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“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.

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If you prick us do we not bleed?
If you tickle us do we not laugh?
If you poison us do we not die?
And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?

The Merchant of Venice

Peter Blythe’s characters really should avoid fraternizing with Michael Kitchen’s characters. Grp Cpt. Smythe kept his distance and walked away unscathed but woe to Chris Bouch and Kenneth Lawrence.


Robert Mueller III is our real-life Foyle right now, a tenacious and tight-lipped investigator. “Mueller has moved so swiftly that it has left Trump’s team grasping for answers about how far the probe might ultimately reach.” (The Washington Post, Dec. 1, 2017)

Foyle's War: Broken Souls: Michael Kitchen: no one is above suspicion









The Collection premiering today on Amazon US.

From Decider.com:

…you’ll notice that this international show has a unique approach to accents. You’ll hear American twangs, the Queen’s English, and French lilts on this show. Tom Riley explained to us that there was a very well-thought-out method behind the accents: “In this it’s a case of the Americans in the show are Americans. They’re from America. Everyone who’s English, who’s speaking with an English accent, is French and then everyone who’s French and speaking in a French accent is from Belgium. So there is a weird logic to it.”

Good thing Michael Kitchen didn’t have to speak with a French accent. 🙂

Video clip of this scene on the PBS Masterpiece site.


There is one man whose every expression, gesture, and utterance leaves me wanting more, and then there is another whom I hope never to see or hear from again after the winner of today’s election is determined.


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Another go at this lovely, difficult-to-capture scene.


Foyle's War: Enemy Fire: gorgeous Michael Kitchen
Foyle's War: Enemy Fire: Michael Kitchen mouth shrug


Foyle's War: The Funk Hole: Michael Kitchen mouth shrug

Foyle, the master of brevity, knows when he’s said enough to bring the guilty party to his knees.

And Michael Kitchen knows how to use his incomparable mouth shrug and eyes to maximum effect.


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Foyle agrees to a last-minute request from Sam to host her Uncle Aubrey. And for his troubles…

Foyle's War: Plan of Attack: Michael Kitchen: Uncle Aubrey brings his homemade wine

To his credit, though, Uncle Aubrey brings out an unexpected laugh from Foyle:

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Foyle's War: Plan of Attack: Michael Kitchen: mouth shrug

Love how Michael Kitchen works his pockets.





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In Eagle Day Anthony Horowitz once again deftly integrated multiple plot lines, including Sam’s difficulties with her father.


Foyle's War: The White Feather: Michael Kitchen puzzled expression

Three angles. One shot. Way to move across the screen.




Foyle's War: The Funk Hole: Fowler. Not Foyle. Michael Kitchen mouth shrug

“Fowler. Not Foyle.” “A deliberate foul-up?” Foyle wonders.


fall

Foyle and the colors of fall.

Foyle's War: The German Woman: Michael Kitchen: fall colors 1
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When a mouth shrug alone isn’t sufficient. Annoying that the video is blocked on YouTube.



Sadly, no moon here either last night for all the cloud cover. Would have loved to have seen the blood moon eclipse. (Eating mooncakes is some consolation.)



The King’s political naiveté proves to be his undoing when he follows through on his ideas and attempts to undermine Urquhart.


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Sgt. Milner’s loyalty.


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Working the mouth shrug to win the jury in the opening scene of The Guilty.

Not a bad day’s work for Serena Scott Thomas (Kristin’s younger sister).


Foyle's War: Elise: Michael Kitchen: mouth shrug
Foyle's War: Elise: Michael Kitchen: squint

Michael Kitchen’s spectacular mouth shrug and squint.


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Threats have a way of bouncing off Foyle.