Foyles War (Greenlit Productions/ITV)
As World War Two rages over Europe, one man fights his own battle against murder, mystery and betrayal on the south coast of England.
Anthony Horowitz is the creator and writer of the BAFTA award winning detective series FOYLE’S WAR, Greenlit's major returnable series of 22 two hour primetime films for ITV1. Michael Kitchen stars as Christopher Foyle, the quietly enigmatic detective. First transmitted in 2002 in the UK and in 2003 on PBS Masterpiece Theatre in the USA. The first series was awarded the Lew Grade Audience Award at the 2003 British Academy Film & Television Awards. With a further five series filmed - the sixth series brought viewers to the end of the war, and was transmitted in early 2008.
And the seventh series – positioned as an epilogue to the war – was transmitted in April 2010.
COLLISION (GREENLIT RIGHTS / ITV1)
Created by Anthony Horowitz, Collision is a five-part drama that transmitted on ITV1 in November 2009.
On the face of it, a major road accident is nothing more than a moment of total chaos bringing together a group of people who’ve never met before. but who now share a defining moment that will change their lives forever.
Beyond the crumpled cars, and the beleaguered emergency services are the invisible dramas, and when DI John Tolin begins to investigate more deeply he finds himself drawn into many dangerous secrets including government cover-ups, smuggling, and murder...
Midsomer Murders (Bentley Productions/ITV)
Anthony also created the long-running series based on Caroline Grahame's novels. He wrote the first episode and seven more…the body count ended up with around 25 victims strewn around the county of Midsomer. You can spot Orlando Bloom in an early episode (Judgement Day). He ends up with a pitchfork in his chest.
Murder in Mind (BBC)
Another original series created for the BBC. Murders seen from the murderer's point of view. Eighteen hours were made.
Agatha Christie's Poirot (Carnival/ITV)
Starring David Suchet. Anthony adapted three novels and nine short stories.
Murder Most Horrid (BBC)
Anthony wrote one episode of the series with Dawn French. It's called “The Body Politic”.
Crime Traveller (Carnival/BBC)
Anthony's first original series has Michael French as a detective who can travel back one day in time - to solve murders before they happen. It was liked and disliked in equal measure but you can decide for yourself as all eight episodes are available on DVD.
Anna Lee (Carnival/ITV)
Another detective series that starred Imogen Stubbs in a very short skirt. It wasn't a lot of fun.
The Last Englishman (Talkback/BBC)
Nominated for a BAFTA and starring Jim Broadbent as an eccentric officer in the First and Second World Wars.
Robin of Sherwood (Goldcrest/ITV)
The whole series is now on DVD. This was an enormously popular series when Anthony was asked to join the writing team - his first TV job. He wrote five episodes for Jason Connery who starred as Robin.