eBay.

Jack Turner is ambitious and a ladies’ man to boot. He wants to rule the roost and is prepared to bend ears and even rules to achieve that. Kitchen, 52, is one of those ubiquitous types…

Wish he were still the ubiquitous type.



Love this flirtatious exchange between Jack and Christine with a tantalizing Mediterranean meal up for offer.






Shortchanged on Foyle and Barbara, but at least there was Jack and Christine.



Jack treads carefully after his indiscretion with Sam.



Adorable when he’s squirming. How did Jane Danson keep a straight face?


Jack Turner shrugs off heartbreak in the final closing shot of A&E.  Just a few months after this episode aired, Foyle’s War premiered.

From an interview with Niamh Cusack about her decision to leave A&E after S4 along with Martin Shaw and Michael Kitchen:

All three bow out in the final episode later this summer when Christine is forced to choose between Robert and Jack. “It’s a bit of a cliffhanger,” says the Dublin-born actress. “It was so emotional. We didn’t think it would be, but it was.


anonymous asked:

What fun I had following the trail of Jack and Christy from the puncture through to MK’s characteristic, “Fine”. Is the rest of A&E as entertaining as the snippets with MK that you have posted?

Can’t thank the writers of A&E enough for the rain scenario. If by “the rest” you are referring to only the MK scenes in A&E, my answer would be a definitive yes. As in FW, those scenes that show the playful and/or private side of MK’s character are the ones I particularly adore. I wish MK had featured more in the show, especially in cute vignettes like this one, but a hospital themed show with an ensemble cast is what it is.