Foyle’s War

Sunday, 25 April 2010, 8:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV1

The Hide

The British Free Corps were bizarre collection of misfits and traitors…Englishmen fighting for the Nazis. The third and final episode, The Hide, takes a closer look at this splinter group and raises the themes of loyalty to king and country and family ties as the newly retired Foyle battles to save a young man from the executioner’s noose, in his most personal case yet.

At last the day has arrived that Foyle has been waiting for. A replacement has been chosen and Christopher Foyle can walk out of Hastings Police Station, his tenure as Detective Chief Superintendent finally over.

However, when he spots the headline in a national paper about a member of a distinguished Hastings family sentenced to hang for treason he realises that he might have one last case to explore before he starts afresh.
Foyle visits James Devereaux in his cell and what follows are a series of mysterious meetings between a damaged young man intent on self destruction and Foyle, who will not give up on him.

In another part of Hastings, Sam and Adam have battles of their own to fight: Hill House is suffocating under mounting debts and the dark shadow of the town planners whose vision of Hastings is everything that Hill House is not ��” so it has to go. Working together, they finally manage to secure the future of the guest house, when disaster strikes and a huge explosion destroys all their hard work. Will Sam and Adam find happiness amid the ruins and debris of their shared enterprise?

Meanwhile the clock is ticking as Foyle desperately searches for any evidence to clear James Devereaux’s name. What becomes apparent is that this case means more to Foyle than any that he has previously undertaken and what he discovers shatters him to the core.

The Hide stars Max Brown, Anastasia Hille, Will Keen and Andrew Scott.

Sunday, 18 April 2010, 8:00PM on ITV1

Michael Kitchen returns to star in a brand new series of ITV1’s top rating and award winning drama Foyle’s War.

The three new films see the return of Samantha Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks) and the newly promoted Detective Inspector Paul Milner (Anthony Howell).

Killing Time is the second episode of the series and explores the issue of the Black GIs stationed in Britain. They were not being used as part of the occupying forces, for fear that it would exacerbate a very sensitive situation, so were barracked in the UK until they were sent home. This episode looks at the racial tensions caused when a local girl is murdered and an Black GI comes under immediate suspicion.

The war might have ended, but Hastings is at the centre of mounting racial tensions. The white GIs are being shipped back home leaving the Black GIs on the US base, with time to kill until transport becomes available to take them home. DCS Foyle is called to a civic meeting to discuss the possibility of imposing a colour bar to protect the locals from the growing troubles, a policy he is far from happy about.

Meanwhile, Sam has become the new Assistant Manager of Hill House, a dilapidated local guest house. She is now working with kindred spirit, Adam Wainwright, whom she met in the previous episode. They are both pretty hopeless at running the guest house, but muddle through as best they can as their friendship deepens. Mandy Dean is one of the residents: disowned by her family, she is a young, vulnerable new mother going it alone because of the racial prejudices levelled against her and her mixed race baby. The father is an Black GI. Mandy’s life becomes more complicated yet when her ex-boyfriend, conscientious objector Tommy Duggan, returns home his wartime forestry duty and hopes to win her back.

When Mandy’s body is discovered on the US army base, racial tensions reach boiling point and the finger of blame is swiftly pointed at her army sweetheart, Gabe Kelly. Foyle begins to investigate but is not convinced that Gabe could be capable of such a brutal crime. It is not long before Foyle finds himself going head to head against the US army and all of its might.

Guest stars include Obi Abili, Max Brown, Nick Dunning, Nicholas Gleaves, Adam James, Charlotte Riley, Sam Spruell, John Sharian and Zoe Telford.

Sunday, 11 April 2010, 8:00PM

Michael Kitchens returns to star in a brand new series of ITV1’s top rating and award winning drama Foyle’s War. The three new films see the return of Samantha Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks) and the newly promoted Detective Inspector Paul Milner (Anthony Howell).

Episode One, The Russian House, focuses on the return of the Cossacks to Russia once the war was over. In a secret codicil, signed in March 1945, the British agreed to the forced repatriation of all émigré Russians…in the full knowledge that this would lead to their brutal executions.

It’s July 1945 and the dawning of a new era. Britain is settling into peacetime, a new Labour government is waiting in the wings and Foyle is itching to retire. Sam has found work as a housekeeper with an eminent artist, Sir Leonard Spencer-Jones and Milner is finding his feet as the new Detective Inspector in Brighton’s police force.

