Returning: Foyle’s War

It’s been a long time coming, but a new series of UK drama Foyle’s War is finally returning to ABC1.

The series will be fastracked to ABC after premiering in the UK last week.

The series, set in the period from June to August of 1945, contains 3 episodes: The Russian House, Killing Time, The Hide.

They are the first new episodes to have been produced since 2008.

In this new series of Foyles War it is July 1945 and while VE Day has been celebrated in Britain, the war continues elsewhere in the world. The immediate aftermath of war was not a time of jubilation and optimism, as had been expected. The country was exhausted and poverty-stricken, families torn apart and rations tighter than ever before. Like everyone else, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) needs to feel his way in this new world as he faces some of his toughest challenges and gripping plots to date. Keen to retire, but bound to his old job by the steep rise in violent crime that has swept the country, Foyle is thrust into the dangerous worlds of international conspiracy and execution, military racism and national betrayal.

Honeysuckle Weeks returns as Samantha Stewart, previously Foyle’s driver. Now that peace has been declared she dabbles in various jobs until she meets a brilliant mathematician called Adam, played by Max Brown, who has recently taken over a Hastings guest house and is desperately in need of help. Meanwhile Anthony Howell reprises his role as D.S. Milner, who has been promoted and is now working for Brighton police force.

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 airs from 8:30pm Sunday May 9th.

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