The Hastings and St Leonards Observer - April 30, 2005

The award winning ITV series Foyle's War returned to Hastings last week to begin filming a fourth series.

The WWII police drama, which numbers fans across the globe, is both shot and set in Hastings with its lead character living in Croft Road.

The much sought-after actor Michael Kitchen was back in town as hero DCI (!) Christopher Foyle, along with fellow actors Honeysuckle Weeks and Anthony Howell, for the filming of the two feature length episodes.

With cast and crew ensconced in local hotels, filming began early on Tuesday morning and ran through with a 'night shoot' until early Wednesday. Later that day, Foyle's War filmed on the Stade before moving to Croft Road on Thursday.

The three previous series have proved extremely popular both in the UK and abroad, attracting nearly 60 million viewers world-wide.

Previous locations for scenes filmed in the town include St Clements Church, Croft Road, Post Office Passage, Hill Street and Maze Hill.

A spokesman for the borough council said, "We were delighted to see the Foyle's War team back in the town."

"As well as spending money in local hotels, restaurants and businesses, TV and film crews help to heighten the profile of Hastings and St Leonards to audiences of millions all over the world."

Whistling a tune.

Foyle walks with the American soldier.

Honeysuckle as Sam.

Foyle on the front steps of Number 31 during filming in Croft Road.

Many thanks to Mrs Seymour for sending over a copy of The Hastings and St Leonards Observer.