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Michael Kitchen’s pained expression here almost makes me feel sorry for Roman as he eavesdrops on Anna and hears what she really thinks of him.  Later, he spitefully repeats her words back to her.

Roman’s behavior is supposed to be that of a man unhinged, yet here we are now with a POTUS who just like Roman makes women’s flesh creep and viciously lashes out at those who speak the truth about him. Unbelievable to see lying and bullying on a par with Henry Kent coming from the POTUS.




(Spot-on commentary from LB in praise of MK’s brilliance.)




Two of these actors are currently appearing in the blockbuster film I saw today. Sadly, Michael Kitchen isn’t one of them.

Wonder Woman is seriously good entertainment.




Were those working in the fashion industry in post-war Paris really so foul-mouthed?






More swiveling from Foyle while in interrogation mode.






Foyle pivots and tilts through his first encounter with Barbara Hicks.


The oily would-be politician Martin Longmate tries to justify lying about his military exemption, but Foyle will have none of it.  I love Foyle’s one-liners and Michael Kitchen’s delivery of them. He’s just as impressive in the final confrontations with the culprits – here even adding a little shimmy before condemning Longmate to his fate.


(Just watched Mark Bazeley in an episode of Death in Paradise after having recently spotted him in The Queen, Home Fires, and Second Sight. Suddenly he seems to be everywhere on my TV screen.)



Communicating with Milner via knee dip again after Dr. Campbell’s unwelcome intrusion.






Foyle presents a cold shoulder when Edith visits him seeking comfort and reassurance.

(Thanks for suggesting I rewatch, V.)





Wonder who slapped harder, Judi or Francesca? I like how his characters react with the same words in both scenes.



Simon Day and company have begun filming the third series of Brian Pern and were back at Wembley Arena last week. Maybe someone will be nice enough to post some behind-the-scenes photos like this one from S2 posted by the prop company that supplied the Triffid plant. In a recent interview Day and Rhys Thomas discussed how they managed to obtain permission to film at Wembley and how they came by John Farrow’s yacht in A Life in Rock:

Rhys: It’s a cheap programme in a sense, because it’s in a recording studio or talking heads, so that keeps the costs down… but then you prioritise the bits you want to spend your money on. For example, we got a boat…

Simon: Where did you get that boat?

Rhys: Michael Kitchen knew someone. The idea was that his character, John Farrow, is quite wealthy. He’s sort of based loosely on Queen’s manager who lives in Switzerland and is a multi-millionaire. We needed a way to show his wealth. In Episode 3 Brian basically loses all his money in a tax scheme, and it’s quite nice to see Brian losing everything and then his manager in a Sunseeker. He just knew someone at a boat yard and a woman there said ‘oh, yeah, use one of our boats…’!


If I owned a luxury yacht (£12,000 a week to hire), I’d jump at the chance to loan one to Michael Kitchen, too.







William hits on Philippa, but his pivot and pick-up lines fall flat with her.






With another Oscar-winning actress…

In Mrs. Dalloway (1997), Michael Kitchen plays the romantic Peter Walsh, who returns from India and visits the woman who broke his heart three decades earlier.