Tag Archives: Christopher Foyle

“Brookie” laughs at Foyle’s picks for the football polls, but true to form, it’s Foyle who will have the last laugh.

The random system may not be a bad approach to choosing a March Madness bracket this year.


Circles, π, Fifty Ships, and Michael Kitchen — boundless in their beauty and perfection.

Foyle's War: Fifty Ships: Michael Kitchen holding synchromesh gear

I hold it fit that we shake hands and part:
You, as your business and desire shall point you, —
For every man has business and desire,
Such as it is; – Hamlet

Foyle's War The Hide Michael Kitchen's gaze gif
Foyle's War The Hide Michael Kitchen's gaze still

Foyle gazing, as only Michael Kitchen can, at the honorable young man who may be his son.

Sentimental Saturday.

Replying to a Data Lounge query on cozy British murder mysteries, one forum member wrote:

…an interesting lesson on writing and showrunning. Foyle’s War should work outside of the premise. Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks are both good actors and their characters were interesting. Yet once WW2 was taken out of the equation, the story wasn’t interesting anymore. I think part of it was that having Weeks’ character marry put a wedge in the boss/employee relationship and the show just fell to pieces after that. Thank goodness they always kept the relationship as father/daughter. If they had Weeks have romantic feelings for Foyle, it would have ruined the entire show including the episodes already broadcast.

Windy today. The winds of change?

Poking fun at a cliché with Michael Kitchen at his deadpan best.


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Magnificent photo. So-so spelling.

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A time when murder investigations rarely involved a multitude of bullets (and victims) at the crime scene.

Saddened to learn that John Mahoney has left us. Just four years ago, he was filming his guest appearance on Foyle’s War. The one exchange he shared with Michael Kitchen in High Castle was wordless:

Seems Mr. Mahoney cherished his privacy also, turning down almost all publicity. “I would rather walk across broken glass,” he told Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune. Yet unlike MK, JM sat down for some lengthy interviews over the years and showed himself to be a wonderfully engaging, articulate man. Wish we could see that side of MK as well.

Lies, lies, and more lies. With Foyle upholding the law, Michael Turner pays the price for his treachery. Who’s holding the Trump administration and the GOP accountable to the truth? Neither entity shows much respect for the rule of law.

DCI Jane Tennison/Helen Mirren: Don’t call me “ma’am”. I’m not the bloody queen.

DCS Christopher Foyle/Michael Kitchen: Well, unfortunately, the facts appear to suggest otherwise.


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.

Foyle and Sam experience firsthand the danger posed by domestic government officials conducting shady deals with Russia.

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Like others before him who objected to Foyle’s necessary intrusion during an investigation, Bishop Wood might as well have saved his breath. Foyle shuts him down with a sharp rebuke and a hard stare.

If only members of the GOP who “have blocked, stonewalled, and rejected … basic requests to investigate, hold public hearings, and advance legislation” about Russian meddling could be made to see sense so easily.

From a Google Groups chat:

I enjoyed Foyle’s Law. I am continually irritated by many police dramas in which the detective insists on putting himself in danger by confronting villains without backup for which he only had to ask. But Foyle doesn’t have recourse to spare constables because they’ve all joined up, so he’s obliged to do all the policing himself.

One of my pet peeves, too, when protagonists enter risky situations alone for no reason other than to ramp up tension in the storytelling. I think the only time Foyle’s War resorts to such theatrics is the final confrontation with Keppler. In general, Foyle has the good sense to avoid taking unnecessary risks, which is in keeping with his prudent, methodical approach to police work.

Looking back at 2017 in the rearview mirror and agreeing with Paul Krugman that although “Donald Trump has been every bit as horrible as one might have expected”, America Is Not Yet Lost.  So… to better days — and more from Michael Kitchen — in the new year ahead despite the formidable odds.