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Michael Kitchen returns in a new series of Foyle’s War


Michael Kitchen and the cast of Foyle’s War have begun filming on series 9 of the ITV award-winning detective drama, inspired by real events in the early Cold War.

Kitchen returns to the role of Christopher Foyle, a Senior Intelligence Officer for the secret service, MI5 in three new two hour films alongside 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.

Created and written by celebrated novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz OBE, the films will include an all-star cast of guest stars including: John Mahoney (Frasier, In Treatment), Richard Lintern (Silent Witness), Nigel Lindsay (Four Lions), Jaime Winstone (Mad Dogs) and William Postlethwaite (Midsomer Murders, Suspicions of Mr Whicher).

The stories will 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.
Further cast includes Alexander Arnold (Skins), Joseph Drake (Ripper Street), Finbar Lynch (Breathless), Neil Fitzmaurice (Mount Pleasant), Amber Rose Revah (The Bible), Amanda Lawrence (Above Suspicion), Hermione Gulliford (Lewis) and John Heffernan (Love and Marriage).

Made by Acorn Production Company’s Eleventh Hour Films, Stuart Orme (Postcode, Merlin) and Andy Hay (New Tricks, Silent Witness) will direct; Jill Green and Nicole Finnan (Jane Eyre, Mistresses, Monarch of the Glen) will executive produce the drama on behalf of Eleventh Hour Films.

Foyle’s War will continue filming until April 2014 with transmission anticipated on ITV in 2015.