Foyle’s War

UKTV – Mondays from 22 November, 8.30pm

This enormously popular, award-winning mystery series returns for a three-episode encore. In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle finds his longed-for retirement interrupted by cases involving international intrigue, military racism and an accused traitor all too willing to go to the gallows.

It is June 1945 and while VE Day (Victory of Europe Day) has been celebrated in Britain, the war continues elsewhere in the world. The immediate aftermath of war was not a time of jubilation and optimism, as had been expected. The country was exhausted and poverty stricken, families torn apart and rations tighter than ever before. Like everyone else, Foyle needs to feel his way in this new world as he faces some of his toughest challenges and gripping plots to date. Keen to retire, but bound to his old job by the steep rise in violent crime that swept the country, Foyle is thrust into the dangerous worlds of international conspiracy and execution, military racism and national betrayal.

The Russian House – 22 November

CS Foyle stumbles upon an international cover up, which, if exposed could bring down the British government, and reveal the War Office’s darkest secret yet.