Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby Jillybean » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:34 pm

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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby starlight » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:37 pm

Oi! Wrong topic. This belongs under "News of LESS Foyle" :rantblue:
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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby Englishfan » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:39 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

On some level, we all knew this, but this is sooooooo final.

Mr. Kitchen HAS to come back in other work. He HAS to ........ (Fact or prayer?)

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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby Jillybean » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:42 pm

Englishfan wrote:NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

On some level, we all knew this, but this is sooooooo final.

Mr. Kitchen HAS to come back in other work. He HAS to ........ (Fact or prayer?)

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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby starlight » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:46 pm

I think Foyle will be back, at the very least in a one-off, maybe set some years in the future. The character is too good to lose.

AH needs a break, is all.
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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby Englishfan » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:51 pm

starlight wrote:I think Foyle will be back, at the very least in a one-off, maybe set some years in the future. The character is too good to lose.


That would be wonderful. Do we think he'll do movies or other series besides Pern?

Jillybean wrote:John Farrow seems to be keeping him busy :biggrin:


And Mr. Kitchen seems to enjoy doing Pern! That's something!

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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby Lynnedean » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:52 pm

BookwormKate's just posted the Radio Times announcement in the Honeysuckle Weeks interview thread (QEN topic: Honeysuckle Weeks interview on YouTube) because Ms Wks speaks about saying goodbye to the series in the second half of the ITV interview. RT link: RT: Foyle's War Cancelled Again (ta, muchly, Kate).

Starlight - you surely must be preparing relevant gifs from one of the clips shown in the YT video. Even I - non-F/S shipper that I am - couldn't resist a couple of caps (in the HWks interview thread) ... :D
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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby starlight » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:57 pm

Lynnedean wrote:Starlight - you surely must be preparing relevant gifs from one of the clips shown in the YT video. Even I - non-F/S shipper that I am - couldn't resist a couple of caps (in the HWks interview thread) ... :D

I'm sure somebody will get round to it properly in the next five mins or so. In the meantime...
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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby Jillybean » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:11 pm

Sorry Lynne. Note to check forum more... :biggrin:
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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby amiga » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:45 pm

What are the odds that Mr. K will comment on the end of the greatest role of his career? Certainly a comment is called for. I'm not holding my breath though. :sad:

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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby Anglophile » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:48 pm

starlight wrote:I think Foyle will be back, at the very least in a one-off, maybe set some years in the future. The character is too good to lose.

AH needs a break, is all.


Because after all, it has been officially ended at least twice before now. :eyeroll:

But just in case, my hopes are high for a good, bittersweet last episode next Sunday - and that F/S scene is awfully encouraging! :cloud9:

amiga wrote:What are the odds that Mr. K will comment on the end of the greatest role of his career? Certainly a comment is called for. I'm not holding my breath though. :sad:

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Probably not good, but a comment is definitely called for! At least a sentence saying he'll miss it or he's enjoyed the past 14 years or something. (Of course a nice long filmed interview would be much appreciated too... :-P )
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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby Englishfan » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:27 pm

amiga wrote:What are the odds that Mr. K will comment on the end of the greatest role of his career? Certainly a comment is called for. I'm not holding my breath though. :sad:

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Anyone know the L.A. reporter who got him to do the email interview? She's our best bet for getting a sincere interview. He can think through the questions and answer them with the perfection he uses in his acting.

Actually, I'd be happy to interview him ...email or otherwise. Anyone have his personal email address?!!!!!! :rofl:

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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby Janewilts » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:22 am

There is a good interview with AH in the TV times this week. He say' s. " I think you'll be shocked by what happens and it does contain something quite surprising in Foyle's relationship with Hilda"

AH does a lovely summing up of Foyle's character at the end.
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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby Lynnedean » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:02 pm

Here's the interview with Anthony Horowitz published in the 17-23 January issue of the TV Times ...

    The enigmatic detective's creator, Anthony Horowitz, tells TV Times he shed a tear over this week's final episode, but insists it's time to go ...

    Anthony Horowitz found himself getting rather emotional as he wrote the final scenes for his most famous creation, detective-turned-spy Christopher Foyle. The hugely popular series has, of course, been on TV's death row before, when ITV took the odd decision to axe Foyle's War in 2007 despite the fact it was regularly attracting seven million viewers. But Anthony insists this time it's his decision to end the adventures of Foyle, played by Michael Kitchen, and his faithful former driver, Sam Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks). Sunday's episode really will be our last chance to see Foyle and Sam's unlikely, but undeniably winning, team in action. It's a relationship which has been at the heart of the series since it was first broadcast in 2002.

