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Foyle's War

  • Episode: 

    1 of 3

  • Title: 

    High Castle
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 04 Jan 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    No
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 02 2015 : Sat 03 Jan - Fri 09 Jan
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Returning
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Michael Kitchen returns to the role of Christopher Foyle, a Senior Intelligence Officer for the secret service, MI5, in this new series of ITV’s award-winning drama Foyle’s War.
 
The three films follow Foyle’s battles in the dangerous world of espionage, at a time in our country’s history when political and foreign governmental relationships were delicately balanced.  
 
Foyle’s War is created and written by celebrated novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz OBE and as with the previous series, is inspired by real events in the early Cold War.
 
The guest stars include John Mahoney (Frasier, In Treatment, Hot In Cleveland), Richard Lintern (Silent Witness), Nigel Lindsay (Four Lions), Jaime Winstone (Mad Dogs) and William Postlethwaite (Midsomer Murders, Suspicions of Mr Whicher).
 
The three new two-hour films once again star Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart, Daniel Weyman as Adam Wainwright, Ellie Haddington as Hilda Pierce, Tim McMullan as Valentine and Rupert Vandsittart as Sir Alec Myerson.
 
With each episode scripted by Anthony Horowitz the stories explore the world of the American and German businesses that were accused of fuelling Hitler’s War Machine and will reflect on the tangled web of promises to the Jews to create a state of Israel in British Palestine. The major blight of post war Britain, the Black Market, will be focused on as will some of the darkest secrets from operations conducted by the British Special Operations Executive during WW2.
 
The films are produced for ITV and Acorn Productions by Eleventh Hour Films, the production company founded by executive producer Jill Green (Vexed, Collision).  John Chapman (The Street, Cracker, The Lost Prince) produces each of the episodes.
 
Acorn Productions Limited is an RLJ Entertainment Inc company, itself a leading distributor of British Television in the US.  Acorn Productions owns and manages the rights to the Foyle’s War brand.
 
Directors Stuart Orme (Jack Taylor: Dramatist, Postcode, Merlin) and Andy Hay (New Tricks, Waking the Dead, Silent Witness) who directed the previous series of Foyle’s War return to direct this series.  Jill Green and Nicole Finnan (Jane Eyre, Mistresses, Monarch of the Glen) executive produce the drama on behalf of Eleventh Hour Films.
 
Further cast includes Hermione Gulliford (Lewis), Alexander Arnold (Skins), Joseph Drake (Ripper Street), Finbar Lynch (Breathless), Neil Fitzmaurice (Mount Pleasant), Amber Rose Revah (The Bible), Amanda Lawrence (Above Suspicion) and John Heffernan (Love and Marriage).
 
Episode one:  High Castle
 
Episode one, High Castle, focuses on the American oil companies who worked closely with IG Farben (Germany’s biggest oil company) to provide fuel essential for Hitler’s War Machine.
This episode touches on the Nuremberg trials and the lesser known story of thirty executives from IG Farben who built their own concentration camp near Auschwitz called Monowitz. 
 
Foyle is drawn into their world when a London University Professor, William Knowles, is found dead in a park after working as a translator in Germany. 
 
It looks like he may have taken a bribe to carry information back to England for a suspected Nazi war criminal; Herman Linz. When the Nazi war criminal is found dead, Foyle is under no illusion that foul play is behind the academic’s murder. 
 
Sam decides to step up her role at work and volunteers for a risky undercover job and Foyle unaware of her pregnancy agrees.  
 
Guest stars include John Mahoney, Nigel Lindsay, Jaime Winstone, Joseph Drake, Amanda Lawrence and Hermione Gulliford.