Tomorrow night on Masterpiece Mystery, the 2010 season begins with the debut of the highly anticipated series VI of Foyle's War, starring Michael Kitchen as Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle in his first post-World War II cases. I absolutely adore this show, everything about it from the acting, costumes and settings to the scripts and historical detail is top-notch. If you've never watched this show but love a good historical mystery, I highly recommend checking it out over the next three weeks - and if you find yourself intrigued, Netflix series I-V. Watching the characters develop over the course of the show is a fantastic experience. Kudos to creator and writer Anthony Horowitz for creating this program and for consistently delivering amazing stories - the man's a genius. Here's some info about the show's run this season on Masterpiece:
Now that the war is over in Europe, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) finds he still has more battles to win in three gripping new 90-minute episodes. Tracking murderers, escapees and traitors, Foyle is joined by his former driver, Samantha "Sam" Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks), and his old sergeant, Paul Milner (Anthony Howell), recently promoted to detective inspector in nearby Brighton.
Episodes of Foyle's War: Series VI
May 2, 2010 at 9pm
The Russian House
In the war's aftermath, Hastings is a transit point for Russian POWs who changed sides to fight for the Nazis and now face an uncertain future. The War Office assigns Foyle to track down one escapee, and the reason for his flight becomes shockingly clear.
May 9, 2010 at 9pm
Black American GIs waiting to be shipped home from their camp near Hastings find themselves unwelcome by locals. Tensions are complicated by a mother and her mixed-race baby who live in a rooming house run by Foyle's former driver Sam and her friend Adam Wainwright. A brutal murder ensues, and Foyle must solve it.
May 16, 2010 at 9pm
Newly retired, Foyle is drawn to the case of a well-connected local man who is condemned to death for aiding the Nazis during the war. Foyle suspects the doomed man is concealing evidence that will exonerate him. Meanwhile, Sam and Adam fight for the survival of their rooming house — and discover they make a great team.