What better way to introduce the character of DCS Christopher Foyle than with closeup after closeup of Michael Kitchen’s gorgeously disgruntled face, that of a resolute man seething at having his request for a transfer to the War Office denied yet again.
There is one man whose every expression, gesture, and utterance leaves me wanting more, and then there is another whom I hope never to see or hear from again after the winner of today’s election is determined.
Frying fish indoors. I hope Foyle’s kitchen has good ventilation.
Michael Kitchen and Edward Fox — on-screen adversaries in Foyle’s War, off-screen residents of Dorset and patrons of Poole Hospital Cancer Treatment Trust.
On this final day of National Library Week…
From the Glencoe Public Library blog:
There is a bit of wall in a staff area of the library where librarians for a time posted pictures of their favorite actors. One by one, the handsome men were replaced by beloved dogs, past and present. Eventually, only one man’s picture remained among the pooches. That actor? Michael Kitchen. Interpret this as you will, but it does seem to speak to the appeal of the distinguished Mr. Kitchen.
Another librarian commented on the blog, Read Roger :
…a little while back, I displayed the whole stack of [Foyle’s War] DVDs on the circulation desk. The sign just had an arrow pointing to Michael Kitchen with a note that said, “My new boyfriend.”
You wouldn’t believe the number of patrons who came in and got all gushy.
From a review by tendays komyathy posted on swapadvd.com:
“My name is Foyle. I’m a police officer.” No badge is shown or papers presented while so introducing himself. Such would be superfluous though as Kitchen’s Foyle, in mannerisms, demeanor, as well as the way his carries himself, makes it rather apparent that he is in law enforcement.
A goof noted on IMDB:
Ray calls his late girlfriend Terry. Throughout the rest of the episode and in the titles, she is called Tracey. Michael Kitchen picks up on the mistake, and refers to Tracey as Terry too.
Interesting that the error wasn’t noted at the time of filming and the scene reshot, given the emphasis MK places on “Terry”.
Foyle and the colors of fall.