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These two.

Stolen in 1955, Famous ‘Inverted Jenny’ Stamp Resurfaces

Once again, a person of interest hit and killed by a car leaving his set of keys for the taking. This time Foyle lifts the keys, but Sam still finds a way to be useful.

When S7 ended, Foyle was all smiles after his replacement in the police force finally arrived, allowing him to resign and pursue other interests, including a trip to America to carry out his vow to bring Howard Paige to justice.  In 2010 Anthony Horowitz said that he very much hoped the next installment of the show could be shot in America to follow the Paige storyline.  That would have been awesome in more ways than one (MK on American soil!), but unfortunately, budget limitations precluded filming in the US.

Hoping for a book from AH someday…

With this frigid February drawing to a close, I’m hoping soon to be doing a lot less of this:

Any French literate Foyle’s War fans interested in contributing to S9?


Merde! Je m’y postule tout-de-suite! 

Nah. Seriously, this is a job for a French native-speaker. Althouuuuugh why should I be so fussy on their behalf? BIG BONE to pick with Series 8 over the sequence of spoken Polish between Hoffmann and Tomasz in The Eternity Ring.  A few of us on QE were wondering what was said, since the subtitles were sorely lackin’

Turns out one bloke was speaking semi-gobbledygook.  We fetched in two Poles and the best they could make out was:

Voice 1 (Accent is dire, cannot make it out): Situation
Voice 2 (Polish): Thank you for helping

Haha, I do recall that discussion on QE and being once again amazed by the details viewers notice in the show.

Michael Kitchen conveys Foyle’s deep distrust, apprehension, and irritation in a myriad of ways while being briefed against his will by MI5.  His expressive face, silver hair, dark suit, and red tie set against the lamplit red walls of the room all come together for a scene of sublime beauty.

anonymous said:

It’s amazing that almost all the FW fans have the same sense of what is really important in the episode!And we have you to offer us the deleted scenes!Thanks again.

Well, at least based on the small sample size opining on the MK forum and this blog…  The editors of the US FW obviously had different ideas, and who knows, their views could be representative of the FW fan base at large.  Many viewers may not care much whether these scenes are included, but for those who do, I’m glad to be able to share them.

abjectadmirer said:

Those who do not care may as well watch Midsomer Murders. I invite them to clear orf out of the Foyle fandom forthwith.

Agreed.  But from all the comments and reviews I’ve read on S8, I just get the feeling that most viewers have been sold on the new setting and atmosphere of the show and don’t particularly miss the lack of humor and fun Foyle/Sam interaction.

abjectadmirer said:

Well, the first cut scene didn’t have any Sam in it. But it did have Foyle. To my mind, in a series called “Foyle’s War” you don’t cut Foyle. You cut everything else first. It’s a no-brainer.

One would think.  That first scene not only had Foyle but his dry wit as well, so the cut is doubly egregious.