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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.

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.



Thinking, thinking, thinking, eureka!



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.”

is that your body, boy? 1970

is that your body, boy? 1970 by caitei-



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.



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.



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.)