TV Streaming Review: FOYLE’S WAR SEASON 8

FOYLES WAR | © 2015 Acorn.tv

Rating: N/A Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Daniel Weyman, Ellie Haddington, Tim McMullan, Rupert Vansittart Writer: Anthony Horowitz, series created by Anthony Horowitz Directors: Stuart Orme, Andy Hay Distributor/Network: RLJ Entertainment/ Acorn.tv Original U.S. Streaming Date: February 2, 2015 Although it’s been threatened several times before, Season 8 (or Series 9, as it’s known in Britain) really is the last of creator Anthony Horowitz’s wonderful series FOYLE’S WAR. Unlike previous seasons, which have run in the U.S. on PBS, Season 8 is available in America only via Acorn TV (at acorn.tv), which will now run/sell all of FOYLE’S WAR. When […]Read On »

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DVD/Blu-ray Review: FOYLE’S WAR – Set 7 – “The Eternity Ring,” “The Cage,” “Sunflower”

FOYLES WAR SET 7 | (c) 2013 Acorn Media

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Daniel Weyman, Ellie Haddington, Nicholas Jones Writers: Anthony Horowitz and David Kane, created by Anthony Horowitz Directors: Stuart Orme and Andy Hay Distributor: RLJ Entertainment/Acorn Media Release Date: September 24, 2013 It’s relatively rare for a series to actually change genres, but with Season 7 (or Series 7, as the British call it), FOYLE’S WAR goes from a WWII police drama to a post-WWII espionage thriller without losing any of its tone, clarity, twists or, crucially, its hero Christopher Foyle, impeccably played by Michael Kitchen. There may be some confusion as to the contents of […]Read On »

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In Memoriam: ROBIN OF SHERWOOD creator Richard Carpenter passes at age 82

ROBIN OF SHERWOOD creator Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter, creator of the British series’ CATWEAZLE, THE GHOSTS OF MOTLEY HALL, DICK TURPIN, SMUGGLER, ADVENTURER and the iconic ROBIN OF SHERWOOD, died yesterday, Feb. 26, at his home in Hertfordshire, England. He was 82 years old. Cause of death was given as blood clot. Anthony Horowitz, creator/writer of the FOYLE’S WAR television series and author of the best-selling Alex Ryder action thriller novels, last year told the British daily THE GUARDIAN that Carpenter had given him his start as a screenwriter in the third season of ROBIN OF SHERWOOD. Horowitz said, “It was one of the biggest shows on television. […]Read On »

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