British detective drama Foyle’s War will make its return to Australian screens next month with a brand new series.
The ITV production, which had its season seven premiere in the UK earlier this month, will screen the new three-part series on ABC1 from May 9.
The series will premiere at 8:30pm with the first episode ‘The Russian House’.
In this new series of Foyle’s 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.