When Sir Leonard Spencer-Jones is found dead in his home, suspicion falls on a young Russian prisoner of war, Niko, whom Sir Leonard has taken under his wing. Niko flees the Sussex coast and heads for The Russian House, a sanctuary for Russians in London, closely followed by DCS Foyle who has been asked to track him down by the War Office. Sam, convinced of Niko’s innocence and deeply concerned about his safety, persuades Foyle to take her with him – at least she will be a friendly face if they do find him. However, when Foyle stumbles upon an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit his life is put in danger like never before.

It doesn’t take DCS Foyle long to piece together that the War Office is involved in an international cover up, in danger of putting hundreds of lives at risk. If exposed it could bring down the British government. And the secret that he discovers, the dark heart of this episode, is the cold-blooded betrayal of the Cossacks.

The Second World War is over, the Cold War is about to begin.

The Russian House stars Eleanor Bron, Christopher Good, Tom Goodman-Hill, Marcel Iures and Tim Pigott-Smith alongside Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks and Anthony Howell. Max Brown joins the cast for this seventh series as Sam’s new love interest.

 

Sunday 20 April 2008 8:00pm – 10:00pm

ITV has confirmed that following the huge popularity and success of the Foyle’s War series, early discussions have taken place with Foyle creator and writer Anthony Horowitz and Greenlit Rights about the possiblilty of keeping Foyle on our screens in the future. Laura Mackie, Director of Drama at ITV said:

“Foyle is an iconic character that viewers love, and although this current series ends on VE day, Europe would remain in turmoil for some time to come and Foyle’s life and work could continue in many different and interesting ways. We are very hopeful that we can bring him back to our screens sometime in the future”

Episode Three – All Clear
by Anthony Horowitz

May 1945
Set against the last six days of the war on the Home Front, Hastings is preparing itself for victory celebrations. For Foyle, it means retirement and hopefully the return of his son, Andrew, from the war; for Sam a new and uncertain future; for Milner a promotion at another police station down the coast and a new baby. Until the announcement, however, there’s still work to be done.

Foyle is enlisted as the police representative for the council’s Victory Day Celebrations Committee. Worried about a break down in public order, the council have collected together the great and the good of the town to see how best to manage what is anticipated as the biggest street party of all time.

Foyle is surprised to see his old friend Major John Kiefer on the committee – he’s there representing the American forces stationed in Hastings. It’s been over two years since these two friends met and Foyle recognises that his friend has been dramatically changed by his wartime experiences. For Kiefer, who just wants to go home, the end of the war can’t come soon enough. But when one of the committee members is murdered, no one is going anywhere. All the evidence points to a fellow committee member being the guilty party and, in his quest to solve his final case, Foyle must dig into one of the dirtiest secrets of the war and uncover truths the Allies would rather remain hidden.

Julian Ovenden returns to the series as Foyle’s son Andrew, the fighter pilot back from the war to win back the love of his sweetheart, Sam (played by Honeysuckle Weeks). Anthony Howell stars as injured sergeant Paul Milner.

The sixth series of the ratings winning ITV1 drama follows Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle’s battles with murder, mystery and betrayal on the south coast as England is on the brink of victory in the Second World War.

From the pen of acclaimed scriptwriter and novelist Anthony Horowitz, Foyle’s War became an instant hit on its debut in 2002. The first series won the Lew Grade Audience Award at the 2003 BATFA Television Awards, the second series was nominated for a BAFTA for best television series, and it has been sold to 26 countries around the world.

Filmed in London and the southern counties of England, All Clear, is written by Anthony Horowitz. The producer is Lars Macfarlane. The director is Tristram Powell.The executive producer is Jill Green.

The new films follow Christopher Foyle(Michael Kitchen)’s battles with murder, mystery and betrayal on the south coast as England stands on the brink of victory in the Second World War.

From the pen of acclaimed scriptwriter and novelist Anthony Horowitz, Foyle’s War became an instant hit on its debut in 2002. The first series won the Lew Grade Audience Award at the 2003 BATFA Television Awards, the second series was nominated for a BAFTA for best television series, and it has been sold to 26 countries around the world.

The three two-hour films once again star Anthony Howell as injured sergeant Paul Milner and Honeysuckle Weeks as the headstrong Sam Stewart. Julian Ovenden returns to the series as Foyle’s son Andrew, the fighter pilot back from the war to win back the love of his sweetheart Sam.

Guest stars include Phyllida Law, Jesse Birdsall, Natasha Little and Joseph Mawle.

Filmed in London and the southern counties of England, Foyle’s War is written by Anthony Horowitz and Michael Chaplin. The producer is Lars Macfarlane, the directors are Tristram Powell and Simon Langton, and executive producer is Jill Green.

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