Foyle's War

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  • TV-14
  • 2002
  • 9 Seasons
  • 8.4  (12,992)

British ITV drama Foyle's War was created by author Anthony Horowitz is a detective mystery series set during World War II. Although cancelled once, public complaint about its demise brought the show back into syndication and it has since garnered positive ratings and award nominations. Foyle's War is known for its claims of historical accuracy though there are some anachronisms in the drama its attempts at authenticity are obvious in its visual design. The title character, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle is played by Michael Kitchen and his assistants police driver Samantha Stewart and Detective Sergeant Paul Milner are played by Honeysuckle Weeks and Anthony Howell respectively. The honest and fastidious Foyle catches criminals who are using the chaos of the war to their villainous advantage. Often these criminals underestimate Foyle to their own detriment. Generally his cases involve solving murders and catching crooks involved in profiteering and the black market. Foyle is a widower, veteran of the first World War and the son of a police officer. His morals are outstanding and he tirelessly seeks justice, even when he's coming up against members of the British intelligence services or higher ups in the British military. Although he wanted in early seasons to help with the war effort he has accepted that his detective work was important to give justice to victims of crimes that might be forgotten at home in the face of the war. There have been seven seasons of the show, each containing between two and four episodes that run about one hundred minutes per episode. The series has few long standing story arcs within it, most of its plots are contained to a single episode. Continuity is provided by the war as a backdrop and Foyle's relationships with minor characters and with his fighter pilot son Andrew who is portrayed by Julian Ovendon. The stories span over the entirety of the war past VE day in Hastings, England and in recent seasons into post war London.

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Elise
3. Elise
January 18, 2015
After an attempt on Hilda Pierce's life, Foyle scrutinizes her work for the Special Operations Executive during the war. Could this be related to the deaths of nine SOE agents in France and rumors of a traitor called Plato?
Trespass
2. Trespass
January 11, 2015
As Britain debates the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine, the son of a wealthy Jewish businessman is assaulted. The flames of anti-Semitism have recently been fanned in London by Charles Lucas, a right-wing writer, and Foyle suspects the attack was racially motivated.
High Castle
1. High Castle
January 4, 2015
A university professor who had been working as a translator at the Nuremberg trials is stabbed to death. As Foyle investigates, he delves into the world of international oil politics and corrupt Nazi businessmen.
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British ITV drama Foyle's War was created by author Anthony Horowitz is a detective mystery series set during World War II. Although cancelled once, public complaint about its demise brought the show back into syndication and it has since garnered positive ratings and award nominations. Foyle's War is known for its claims of historical accuracy though there are some anachronisms in the drama its attempts at authenticity are obvious in its visual design. The title character, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle is played by Michael Kitchen and his assistants police driver Samantha Stewart and Detective Sergeant Paul Milner are played by Honeysuckle Weeks and Anthony Howell respectively.

The honest and fastidious Foyle catches criminals who are using the chaos of the war to their villainous advantage. Often these criminals underestimate Foyle to their own detriment. Generally his cases involve solving murders and catching crooks involved in profiteering and the black market. Foyle is a widower, veteran of the first World War and the son of a police officer. His morals are outstanding and he tirelessly seeks justice, even when he's coming up against members of the British intelligence services or higher ups in the British military. Although he wanted in early seasons to help with the war effort he has accepted that his detective work was important to give justice to victims of crimes that might be forgotten at home in the face of the war.

There have been seven seasons of the show, each containing between two and four episodes that run about one hundred minutes per episode. The series has few long standing story arcs within it, most of its plots are contained to a single episode. Continuity is provided by the war as a backdrop and Foyle's relationships with minor characters and with his fighter pilot son Andrew who is portrayed by Julian Ovendon. The stories span over the entirety of the war past VE day in Hastings, England and in recent seasons into post war London.Foyle's War is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (31 episodes). The series first aired on October 27, 2002.

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Foyle's War is available for streaming on the ITV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Foyle's War on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play, Hoopla and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 27, 2002
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (12,992)