War: The Complete Series Seven
terrific and hugely popular TV
series, the BAFTA-award winning
seemed destined to end
with the close of the Second World
War; but, as luck would have it, the
remarkable Anthony Horowitz penned
three new follow-up episodes with
tales of intrigue and mystery during
the Cold War...
THE SECOND WORLD WAR IS OVER but a new war with a new enemy begins. Seemingly
less threatening, in truth it is just as deadly, as the enigmatic DCS Christopher
Foyle (the marvellous Michael Kitchen) finds in his exciting new role working
for Secret British Intelligence in Foyle's War: The Complete Series Seven.
Fans of the eagerly-awaited series will be delighted to see this successful
series return for the first time since 2010, with Foyle drawn into a complex
web of security and counter-security where he finds the loyalties of even those
closest to him under question.
War: The Compete Series Seven comprises three thrilling episodes that continue
to boast staggering audiences and feature over ninety minutes of behind-the-scenes
features and cast and crew interviews.
The Complete Series
is irresistible watching
and as consistently
enticing as Foyle
has always been from
the very first
The Eternity Ring begins in Jornado Del Muerto, New Mexico, in 1945, with
the testing of the Atomic Bomb, then switches to one year later at the Soviet
Embassy in London where a man is stealing a file, setting the scene for Foyle's
initially reluctant new job with MI5 after he returns to England from America.
It's a job that brings him into conflict with old friend Hilda Pierce (Ellie
Haddington) and new colleague Tim McMullan (Arthur Valentine) at London's MI5
Sir William Chambers (Nicholas Jones) tells him that a Russian cipher clerk
who defected has given information of a spy ring passing information back to
Stalin, who is desperate to get his hands on the Atom Bomb.
Professor Michael Fraser (Stephen Boxer) and his wife Helen (Kate Duchene) are
now in London, having been present at the testing of the bomb, and as Helen
is now ill, the professor has taken on Foyle's former driver Sam Wainwright
(the charming Honeysuckle Weeks) to help him with his work.
Sir William tells Foyle that Sam and her husband Adam (Daniel Weyman) have visited
a Communist Co-operative in Sevenoaks and Foyle must investigate whether a Russian
spy network could be at work in the heart of London, and also test the loyalties
of the Wainwrights and Professor Fraser.
This episode also features: Ken Bones as Max Hoffman; Dylan Charles as Aleksei
Gorin; Nathan Gordon as Marc Vlessing and Joe Duttine as Frank Shaw, a former
policeman returning from service.
Composer is Daniel Giorgetti; Director of Photography is Gavin Struthers; Written
and Created by Anthony Horowitz, also an Executive Producer; Consultant Producer
is Michael Kitchen; Executive Producer is Jill Green; Produced by Jeremy Gwilt;
and Directed by Stuart Orme.
In the second episode, The Cage (Written by David Kane), Foyle investigates
the disappearance of Evelyn Greene (Laura Wray) from her large London home following
a mysterious telephone call.
Three high-ranking defectors have been found murdered and a dying Russian, heavily
bleeding, collapses in a hospital, muttering the words 'tin eye'. Foyle discovers
the victim was a spy with dangerous connections to British Intelligence but
how does that link to a secret military facility and the disappearance of a
young girl, also called Evelyn Greene (Lucy-Anne Holmes)?
This episode also features: Rufus Wright as Dr Ian Ross; Rupert Vansittart as
Sir Alec Mayerson; Alexandra Clatworthy as Charlotte; and Jonathan Hyde as Colonel
Galt. Same credits as above apart from Writers: Anthony Horowitz (Created by)
and David Kane.
In the third and final episode, Sunflower, Foyle investigates the obsession
of a young former soldier hoping to return to his teaching job. Thomas Nelson
(Charles Aitken) suffers flashbacks to a horrifying episode during the war in
a field of sunflowers in Normandy, sparked off by a chance meeting with Dutch
art expert and lecturer Professor Van Haren (Lars Eidinger) who
may be connected to Karl Strasse, a ruthless Nazi arrested in Denmark after
the war and who was a valuable intelligence asset. This tragic story is based
on fact and Terry Charman of The Imperial War Museum is the historical advisor.
Foyle also finds his integrity compromised and rights a wrong dealt to former
landowner Geoffrey Helliwell (Andrew Tiernan), who feels he has been cheated
out of his property.
This episode also features: Jodie Hay as Student; Tamzin Outhwaite as Brenda
Stevens; Colin Stanton as Lt Col Hoyt Jackson; and Fiona Button as Mary Nelson.
Special Effects Supervisor is Barney Curnow and Crew Credits as above apart
from: Director is Andy Hay.
Foyle's War: The Complete Series Seven continues the phenomenal success
of all the previous series and the DVDs have achieved sales in excess of one
million a testament to the series' unwavering appeal and incredible
Foyle's War: The Complete Series Seven is irresistible watching and as
consistently enticing as Foyle has been from Series One. Michael Kitchen, with
his "masterly invisible acting" (Radio Times), brings Foyle realistically
and believably to life, supported by an exceptional cast.
acclaimed writer Anthony Horowitz (Midsomer Murders; Injustice), the
BAFTA-award winning Foyle's War: The Complete Series Seven returned to
ITV on 24 March and now comes to DVD, courtesy of Acorn Media, on 13 May 2013.
Catalogue Number: AV3110 | Running Time: 258 Minutes Approximately on 3 Discs
| RRP: £25.99.
Disc One: The Making Of Foyle's War: Behind the scenes, background to
the series, old and new | Cast Biographies
Disc Two: The Styling of Foyle's War: Honeysuckle Weeks on hair, make-up,
fashion and home design for the series
Disc Three: The Making of Foyle's War: Old Friends, New Faces
Cast | The Sunflower Massacre Historical Facts, Visual Fictions:
On true historic background and CGI effects that went into the making of Episode
"Foyle's War: The Complete Series Seven is irresistible watching and
as consistently enticing as Foyle has always been from the very first series"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"One of Britain's favourite television detectives" The Observer
"The success of Foyle is due in large measure to Michael Kitchen's quietly addictive
performance in the title role" Theartsdesk