Inside Foyle’s War

(Rochester, NY) – One of the most highly acclaimed and popular programs on PBS returns with Inside Foyle’s War, a behind-the-scenes special airing Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Hosted by Len Cariou, this special features interviews with creator and writer Anthony Horowitz (“Poirot,” “Midsomer Murders,” the “Alex Rider” book series), executive producer Jill Green, director Stuart Orm, historians, and co-stars Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell and Daniel Weyman.

Combining uncompromising historical accuracy with compelling, character-driven murder mysteries, this award-winning British series has won worldwide critical acclaim and undying viewer loyalty since its premiere more than ten years ago. Offering a unique glimpse into a significant time and place, “Foyle’s War” stars Michael Kitchen as DCS Christopher Foyle, a laconic World War I veteran who serves as detective chief superintendent in the English town of Hastings. As World War II rages, Foyle investigates crimes on the home front, exposing the ravages of war on his once quiet coastal community. After the war, Foyle joins the intelligence community as the Cold War begins. “Foyle’s War” guest stars include Julian Ovenden as Foyle’s son, as well as Robert Hardy, Charles Dance, Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher), David Tennant (Doctor Who) and James McAvoy (X-Men First Class).

Inside Foyle’s War features a recap and favorite moments of the first six seasons, the creation of the series, the decision to set it during World War II, the extensive research that goes into each episode, the casting of Michael Kitchen as DCS Foyle, the casting and progression of Sam Stewart played by Honeysuckle Weeks, as well as exciting secrets from Foyle’s natural transition to the Cold War and intelligence gathering in the new episodes, along with much more.

Pictured: Michael Kitchen as Foyle
Credit: © Eleventh Hour Films / Acorn Media.

 



 


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