Harbaugh flips the script on English reporters
Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks star in a British TV show that has caught the attention of 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. (AP)
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HERTFORDSHIRE, England – At the end of a press conference Wednesday that lasted nearly 16 minutes, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh wanted to get some answers from the assembled media.
“I have a question for you,” Harbaugh said. “Is Foyle’s War, is that coming back? Does anybody know anything about that?"
The Foyle's War, a British drama television series originally set in World War II, began in 2002 and is in its eighth season after being canceled briefly in 2007.
“I just love that show,” Harbaugh said. “I’ve watched them all. Big fan – Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks. Did I get that right?”
Harbaugh continued, “(I’ve) seen them all. I was kind of hoping there’d be a return to the show. Anybody know?”
The British sports media did not seem to know the answer, but someone told Harbaugh the “Masterpiece Mystery” series, which airs on PBS, is over.
“It’s done, done?” Harbaugh asked. “Done, done. Ah, that’s too bad. What a shame.”
Perhaps, Harbaugh should not give up hope. In a September article in Forbes, series creator Anthony Horowitz said he planned to write three more episodes that will be shot next year and aired in 2015.