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Foyle’s curse?

We looked forward to the start of the new ‘season’ of Foyle’s War on Sunday. And the beginning was fine, and we enjoyed ourselves. But at the halfway point the signal disappeared and there was no more for us to watch.

After some frantic investigating we determined it wasn’t our fault. There simply was no signal, but it seems it might have been localised enough that ITV/STV had no interest in being decent about it.

Daughter and I switched to more bingeing on Downton Abbey instead, refusing to let this get us down. But it slowly came back to me, that we have experienced this with Foyle before. In Sweden. Half a programme went missing then, too. Is the man cursed?

We thought we’d watch it on ITV-player. That didn’t work. Eventually we were informed by the younger generation that we needed STV-player, and after too many commercials, we eventually watched, 24 hours later. I say watched, but after ten minutes it broke.

After more faffing about I felt I didn’t have enough interest in Foyle’s pursuits to warrant trying any longer. But the Resident IT Consultant wanted to watch until the bitter end, so we repaired to his desk, where we watched on the computer.

It was OK, -ish. But I’m not sure if I can be bothered next Sunday.

Holiday Foyle

It’s funny how you tend to watch different things on television when you’re on holiday. And I don’t mean because you are somewhere else and different things are offered. Is there anywhere that doesn’t give you Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War?

It’s been a long time since I gave up on Midsomer Murders in Britain, but almost caught the ‘Swedish’ episode last night. I didn’t, simply because it was after Allsång på Skansen, and I wanted a break. This evening I gave Foyle’s War a go, as we really needed to watch something – anything – after a whole day of rain and cold. I’ve not seen that for a while, either. Mostly due to conflicting programming.

With my luck, the Resident IT Consultant had already seen this episode, The Eternity Ring, the first in season eight. It was enjoyable enough. But I wish that TV4 here believed in breaks for commercials. They simply cut in the middle of whatever is happening and give you up to ten minutes of the most inane advertising. (Come back ITV; all is forgiven!)

I like Miss Pierce, and I love Sam. She reminds me of someone, and after ten years, I am still wondering who it might be.

Foyle's War

The new ‘series’ looks promising. It’s not in Hastings, which is a shame. And it is hardly a series. Three episodes might, at a pinch, qualify as a mini-series. On the other hand, three episodes can be fitted into a holiday. And I might be spared another viewing of The Party on video, now we’ve ascertained the video player does work.

So it’s all good.