The final episode of Foyle’s War may have ended conclusively with the characters celebrating VE Day – but it seems the much-loved ITV1 drama is set for a post-war revival.and
In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, star of the show Honeysuckle Weeks reveals that Foyle’s War has given way to a new series entitled Foyle’s Peace.
Honeysuckle, who plays driver Samantha Stewart to Michael Kitchen’s Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle, said: ‘I have the contracts so they’ve got quite far with it and, although I haven’t seen scripts, the idea is that it’ll be set after the Second World War.
Details of the new show have yet to be finalised, but Michael Kitchen is expected to reprise his role and Foyle’s peacetime exploits are likely to feature Sam more prominently.Read the whole article on the Daily Mail site.
Yet, according to Honeysuckle, in spite of the popularity of her character, her fee will remain the same.
She said: ‘My fee is not going up one bit. I’m a bit nice. I think I should be more of a prima donna.
‘But they probably won’t be able to afford Julian Ovenden any more because he has made a huge hit series in America [Cashmere Mafia], so they’ll have to pay him an awful lot of money or Sam will probably get dumped again.’
Now, can anything be done about reinstating the axed Inspector Lynley mysteries?