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“A donation, perhaps? One of the refugee funds?”

“Yes, sir. Good idea.”

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The uncertain glory of an April day. – The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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(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


Monday Motivation.





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.

Foyle's War: The Funk Hole: Michael Kitchen: listening to Collier

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.


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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's War: The Hide: Michael Kitchen's gaze gif
Foyle's War: The Hide: Michael Kitchen's gaze still

Foyle gazing, as only Michael Kitchen can, at the honorable young man who may be his son.


Foyle's War: The White Feather: Michael Kitchen: Honeysuckle Weeks: Foyle and Sam walking to church



Sentimental Saturday.

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.


On the 78th anniversary of Gone with the Wind



(Location: St Mary’s Church, Braughing, Hertfordshire, UK)

I wonder if the green color was chosen as an intentional reference to Scarlett O’Hara.


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Color and mood befitting this Saturday spent in the warmth of SoCal.








Speaking of making the switch…


Foyle's War: All Clear: Michael Kitchen: Bye
Foyle's War: All Clear: Michael Kitchen: Anything else?
Foyle's War: All Clear: Michael Kitchen: What's going on?
Foyle's War: All Clear: Michael Kitchen: smile

Random moments of beauty from All Clear.


Foyle's War: Broken Souls: Michael Kitchen smile

June 7, 2014: I miss the lighter side of Foyle.

December 3, 2017: I miss the lighter side of being an American citizen.


Robert Hardy as Henry Beaumont in The German Woman

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But that has nothing to do with Greta. Nobody in their right mind could possibly imagine… What I’m trying to say is that if anybody has a grudge against Greta, they- they simply don’t know her. Greta never had any time for Hitler or the Nazis or…

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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.


Latest study finds that several cups of coffee
each day is good for one’s health.

The Russia House: Michael Kitchen drinking coffee

Foyle's War: High Castle: Michael Kitchen drinking coffee


The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen drinking coffee
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The letter Annie Lennox received reminds me of Michael Kitchen’s infamous coffee shop encounter that was so amusingly recounted by Honeysuckle Weeks for the Daily Mail:


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The silent exchange between Foyle and Andrew speaks volumes about the closeness of their relationship.

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“Dad. It’s good to see you.”

Exceedingly good to see Michael Kitchen play Dad to Julian Ovenden’s Andrew Foyle.





New appreciation for High Castle after watching the episode a second time in its entirety since it premiered.


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Much of France has something else to celebrate today.


In recognition of International Women’s Day…

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The Women’s Land Army hostel offers Sam, Foyle, and Milner a bed for the night and a hearty meal. That tall glass of fresh milk Foyle’s enjoying would have been a treat in wartime England, but today I don’t think there’d be many takers for milk with dinner.






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Sam and Sgt. Brooke talk turkey with Foyle.

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Leave it to Foyle to work out a satisfactory arrangement.


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From her first encounter with Foyle Barbara Hicks wastes no opportunity to denigrate men.  If anyone can change her opinion, it’s Foyle.







More swiveling from Foyle while in interrogation mode.