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Foyle’s War: The Complete Fifth Series
Foyle's War: The Complete Fifth Series “Hugely popular and
  successful, the final series
  of the long-running ITV
  series Foyle’s War comes
  to DVD. Created and
  written by the renowned
  and acclaimed scriptwriter
  and novelist Anthony
  Horowitz (Midsomer
, Stormbreaker),
’s 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 popular drama.

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 Hastings.

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 crimes solved.

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 life.

Foyle's War
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" —

"Brilliant and evocative… I'd love to be 'Foyle'd' for at least one more season!" — MotorBar