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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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Michael Kitchen and Richard Coyle in The Collection: The Scent. Filmed on a cold, wet day in Paris by the looks of it. MK’s even wearing gloves. I’m still trying to get used to that hat.









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


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.





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


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.




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).



Michael Kitchen’s spectacular mouth shrug and squint.







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





Threats have a way of bouncing off Foyle.


From a review of Foyle’s War S8 on Bostonherald.com:

As for the incomparable Kitchen, he has this wonderful tick where his mouth shrugs, not his shoulders. It’s Foyle’s answer to all sorts of observations and accusations and it’s probably the only “eccentricity” this detective will allow himself to exhibit. 




Michael Kitchen joined the cast of A&E for the show’s last two series in 2001-02 playing Jack Turner, a charismatic if somewhat cocky orthopedic surgeon who becomes involved in hospital politics and romance.

I like the way the Daily Mail describes the new addition to the cast:

Returning stars Martin Shaw and Niamh Cusack are joined by smouldering new consultant – and love interest – Michael Kitchen…

steviecat123 said: It is like watching a facial ballet. Mesmerising :))




Another MK character up to no good with a big rifle. The dire situation brings out quite the display of facial contortions.




In a rare moment of weakness, Foyle can’t pass up the chance to try out Captain Keiffer’s state-of-the-art fishing pole.  It’s not often that Foyle allows others to get their way with him.

thenthersthat said:

Loved these scenes. I need some Foyle slash fiction stat. Yeah,  I said it. Something that involves lots of good American bourbon, a jazz club in NYC and post-war discussion of trauma, regrets, apologies and  good solid “reconciliation.” 


Henry Kent preparing to be a very good neighbor to Daisy Redfern.





anonymous said:

I noticed in the recent set of gifs you put up, that Foyle’s wife was 30 when she died in 1932, was she not his son’s mother then, as he seems too old to have been? Was she his second wife? Is this explained at any point on the programme? Thanks if you can help! Love your blog. 🙂

Hi Anonymous,

Rosalind was Foyle’s only wife and Andrew’s mother, but you’re right that she seems too young. Foyle’s War fans including myself have delved into the age discrepancies within the Foyle family and have come to the conclusion that the writers of the show goofed — Anthony Horowitz has even admitted as much. First of all, Andrew’s exact age is unclear, since in the first episode, which takes place in the summer of 1940, Foyle says he has a 23-year-old son, but then in Among the Few from S2, which takes place in the fall of 1940, Foyle notes that Andrew is only 22.  If we assume that Foyle had a momentary lapse (as hard as that is to believe) and that Andrew is 22 in 1940, then he would have been born in 1918, which would imply that Rosalind was no older than 15 when she married Foyle before the end of WWI. The writers probably did not intend for Foyle to have a child bride! Foyle would have been around 24 at the time of his wedding, since he enlisted at the start of WWI and was 21-22 at the time, according to a conversation in Bad Blood:

Lastly, when Rosalind died at age 29, Andrew should have been around 13, not 8 as he tells Sam in The Funk Hole.

This was probably much more detail than you wanted, but I hope it helps with your confusion.  Thank you for visiting my blog.  I’m happy to know you enjoy it.