ITV has commissioned three more feature-length episodes of Michael Kitchen period crime drama Foyle’s War – only this time the war in question will be the Cold one.
The two-hour episodes will begin filming in January for a likely 2015 broadcast and will see Kitchen’s scrupulous widower Christopher Foyle continue his role as a Senior Intelligence Officer for the secret service, MI5.
Honeysuckle Weeks also returns to her role as Samantha Stewart, Foyle’s trusted ally and sidekick in the ninth run of the drama.
The most recent series aired earlier this spring and was set immediately after the war, but the three new episodes will focus more squarely on the Cold War, dealing with powerful American and German industrialists accused of fuelling Hitler’s War Machine, and a story revolving around the creation of a state of Israel in British Palestine.
Another aspect of post-war Britain, the Black Market, will also feature.
Foyle’s War was created and written by novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz and first aired in 2002. The new series will be filmed in Liverpool, which doubles for post war London.