ITV’s award winning period drama Foyle’s War returns for a sixth series next month when it finds Foyle (Michael Kitchen) at home writing his memoirs, having resigned as Detective Chief Superintendent at Hastings Police.
No longer needed as a police driver, Sam (Honeysuckle Weeks) has had to find a new job too. But she remains loyal to Foyle, typing his memoirs in her spare time, with mixed results.
It�s April 1944 and something big is about to happen. Everyone on the South Coast can just feel it. Troops and Forces vehicles are on the move in vast quantities, the Allies have stepped up their bombing campaign over Germany and it would seem the end of the war is in sight.
Milner (Anthony Howell)� has cracked a large fraud case involving false transportation claims for journeys that were never made but which cost the War Office thousands of pounds. The perpetrator, Burton, is a well-connected man and warns Milner to watch out � Burton�s got friends who wouldn�t be pleased to see him in jail.
Near Hastings a church conference is taking place. Amongst the topics being discussed are the question of forgiveness and reconciliation being offered to the Germans after the war and the morality of Allied aerial bombardment of German cities. It�s a subject that invokes passions on all sides and somehow seems connected to a young RAF man�s untimely death.
DCS Meredith is the new man in charge at Hastings Police station. Fed up with the new boss, Milner has applied for a transfer. But when someone fires shots outside Hastings police station and Meredith is killed, Foyle has no choice but to return to his old job and piece together the facts
The guest stars include Phyllida Law, Jesse Birdsall, Natasha Little, Joseph Mawle, Nicholas Day, Elizabeth McKechnie, Martin Hutson, Malcolm Sinclair, Fiona Glascott, Philip Fox and Vince Leigh.
Sunday 6 January 2008 9:00pm, ITV1