Foyle’s War – The German Woman (2002)

The DVD cover for The German Woman. It has a close up of Detective Foyle's face on the front wearing his suit and hat. To the left of his face are the words'While the worlds at war one man fights his own battle on the home front'

Foyles War DVD © ITV

Directed by: Jeremy Silberston

Starring: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, James McAvoy, Julien Ovenden, Anthony Howell, Robert Hardy, David Horovitch,  Joanna Kanska

Production Company: Greenlit Productions, Paddock Productions

Kent locations used: Squerryes Court

Joanna Kanska (standing), Dominic Mafham (sitting) are positioned by a sofa being interviewd by Foyle (Micheal Kitchen) who is opposite them. They are all in the Sitting room which has yellow patterned wallpaper and gold frames on the wall as decor.

Joanna Kanska, Dominic Mafham and Micheal Kitchen on set at Squerryes Court © ITV

Foyle’s War is a World War Two detective drama set in the 1940’s and follows Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle (Michael Kitchen) and Sergeant Paul Milner (Anthony Howell) on various criminal investigations, assisted by his new driver, Samantha Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks).

In the first episode of the first series, ‘The German Woman’, Foyle is working on a trail of corruption regarding the conscription process and the Enemy Alien  Act. It isn’t long before Greta Beaumont (Joanna Kanska), the German wife of wealthy estate owner Henry Beaumont (Robert Hardy), is murdered with a Nazi Swastika engraved at the scene. However, Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle soon realises that traditional motives, such as money and power might be involved.

This series stars regulars Michael Kitchen (Goldeneye, The World Is Not Enough), Honeysuckle Weeks (My Brother Tom, The Wicker Tree), Julien Ovenden (The Allies, The Royal) and Anthony Howell (Wives and Daughters) as well as guest appearances in The German Women episode from James MaCavoy (Shameless,  The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe), Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day, Pride and Prejudice) and Robert Hardy (Frankenstein, Sense and Sensibility).

Squerryes Court was the perfect setting to double up as the grand home of estate owner of Henry Beaumont (Robert Hardy). Squerryes Court has previously been used for productions such as The Hollow Crown: Henry V (2012) and The Boat That Rocked (2009) and Emma (2009).

The first series was aired on ITV in October 2002, and all seven series are now available to buy on DVD.

Links

For more information on filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk  

For More information about Foyles War: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310455/

For more information about Squerryes Court: http://www.squerryes.co.uk/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/