Foyle's War (series six)
|Foyle's War (Series Six)|
|No. of episodes||3|
|List of Foyle's War episodes|
Series Six of the ITV programme Foyle's War was first aired in 2010, beginning Sunday 11 April. It is set in the period from June to August 1945. The series contains three episodes, The Russian House, Killing Time and The Hide. Series six was broadcast in the United States as Foyle's War VI.
"The Russian House"
|Writer: Anthony Horowitz||Director: Stuart Orme||Airdate: 11 April 2010 (UK)||Net duration: 93 minutes||Set: June 1945||Episode 20 (7:1)|
|Guests: Eleanor Bron, Christopher Good, Tim Pigott-Smith, Marcel Iures, Tom Goodman-Hill, Michael Elwyn, Dimitry Drannikov, Rob Heanley|
|Keen to step out of Foyle's shadow and prove himself as a detective, the newly promoted Detective Inspector Milner in Brighton is called to investigate the death of Sam's new employer, a famous artist. He is disappointed when Foyle, on the trail of an absconded Russian prisoner of war, arrives at the scene. Foyle's investigation leads him to a supposed safe house in London for members of the Russian Liberation Movement (aka "White Russians"), seeking to avoid repatriation to the USSR. He encounters an international cover up which, if exposed, could bring down the British government.
Number of viewers: 6 million (22.9% Share)
|Writer: David Kane||Director: David Richards||Airdate: 18 April 2010 (UK)||Net duration: 92 minutes||Set: July 1945||Episode 21 (7:2)|
|Guests: Obi Abili, Adam James, Andrew Hawkins, Max Brown, Zoe Telford, Christopher Mellows, Sam Spruell, Neil McCaul, Nicholas Shaw, Trevor White, Victoria Lennox, Nicholas Gleaves, Joseph Long, Nick Dunning, Charlotte Riley, John Sharian|
|Foyle investigates a case which is complicated by racial prejudice. Sam and Adam are now running a dilapidated local guest house where Mandy Dean is one of the residents. Disowned by her family, she is a young, vulnerable mother all alone because of the hostility levelled against her and her mixed-race baby. Her ex-boyfriend returns hoping to win her back, but then she is found murdered and the finger of suspicion points to a black GI at the nearby US military base - the father of her child.
DI Milner does not appear in this episode.
Number of viewers: 6.2 million (24% viewer share)
|Writer: Anthony Horowitz||Director: Stuart Orme||Airdate: 25 April 2010 (UK)||Net duration: 89 minutes||Set: August 1945||Episode 22 (7:3)|
|Guests: Max Brown, Georgie Glen, Richard Goulding, Anastasia Hille, Will Keen, Steven Pacey, Hugh Ross, Andrew Scott, Maggie Service, David Yelland, Dominic Jephcott|
|Foyle finally is allowed to resign and leave Hastings police station to his successor, DCS Clarke, his tenure as Detective Chief Superintendent over. After his retirement he makes plans to go to America to "tie up some loose ends" - an oblique reference to his determination to bring American Howard Paige to justice, since he was unable to in the episode 'Fifty Ships'. But before he leaves, he reads in a newspaper about the son of a distinguished local family who will be tried for treason for belonging to the British Free Corps, a unit made of Englishmen fighting for Nazi Germany. If found guilty, he will be sentenced to death. Foyle decides to look unofficially into the case. He visits James Deveraux in his cell and finds a damaged young man intent on self-destruction, unwilling to do or say anything in his defence.
With time running out, he desperately searches for any evidence to clear Deveraux's name.
Note: As of March 2014, this episode marks the last appearance to date of DI Paul Milner (Anthony Howell).
Number of viewers: 6.391 million (24.6% viewer share)
Notes and references
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- Deans, Jason (2010-04-27). "TV ratings – 25 April: 5m gripped by Ispwich serial killer drama". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-05-01.