Hosted by Len Cariou, the special offers favorite moments from the previous six seasons and a sneak peek at the new season on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! beginning September 15, 2013, on PBS. Featuring 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, INSIDE FOYLE’S WAR is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning August 3, 2013 (check local listings).
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 on ITV in 2002 and PBS in 2003. 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.
Go behind the scenes of the acclaimed, must-see WWII series and learn secrets about the articulate sleuth in the sharp fedora. The program features a sneak peek at the upcoming new season premiering on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! in September 2013, as well as interviews with the creators and co-stars of this enormously popular murder mystery series.