Poirot and Foyle in Emmy Contention


K Kinsella

Poirot and Foyle’s War could be in the running for Emmy’s this year having been submitted for consideration as nominees in 13 categories including Outstanding TV Movie. Despite critical acclaim over the years, neither series has previously been nominated. Leading men David Suchet and Michael Kitchen have been put foward for consideration as well as supporting actors Honeysuckle Weeks and Hugh Fraser. Foyle’s creator Anthony Horowitz also receives a long overdue nod.

After 25 years on the air, the curtain finally came down on Belgian’s favorite son last August when Acorn TV gave a debut to Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case. Foyle’s almost decade long saga reached its conclusion when Acorn TV debuted Foyle’s War: Elise, The Final Mystery. Acorn’s parent company RLJ Entertainment owns the rights to Foyle’s war and a majority stake in Agatha Christie Ltd.