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Brighton Rock is put aside for a sip of Glenlivet with Dad.
On this day 16 years ago Foyle’s War premiered.
Journalist Ian Wylie wrote at the time:
You were supposed to see it exactly a year ago – but TV bosses were so impressed with the pilot episode, they decided to make some more.
Foyle’s War is a new drama series starring Michael Kitchen as a wartime detective fighting his own battle against murder, mystery and betrayal.
It’s the result of ITV1’s search for new detective ideas. More than 200 were submitted, but only three made it as far as having pilot episodes filmed.
Executives liked Foyle’s War so much that they cancelled the scheduled screening of the pilot last October and ordered three more two-hour films, set in Hastings and on the south coast.
That pilot – The German Woman – will finally be screened on Sunday amid hopes that Foyle can become as big a hit as Morse and Frost. Having taken his leave of Manchester’s A&E, Michael thinks this new TV detective has great potential.
“I was attached to quite a few projects when Foyle first came to me in its early drafts as The War Detective. Even then, it was very high quality, always going to be a strong contender and no great surprise when it was green lit.”
“I was attached to quite a few projects…” — Sigh. Those were the days, when MK was an “attached” actor.
Outspoken women are well represented in this episode.
Now I see why Barbara Hicks’s bra stood out.
Michael Kitchen’s impossibly adorable peekaboo smile – helping me get through this impossibly awful day.
Catherine Scott (@Janemair9) October 05, 2018
“A donation, perhaps? One of the refugee funds?”
“Yes, sir. Good idea.”
The uncertain glory of an April day. – The Two Gentlemen of Verona
(Location: St. James Garden/Cemetery, Liverpool, UK, April 2014)
Really couldn’t have asked for a better final scene between Foyle and Sam. Almost as good as their first scene together.
…an ending that is genuinely tender and touching and moving – in a thoroughly buttoned-up, British, 1940s kind of way, of course. “I’d really like it if you’d be the godfather,” Sam tells Foyle (she’s PWP, pregnant without permission). “Honoured.” “Thank you.” “Pleasure.” And a kiss, the first and last. – The Guardian
By all appearances Foyle is in an unusually forgiving mood when he’s allowed to return to the office, flashing the most genial of smiles at Collier, who thinks he’s gotten away with murder. Foyle soon dispels the illusion, his knowing smiles disappearing as he reveals the full extent of Collier’s crimes and the motivation behind them.
One aspect of Foyle’s War I’ve always admired is the coherence of the culprits’ motives. No obsessive lovers or crazed lunatics killing by reason of insanity on Foyle’s patch, thank goodness.
I hold it fit that we shake hands and part:
You, as your business and desire shall point you, —
For every man has business and desire,
Such as it is; – Hamlet
Foyle gazing, as only Michael Kitchen can, at the honorable young man who may be his son.
Just watched the final episode of Foyle for 2010 (but not necessarily the end). Michael Kitchen is rather brilliant. It's those eyes...—
Anthony Horowitz (@AnthonyHorowitz) July 26, 2009
Replying to a Data Lounge query on cozy British murder mysteries, one forum member wrote:
…an interesting lesson on writing and showrunning. Foyle’s War should work outside of the premise. Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks are both good actors and their characters were interesting. Yet once WW2 was taken out of the equation, the story wasn’t interesting anymore. I think part of it was that having Weeks’ character marry put a wedge in the boss/employee relationship and the show just fell to pieces after that. Thank goodness they always kept the relationship as father/daughter. If they had Weeks have romantic feelings for Foyle, it would have ruined the entire show including the episodes already broadcast.
The winds of change?
When your children act like leaders and your leaders act like children, you know change is coming.—
Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) February 19, 2018
On the 78th anniversary of Gone with the Wind…
(Location: St Mary’s Church, Braughing, Hertfordshire, UK)
A parachute instead of curtains. I wonder if the green color was chosen as an intentional reference to Scarlett O’Hara.
Color and mood befitting this Saturday spent in the warmth of SoCal.
Speaking of making the switch…
BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) August 23, 2017
Random moments of beauty from All Clear.
June 7, 2014: I miss the lighter side of Foyle.
December 3, 2017: I miss the lighter side of being an American citizen.
I want to skip to the end of the Trump movie where it fades out and captions tell us how long they each got in prison.—
Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) November 01, 2017
Robert Hardy as Henry Beaumont in The German Woman
Henry Beaumont’s lying, and Foyle knows it.
Commemorating the passing of yet another one of the distinguished actors who guest starred opposite Michael Kitchen on Foyle’s War.
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The silent exchange between Foyle and Andrew speaks volumes about the closeness of their relationship.
“Dad. It’s good to see you.”
Exceedingly good to see Michael Kitchen play Dad to Julian Ovenden’s Andrew Foyle.