To appreciate Foyle, is to understand the essence of timing. Where others would jump to conclusions and speak before their time, Foyle in his most English manner, takes time to contemplate, weigh and choose wisely. Far from being perfect, he would rather risk the scorn of his superiors or comments from the environment than waste a chance to identify and apprehend the culprit. Amidst the madness of war he keeps his cool, thereby generously offering a great sense of humor, humanity and common sense. The grief over the loss of his wife is - after eight years - still very present, thereby closing off avenues of personal happiness. The landscape of greater Hastings is an extra - not to be missed though. Practically each episode is a treasure, the theoretically weakest one still able to outshine any other series. Mr Kitchen couldn't have improved his acting.