Reviewed by David Savage
Starring: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks
Running Time: 258 minutes (approx.)
Number of discs: 3
Release Date: 13 May 2013
Foyle’s War is back for a seventh series starring Michael Kitchen as Christopher Foyle and Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Wainwright. Foyle’s War is a crime drama set just after WWII in 1945. Series 7 contains all 3 episodes: The Eternity Ring, The Cage and Sunflower.
Foyle has now retired from the police. After returning from America he is whisked from Hastings to London my MI5 to work for them as they need his investigative skills. While he is supposed to be retired he now has a job working for MI5 and the British Security Services.
The Eternity Ring – Foyle has to investigate whether Russian spy network is operating in London and has infiltrated British atomic research.
The Cage – A Russian man stumbles into a hospital covered in blood and dies before receiving any treatment. Foyle has to find out why Russian defectors are being found and killed and who is leaking the information.
Sunflower – A college art professor thinks he is about to be killed and Foyle is asked to assess the threat. The professor is not who he seems.
Overall, this set is great entertainment. Having never watched any of the previous series’ I had some doubt as whether I would enjoy it or not as set in 1945 I expected it to be old and dated but was pleasantly surprised and hooked. The storylines in this series are great with Foyle applying his police skills to the intelligence services where he doesn’t fit in.
The sets and costumes are very realistic and you can almost believe you are in 1945. The acting of Kitchen and Weeks is excellent and with strong stories make the show very addictive.
A great crime series and I highly recommend it.
Available to buy from 13 May 2013 from Acorn Media here.