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Thursday, August 1st, 2013




INSIDE FOYLE’S WAR premieres Thursday, August 8th at 8:30pm and encores Sunday, August 11th at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.

Michael Kitchen as DCS Christopher Foyle

- Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Acclaimed, Must-See WWII Series with Host Len Cariou
and Learn Secrets of the New Episodes -

One of the most highly acclaimed and popular programs on PBS returns with INSIDE FOYLE’S WAR, a behind-the-scenes special about the award-winning series that has captured loyal fans for more than 10 years. Hosted by Len Cariou, the special offers favorite moments from the previous six seasons and a sneak peek at the new season on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! beginning September 15, 2013, on WTVP-Public Media. Featuring interviews with creator and writer Anthony Horowitz (“Poirot,” “Midsomer Murders,” the “Alex Rider” book series), executive producer Jill Green, director Stuart Orm, historians, and co-stars Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell and Daniel Weyman, INSIDE FOYLE’S WAR premieres Thursday, August 8th from 8:30-10:00 p.m. on WTVP-HD 47.1.

Combining uncompromising historical accuracy with compelling, character-driven murder mysteries, this award-winning British series has won worldwide critical acclaim and undying viewer loyalty since its premiere on ITV in 2002 and PBS in 2003. Offering a unique glimpse into a significant time and place, “Foyle’s War” stars Michael Kitchen as DCS Christopher Foyle, a laconic World War I veteran who serves as detective chief superintendent in the English town of Hastings. As World War II rages, Foyle investigates crimes on the home front, exposing the ravages of war on his once quiet coastal community. After the war, Foyle joins the intelligence community as the Cold War begins. “Foyle’s War” guest stars include Julian Ovenden as Foyle’s son, as well as Robert Hardy, Charles Dance, Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher), David Tennant (Doctor Who) and James McAvoy (X-Men First Class).

INSIDE FOYLE’S WAR features a recap and favorite moments of the first six seasons, the creation of the series, the decision to set it during World War II, the extensive research that goes into each episode, the casting of Michael Kitchen as DCS Foyle, the casting and progression of Sam Stewart played by Honeysuckle Weeks, as well as exciting secrets from Foyle’s natural transition to the Cold War and intelligence gathering in the new episodes, along with much more.

INSIDE FOYLE’S WAR premieres Thursday, August 8th at 8:30pm and encores Sunday, August 11th at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1 as part of the 2013 August Membership Drive.


Membership Thank You gifts
  DVD Inside Foyle's War $60 Get this Thank You Gift Now
  Super Slueth COMBO: DVD Inside Foyle's War + 3-DVD Set Foyle's War: Set 7 + 22-DVD Set Foyle's War: The Home Front Files, Sets 1 - 6 $180 Get this Thank You Gift Now



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For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org



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