Peggy Ashcroft and Michael Kitchen, in addition to appearing together in Caught on a Train, were in a radio play by Harold Pinter called Family Voices the following year. This time they were playing mother and son.
The hardest part for fans of sweet Mr Briggs: his realisation that Mrs Arbuthnot is not, as he had thought, a widow.
My apologies for not living up to the DAILY of the name. No diminishment of enchantment… just discouraging frustrations as I try to get my computers to accept PAL discs and try to overcome writer’s block on fics. Oh, well—you are right. No good excuse!
This scene in Enchanted April is important not only because George here meets Caroline for the first time, but also because Michael Kitchen does such beautifully naturalistic acting in it, continuing the subtle mannerisms of his character. I’ve always been particularly impressed by his manner as he tells a bit of family lore upon request; George isn’t a great storyteller, MK shows us, and yet the simple little tale is fulfilling as he relates it between chewing his picnic food and sweetly, unconsciously charming the ladies.
Sam’ father has come to collect her and take her home for good, but he is about to help Milner solve a case, thereby coming into a greater understanding of what Sam enjoys about her work. He also sees for himself during the visit what upstanding people she works with. Sam’s distress at leaving her job is mitigated somewhat when DCS Foyle tells her father firmly, “Well, you can’t have her yet, sir—she’s needed!” And they’re off…
Sorry, my dears. I know I haven’t exactly lived up to the Daily of the title. No good excuse—just excellent procrastination, as usual. More soon. For now, enjoy a nape. Don’t know why I find this man’s so irresistible, but I do!
IT’S THURSDAY! ‘Feel a tad sheepish admiring the man’s physique in the midst of a scary dramatic situation, but fangirls will out…
Sparring Scholars: When William Hatchard and Philippa Jameson (Michael Kitchen and Diana Hardcastle, seated) meet at Cambridge, it’s dislike at first sight — which doesn’t ultimately prevent their falling in love and having a long if highly competitive marriage as they vie for academic prestige in “Love Song.” Noted international film and stage star Constance Cummings and Maurice Denham play the contentiously loving couple in their later years (From a 1985 Mobil Masterpiece Theatre press release). I’ve never liked mustaches, but I believe the appearance of the younger couple in this photo represents them in middle age. When they’re younger, we get clean-shaven MK. Kinda like Out of Africa, from around the same time. : )