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Caught on a Train: Michael Kitchen: Peggy Ashcroft: Frankfurt stop 1Caught on a Train: Michael Kitchen: Peggy Ashcroft: Frankfurt stop 2
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Having failed to receive service in their train’s dining car, Frau Messner and Peter go in search of a meal in Frankfurt.

Since mine own doors refuse to entertain me,
I’ll knock elsewhere, to see if they’ll disdain me.
The Comedy of Errors

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No time like the vernal equinox to watch all the characters in Alibi spring into action!





Greg tries to stop Marcey from revealing all, but he’s foiled by Danny. Why does Danny have Greg’s car key, though?











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


Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: playing with children 1Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: playing with children 2
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Faraday and his wife sadly could not have children of their own, but unlike the fictional childless marriages depicted in several of Michael Kitchen’s other films, the Faradays remained devoted to each other and made the best of their situation by often hosting their nieces and nephews. What fun to see Michael Kitchen playing a man with such an affinity for kids.

Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: playing with children 7

Sarah Faraday was played by Ann Penfold, who was Anne opposite MK’s Branwell. Same time period depicted, but thank goodness the long, bushy sideburns fashionable then were toned down for Michael Kitchen’s Faraday.


Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: eureka moment 1Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: eureka moment 2
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Thinking, thinking, thinking, eureka!

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Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: alternating current 1Faraday's Dream: Michael Kitchen: alternating current 2
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Alternating current!


Michael Kitchen running on screen over the years.

Good to know that “An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life“.


Michael Kitchen in short shorts. He has the best form of the three, imho.

Is That Your Body, Boy?, Michael Kitchen’s television debut, has been added to the BBC Store to mark its celebration of Andrew Davies. Available to UK residents only. 😦

According to a cast member who posted on IMDB, the play was shot “in a school which was in session most of the time so lots of distractions.”



Pivoting aside, Foyle is a man of restrained physicality, but on occasion Michael Kitchen does get to take on the role of action hero in the show. Not since Caught on a Train have I seen MK sprint as hard as he does in Eagle Day.

Cute how he removes his hat while he and Sam flee from the assassin.



Country Matters: The Four Beauties: Michael Kitchen: Jan Francis: the dare 1Country Matters: The Four Beauties: Michael Kitchen: Jan Francis: the dare 2
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Still limping from Sophie’s earlier abuse, Henry is nevertheless taken in by her feminine wiles and agrees against his better judgement to pick a rose for her. I hope that dog was well trained. If it’s anything like the massive Great Dane I encountered recently, the slobber alone is a scary prospect.

Funny how the tables are turned two decades later:


Doomsday Gun: Michael Kitchen: preparing gun demonstration 1Doomsday Gun: Michael Kitchen: preparing gun demonstration 2
Doomsday Gun: Michael Kitchen: preparing gun demonstration 3Doomsday Gun: Michael Kitchen: preparing gun demonstration 4

In Doomsday Gun (1993), Michael Kitchen plays Chris Cowley, a munitions engineer who helps his boss, Gerald Bull, design the biggest gun ever built.  The contractual buyer of the gun, however, is Saddam Hussein, an inherently dangerous association that eventually makes Cowley rethink his involvement in the project.


The Bunker: Michael Kitchen: headshot 1The Bunker: Michael Kitchen: headshot 2
The Bunker: Michael Kitchen: playing with kids

Michael Kitchen has spent much of his career playing villains, so it’s no surprise that he’s played a few Nazis.  In The Bunker (1981) Sgt. Rochus Misch is a loyal devotee and servant of Hitler, yet he doesn’t seem half as bad as some of the nasty characters MK would later bring to life. 

(MK’s Nazis seem to have a soft spot for kids.)
Pied Piper: Michael Kitchen: Diessen's niece