The end of World War Two finally arrives in ITV1’s acclaimed Foyle’s War series as Foyle (Michael Kitchen) looks set to solve his last batch of mysteries.
This sixth – and possibly final – series opens with a story set against the last six days of the war on the Home Front.
Hastings is preparing itself for victory celebrations and for Foyle it means retirement and hopefully the return of his son, Andrew (Julian Ovenden), from the war. For Sam (played by Honeysuckle Weeks) a new and uncertain future lays ahead and for Milner (Anthony Howell) the future offers a promotion at another police station down the coast and a new baby. Until that is the announcement there’s still work to be done.
Foyle is enlisted as the police representative for the council�s Victory Day Celebrations Committee. Worried about a break down in public order, the council have collected together the great and the good of the town to see how best to manage what is anticipated as the biggest street party of all time.
Foyle is surprised to see his old friend Major John Kiefer on the committee � he’s there representing the American forces stationed in Hastings. It’s been over two years since these two friends met and Foyle recognises that his friend has been dramatically changed by his wartime experiences.
For Kiefer, who just wants to go home, the end of the war can�t come soon enough. But when one of the committee members is murdered, no one is going anywhere. All the evidence points to a fellow committee member being the guilty party and, in his quest to solve his final case, Foyle must dig into one of the dirtiest secrets of the war and uncover truths the Allies would rather remain hidden.
For fans of the series there is a glimmer hope. ITV have announced they are in “early discussions” with series creator Anthony Horowitz about extending the life of the series. �
Laura Mackie, Director of Drama at ITV said: “Foyle is an iconic character that viewers love, and although this current series ends on VE day, Europe would remain in turmoil for some time to come and Foyle’s life and work could continue in many different and interesting ways. We are very hopeful that we can bring him back to our screens sometime in the future”