War: The Complete Fifth Series
successful, the final series
of the long-running ITV
series Foyles War comes
to DVD. Created and
written by the renowned
and acclaimed scriptwriter
and novelist Anthony
Murders, Stormbreaker), Foyles War finally comes
to an end with the fifth
series three exciting new
BRILLIANT AND EVOCATIVE, Foyle's War brought
history and tension to the small screen with the marvellous Michael Kitchen
(Fallen, The World Is Not Enough), who is also a consultant producer
for the drama, as Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle
making his last ever investigations in this, the fifth and final series of the
Acorn Media is delighted to announce the DVD release of Foyle's War: The
Complete Fifth Series, containing three compelling new episodes that have
DCS Foyle investigating crimes on the South Coast of England: Plan of Attack;
Broken Souls and All Clear. The drama is filmed in and around
Set towards the end of World War II, Foyle's War: The Complete Fifth Series
sees laid-back Sergeant Paul Milner (Anthony Howell) and Foyle's determined
driver Sam Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks) reunite with DCS Foyle to help solve
the complicated web of lies and deceit that has to be unravelled to get the
In Plan of Attack, Foyle has retired and Milner has been working with
the special investigations branch of the army. The tragic DCS John Meredith
(Nicholas Day) has taken over the running of the police station; but when he
is shot during an investigation involving haulier
Bill Burton (Philip Fox) who has been arrested on suspicion of defrauding
the War Office Foyle is asked to take back his old job.
The course of the investigation does not run smoothly. Is Bill Burton
who has threatened Milner responsible for the DCS's death? Can the German
priest of St Jude's Church, Father Martin Keppler (Malcolm Sinclair), throw
any light on the death of Henry Scott (Martin Hutson) who worked for the Air
Ministry at Beverley Lodge and appears to have committed suicide? Who is the
mysterious Richard Waterlow (Robert Whitelock) who worked alongside Henry; and
where does the ego-tistical Adam Everitt (Vince Leigh) and pompous Wing Commander
Stephen Foster (Julian Wadham) link in? Furthermore, Sam is working
at Beverley Lodge and Henry's former girlfriend Jane Hudson (Fiona Glascott)
confides in her…
In Broken Souls, Foyle faces a number of challenges: When a member of
staff from a military psychiatric hospital is killed, he has to sift through
the suspects and the aftermath of their wartime experiences before he can discover
the truth. All Clear is a holding and particularly well-plotted edisode
that keeps you guessing up to the very last minute. "Wars," as one
of Foyle's contacts tells him, "hide a lot of dirty secrets." Gratifyingly,
Foyle's on the case so as the guns fall silent it's a case of 'all cleared up!'
Brutal murders and the mystery of a missing telegraph boy also feature in Foyle's
War: The Complete Fifth Series set against a background of preparations
for the end of a turbulent and difficult period in Foyle's personal and professional
Becoming an instant hit on its debut in 2002, the first series of Foyle's
War won the Lew Grade Audience Award at the 2003 BAFTA Television Awards.
The second series was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Television Series and the
terrific Series Five is sure to continue to perplex and delight audiences.
Much more than a period whodunit, Foyle's War is redolent with rich human drama
subtly revealed through the lives of the main characters that make up the heart
of the series. The drama will be missed I'd love to be 'Foyle'd' for
at least one more season.
Foyle's War: The Complete Fifth Series will be released on 28 April (2008)
as a delightful three-disc box set. Running Time 300 minutes | Certificate 15
| RRP £24.99 | Catalogue No AV9644.
Extras include an exclusively-filmed behind-the-scenes documentary, cast filmographies
and a stunning picture gallery.
"A feast for the eyes" memorabletv.com
"Brilliant and evocative… I'd love to be 'Foyle'd' for at least one more season!"