    'I think their relationship works extremely well because, at the end of the day, Sam is Foyle's confidante. She's the person who knows him best,' smiles Anthony, 59. There is a genuine friendship between them which has a nice pay-off in the last episode, which I confess brought a tear trickling down my cheek when I watched the scene, even though I wrote it. I wept a single tear because I knew that this was the end – I knew instinctively when I wrote it. I knew I'd never write another episode of Foyle and that just made me sad, too. A very big chunk of my life has gone into this show and now it's over... so another tear may appear any moment now.'

    So, why end the show? 'It's a combination of things,' he explains. 'First of all I've been writing Foyle for more than 15 years and I've written 25 two-hour films, which I think must set a world record, actually. Has any writer ever written so much for one show? And I feel that I've run out of stories - that's the main reason to stop now. We've got to 1947, we started in 1940, and we've covered pretty much the entire war, apart from one year due to the curious behaviour of ITV, which meant that we were axed and then came back again. So we never actually got to deal with 1944, but now we're in 1947 and what happens after the war is rather strange as it all becomes a bit gloomy and sad with a sense of, "What was the war all about?" In writing this series I've wanted to fight that and be cheerful and upbeat, but I'm not sure I could continue right into the early 1950s. It's just time to stop - I feel I've done enough.'

    The last story sees Foyle investigating whether there's a traitor inside the Secret Service after a failed assassination attempt on his boss, Hilda Pierce.

    'I think you'll be shocked by what happens and it does contain something quite surprising in Foyle's relationship with Hilda,' explains Anthony, who enjoyed a cameo as the man who checked Foyle's ticket when he left for the US in 2010 episode The Hide. 'I think one of the pleasures of the six episodes set post-war is that we've knitted a spy family together. We have Rupert Vansittart as Sir Alec, Tim McMullan as Valentine and Ellie Haddington as Hilda.'

    As for the star of the show, Foyle himself, Anthony says the key to understanding him is to realise that he's righteous.

    'Foyle's a maverick who refuses to obey the rules and constantly raises other people's blood pressure by doing things his own way. I think that's been true of him since the first day he stepped on to our television screens. He's always been an advocate for the truth, searching for goodness, light and honesty. We confront Foyle with moral dilemmas and he always finds the right answer.'

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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby starlight » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:04 pm

Lynnedean wrote:'I think you'll be shocked by what happens and it does contain something quite surprising in Foyle's relationship with Hilda,' explains Anthony, who enjoyed a cameo as the man who checked Foyle's ticket when he left for the US in 2010 episode The Hide. 'I think one of the pleasures of the six episodes set post-war is that we've knitted a spy family together. We have Rupert Vansittart as Sir Alec, Tim McMullan as Valentine and Ellie Haddington as Hilda.'


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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby Wolesley » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:43 pm

Well, during the filming in Liverpool we saw a photo of Horowitz in period costume, no doubt for another cameo. So...does he appear as Hilda's secret son, or something?! Is that the 'something quite surprising' in Foyle's relationship with Hilda?! :rofl: Foyle said himself, 'the Foyles are hard to resist.'

Okay, maybe I'm going a bit too far, with that idea.

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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby BookwormKate » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:48 pm

Wolesley wrote:Well, during the filming in Liverpool we saw a photo of Horowitz in period costume, no doubt for another cameo. So...does he appear as Hilda's secret son, or something?! Is that the 'something quite surprising' in Foyle's relationship with Hilda?! :rofl: Foyle said himself, 'the Foyles are hard to resist.'

Okay, maybe I'm going a bit too far, with that idea.

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:rofl: Now that would be a turn up for the books!
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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby jewell » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:53 pm

It could happen:

http://archiveofourown.org/works/1237318

Well maybe the son part is a bit of a stretch...


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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby Wolesley » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:14 pm

Maybe this subforum should be called, 'News of More Foyles.' :rofl:

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Re: Acorn confirm end of Foyle

Postby Sunshine » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:41 am

Wolesley wrote:Maybe this subforum should be called, 'News of More Foyles.' :rofl:

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