Monday, August 25, 2008



Folye’s War has been one of my favorite traditional mystery series in recent years to come out of Britain. Created by Anthony Horowitz – who also created the fantastic teen spy, Alex Rider – Foyles War was a thinking person’s mystery with deep characters and a wonderful feel for its setting – wartime England.

The final series of Foyle’s War has recently concluded here in America (where it was broadcast on local PBS stations) with the characters celebrating VE Day. Now comes word, however, of plans for a post-war revival of the series under the title Foyle’s Peace.

Britain’s The Mail on Sunday has all the info in an article on their website:

In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, star of the show Honeysuckle Weeks reveals that Foyle’s War has given way to a new series entitled Foyle’s Peace.

Honeysuckle, who plays driver Samantha (Sam) Stewart to Michael Kitchen’s Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle, said: ‘I have the contracts so they’ve got quite far with it and, although I haven’t seen scripts, the idea is that it’ll be set after the Second World War.

Viewers were very attached to the prim, proper and ferociously loyal Sam, with 7.3million tuning in for the final episode in April in the hope that the stolidly single driver might seal her on-off romance with Foyle’s son, Andrew, played by Julian Ovenden.

Foyle’s War was created in 2001 by author Anthony Horowitz and commissioned by ITV1 to fill the void following the end of long-running detective series Inspector Morse.

Set in Hastings, it ran to 19 episodes and featured Foyle’s attempts to catch criminals taking advantage of wartime confusion.

Details of the new show have yet to be finalised, but Michael Kitchen is expected to reprise his role and Foyle’s peacetime exploits are likely to feature Sam more prominently.


1 comment:

The King Of Cool said...

I did always enjoy Foyle's War. I'll be intrigued to see if this new show will be as good or not. I hope so.