Terry Halligan's Favourite Discovery of 2014
The creator and main writer of the series is Anthony Horowitz, who was given special permission to use the name of the present owner of London's Foyles Bookshop, Christopher Foyle for his main character. Each programme, broadcast on ITV in the UK and PBS in the USA lasts about two hours including adverts and in all there have been 25 episodes broadcast. It was expected that the programme would finish at the end of the Second World War with the nineteenth episode entitled "All Clear" but enthusiasm for the series both in the UK and the US persuaded the producers to extend the story to include the aftermath of the War when Foyle is asked to work for MI5. So a further nine programmes, including three which will be released on DVD on 19 January 2015 have been prepared which will bring the total number of episodes up to 28.