Tag Archives: Christopher Foyle
Just read Anthony Horowitz’s Foyle’s War “mystery” published in the Daily Mail. Saddens me to think of Foyle as a frail, old man in pain. 😦 I had been hoping for a story set shortly after Sam has her baby.
Brighton Rock is put aside for a sip of Glenlivet with Dad.
And its smallest-ever gift, $7 to the Boy Scouts in 1989, appeared to pay for his son's annual Boy Scout dues.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) December 18, 2018
On a day like today, one can’t help but draw parallels with War Games.
To counter the blackness of our current predicament — a burst of brilliant color from Australia’s 7TWO.
Didn’t know there was a second volume to the government climate report released last November. It gives whole new meaning to Black Friday:
Actually, I’m not convinced Trump can read above a third-grade level, while key members of his administration are determined to keep their heads deeply buried in the sand as they wage war against science and the environment.
When Doctor Who and Remembrance meet, a piece of magic transfixes the listener, cast back into the battlefields of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
BabelColour 🎞 (@StuartHumphryes) November 10, 2018
Positive reviews for Michael Kitchen’s fly fishing technique on flyfishingforum.com:
Several times in “Foyle’s War” Foyle is shown fishing, in coat and tie (or vest and tie), and hippers. The actor, Michael Kitchen, looks like he might have at least a nodding acquaintance with the rod. The stream doesn’t look like much, but we know how that goes. I have to say, I like the coat and tie part of it. It’s such a good show I am inclined to overlook any lack of technique. – patrick62
Just started watching Foyle’s War yesterday. Was pleased to see the fishing moments. The guy can actually pretty much cast the cane rod he’s using. – gt05254
@thistallawkgirl This is just so we can stress eat in peace while we worry about tomorrow’s election outcomes.—
Kailee Zan (@ZanKa008) November 05, 2018
Well, since I missed the one in June…
With temptations on offer, two friendships take off.
A rather interesting take from the datalounge.com forum:
Please tell me that someone else picked up the homo undertones between Foyle and the American Captain? In the same episode American GIs are ranting about missing their girls and seducing all the local girls, Sam gets an American boyfriend and Foyle gets picked up by this Manly American Captain going on about his ‘rod’ and inviting Foyle to get drunk with him. The subtext was dripping. You can’t tell me the writers weren’t giggling about that one.
Used my extra hour with the end of daylight savings to finish watching the acclaimed BBC mini-series, State of Play, in which Michael Kitchen and James McAvoy would have played father and son had MK accepted the role of the newspaper editor that Paul Abbott wrote for him. So every time Bill Nighy appeared as Cameron Foster, I tried imagining MK acting the part. While I’m ever so glad MK chose Alibi over State of Play, it’s a shame he couldn’t do both, considering State of Play is hailed as one of the best TV dramas of all time and garnered a BAFTA for Nighy in 2004. (A very good year for BN, who also won a 2004 film BAFTA for Love, Actually.)
National Sandwich Day
World Singing Day
During this scene from War Games, the cast sang John Bunyan’s “To Be a Pilgrim”. Commenting under this video of the hymn, an observant Foyle’s War viewer noted:
…they had the whole cast singing the word fly instead of flee except I think they forgot to tell Michael Kitchen because the camera was on him in close-up when that line was being sung and you see his mouth form the word flee when the whole rest of the singers are singing the word fly. I guess he just sang it the way he learned it and nobody edited it out or reshot it.
He does seem to be the only one not singing from a hymnal.
Outspoken women are well represented in this episode.
Now I see why Barbara Hicks’s bra stood out.
Just finished listening to Michael Kitchen’s outstanding narration of Shylock Is My Name. Now referring back to the source material for Howard Jacobson’s novel by viewing Shakespeare Uncovered and Trevor Nunn’s National Theatre production of The Merchant of Venice with future Foyle’s War guest stars, Henry Goodman, in an Olivier Award winning performance as Shylock, and Mark Umbers as Solanio. (Since we were denied the scenes showing Foyle catching up with Howard Paige, watching the destruction of Goodman’s Shylock could be the next best thing, although unlike Shylock, Paige wouldn’t be deserving of any sympathy.)
The inspiration for him really came from the spotlights and searchlights from the war. I always thought Foyle was a seeker after truth – somebody who was effectively someone very decent and civilized and genteel. And so the character was always going to be very grounded. – Anthony Horowitz
In the same interview at the Marrakech Biennale in February 2012 AH also talks of Michael Kitchen’s reluctance to ask questions like a typical TV detective (a major collaborative effort according to MK), and he mentions a couple of interesting factoids that I hadn’t known:
- He very much regretted having Foyle admit he could drive at the end of All Clear because when it came to rebooting the show, it was difficult to find something else for Sam to do.
- With his physics degree from Oxford, Andrew was to have a role in the first episode of FW S8 involving atomic spying in London.
How much better The Eternity Ring would have been with Andrew in it, but unfortunately, Julian Ovenden presumably chose Smash over Foyle’s War.
Republican interest in actually learning what did or didn’t happen to Dr Ford resembles their interest in climate-c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) September 28, 2018
The legitimacy of the U.S. Supreme Court is at stake.