September 27, 2009

WE'RE GONNA NEED MORE FOYLE:

Smarts and Stiff Upper Lip in Times of War and Murder (MIKE HALE, 9/27/09, NY Times)

AMERICAN television has its share of taciturn policemen, but none quite like Christopher Foyle, the top cop in Hastings, England, who enforces the civilian laws while World War II rages not many miles away in France. As portrayed by the marvelous actor Michael Kitchen in the British series “Foyle’s War,” he is sometimes so reserved — not eerily quiet or threateningly quiet, just quiet — that he actually appears to be thinking, something few American telecops are likely to be accused of.

Mr. Kitchen has played the modest but prickly Foyle through 19 episodes, shown on ITV in Britain beginning in 2002 and repeated on PBS. The entire run has now been collected in a five-DVD box, “Foyle’s War: From Dunkirk to VE Day” (Acorn, $149.99), which comes out this week. [...]

[I]TV later commissioned three more, which were shot this year, will be shown in 2010 and will take Foyle to V-J Day.


I realize it's crazy, but I refuse to watch the last episode of such shows--still haven't seen the last Morse, Frost, etc. Now I can watch that 19th Foyle with more coming....



Posted by Orrin Judd at September 27, 2009 7:08 AM
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