- May, 2003
Foyle's War creator Anthony Horowitz already has a 'wonderful' ending in mind for the BAFTA-winning World War Two series when it finally reaches its climax on VE Day, 8 May 1945.
The writer tells Insider that he plans to pen a gripping two-hour episode where the brilliant detective, played by Michael Kitchen, is still working hard while the rest of the country cheers Germany's surrender. 'I see a wonderful episode where the whole of England is celebrating VE Day and everyone's happy except one poor bloke - Foyle,' laughs Anthony, who also created Modsomer Murders and BBC1's Murder in Mind. 'He has to investigate yet another murder somewhere on the south coast and is stuck in the office.'
Meanwhile, filming is taking place on the second series of the ITV1 hit, and Anthony says it will include a major love story - but not for the unfortunate Foyle. Instead, it will involve the detective's cheerful driver Sam (Honeysuckle Weeks) and his dashing young son Andrew (Julian Ovenden).
'The second series takes off just where the first ended. We're now in September 1940 moving to 1941, and the Americans are beginning to enter the war,' reveals Anthony.
'There are also German spies landing on the coast, there are more murders taking place, everybody's moving on and there's a distinct possibility of romance.'
Foyle fans should see the new series later this year - and Insider learns that ITV has commissioned a third series.
Thanks to Mairi for the transcription.