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Foyle's War: All Clear: Michael Kitchen: Honeysuckle Weeks: VE Day 1Foyle's War: All Clear: Michael Kitchen: Honeysuckle Weeks: VE Day 2
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Foyle and Sam listen to Churchill’s announcement of Germany’s surrender.

Watched Darkest Hour on the flight home and felt like watching this FW scene as a bookend to the film.

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Foyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: Honeysuckle Weeks: Emily Blunt: busy bees 1Foyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: Honeysuckle Weeks: Emily Blunt: busy bees 2
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Full merrily the humble-bee doth sing,
Till he hath lost his honey and his sting;
And being once subdued in armed tail,
Sweet honey and sweet notes together fail.
Troilus and Cressida

In her first credited role, Emily Blunt got to act opposite Michael Kitchen and wear a nifty beekeeper’s outfit. Amazing that the real experts in beekeeping require little in the way of protective wear, even when dealing with a swarm of 40,000 bees.


Foyle's War: War Games: Michael Kitchen: riding in car with Devlin
Foyle's War: The Eternity Ring: Michael Kitchen: riding in car with Hilda

The questionable professional ethics of Foyle’s ride companions are on his mind while they zip through the pastoral surroundings of Hastings in War Games and the austere streets of London in The Eternity Ring. Professional ethics certainly don’t concern Trump and his appointees as they daily violate with little repercussion the rules and laws governing their offices.


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

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









Evasive responses to be followed later by resignation from his post.

An all too familiar story out of Washington these days, the latest involving “one of these PR types”.


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Grieving for the EPA and the planet. ****


Foyle's War: Fifty Ships: Michael Kitchen examining bullet

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


Legend has it that tea was discovered when tree leaves blew into the cup of just boiled water that the Chinese emperor, Shennong, was drinking — about as serendipitous as Foyle knocking over a bag of tea into a basin of water!

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Clever use of tea to service the plot with the added bonus of Foyle shown in a moment of carelessness. Nothing careless, though, about Michael Kitchen’s smooth, articulate motions throughout this scene.


Foyle's War: Elise: Michael Kitchen: Emma Fielding: visiting Joyce Corrigan 1
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Foyle's War: Elise: Michael Kitchen: Emma Fielding: visiting Joyce Corrigan 4
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Foyle pays another visit to Joyce Corrigan to deliver bad news about her son.

Enjoyed watching Emma Fielding last night playing a considerably larger part, Miss Galindo, a character as outspoken and right-minded as Foyle.


Latest study finds that several cups of coffee
each day is good for one’s health.

The Russia House: Michael Kitchen drinking coffee

Foyle's War: High Castle: Michael Kitchen drinking coffee


The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen drinking coffee
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: drinking coffee 1The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: drinking coffee 2
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The letter Annie Lennox received reminds me of Michael Kitchen’s infamous coffee shop encounter that was so amusingly recounted by Honeysuckle Weeks for the Daily Mail:


Foyle's War: The German Woman: Michael Kitchen: Julian Ovenden: Andrew's announcement 1
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The silent exchange between Foyle and Andrew speaks volumes about the closeness of their relationship.

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“Dad. It’s good to see you.”

Exceedingly good to see Michael Kitchen play Dad to Julian Ovenden’s Andrew Foyle.


As I tackle the weeds in my yard today…

According to a blurb in The Times (Jan. 29, 1994), in preparation for the filming of Dandelion Dead 2000 dandelions were gathered from the Gloucestershire countryside and “reared, out of season, with more care than most prize orchids receive…” Each stem was kept either in a fridge or under artificial light. Seems few of those dandelions made it on screen, as far as I can tell. The producers of Doctor Zhivago certainly got more bang for the buck from the 4000+ daffodils that they ordered.

A specimen from my weedpatch of a lawn:

Wish I had a garden like this, complete with adorable actor picking a rose:



I wonder if filming this scene brought back 20-year-old memories for Michael Kitchen.

Closest thing to a rose in my yard.


Faraday’s nieces were lucky to live with an uncle who
valued their education, rare for girls at that time. Here Michael Kitchen endearingly captures the delight Faraday takes in demonstrating to his young, in-house audience
the generation of electricity from a battery.

Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating battery 1

Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating battery 2Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: demonstrating battery 3

And later he unveils to them his groundbreaking electric motor based on electromagnetic rotation:

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The open dish of mercury, though. Yikes. Faraday’s regular exposure to mercury while conducting experiments could be why he suffered from headaches and memory loss later in life.






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Oliver Twist: Michael Kitchen: Keira Knightley: Schubert duet 1
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Oliver Twist: Michael Kitchen: Annette Crosbie: Schubert duet

Celebrating Franz Schubert’s birthday today with these scenes from Oliver Twist in which Mr. Brownlow demonstrates his change of heart toward Rose’s suitor, Dr. Losberne, with the help of Schubert’s Fantasie in F Minor, D.940.

Watched E4 of Victoria last night and thought of Brownlow’s words throughout Victoria and Albert’s duet. 🙂


Foyle's War: The White Feather: Michael Kitchen: Andrew's letter
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Foyle's War: They Fought in the Fields: Michael Kitchen: Barbara's letter
Foyle's War: Casualties of War: Michael Kitchen: goddaughter's letter 1Foyle's War: The White Feather: Michael Kitchen: goddaughter's letter 2
Oliver Twist: Michael Kitchen: reading letter
The Hanging Gale: Michael Kitchen: reading letter
The Misanthrope: Michael Kitchen: reading letter
Mrs Dalloway: Michael Kitchen: reading letter

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Falling: Michael Kitchen: writing letter

National Letter Writing Day


The Advocates: Michael Kitchen: rubbing face 1The Advocates: Michael Kitchen: rubbing face 2


Reckless: The Sequel: Michael Kitchen: Francesca Annis: closure 1Reckless: The Sequel: Michael Kitchen: Francesca Annis: closure 2
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Closure.

Even Anna finally melts and dissolves into tears while listening to Richard’s soul-baring monologue delivered with such pathos by Michael Kitchen.


Foyle's War: Among the Few: Michael Kitchen: reading diary 1
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