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Foyle's War 

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As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

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Anthony Horowitz
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Kitchen ...  Christopher Foyle 28 episodes, 2002-2015
Honeysuckle Weeks ...  Samantha Stewart / ... 28 episodes, 2002-2015
Anthony Howell ...  Paul Milner / ... 21 episodes, 2002-2010
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Storyline

It is 1940 and Britain stands almost alone against the might of Nazi Germany across the continent. The terrors of nightly bombing raids are only matched by the fear and hysteria of the population at the prospect of the seemingly inevitable German invasion. It is in this environment that Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle, of the Hastings Police on the south coast of England, works. Denied a transfer to the war effort, Foyle is nonetheless forced to confront the darkest acts of humanity on a daily basis. With his official driver, Sam, and his subordinate, Paul Milner, Foyle investigates murders, looting and theft, crimes of opportunism, crimes of war, crimes of passion and crimes of greed, because crime isn't stopped because of warfare. Written by Scott

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While the world is at war, one man fights his own battle on the home front.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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Official Sites:

ITV [UK] | PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Detektyw Foyle See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Writer and creator Anthony Horowitz based the character of Sam Stewart on his childhood nanny and governess Norah Fitzgerald, who had been a WAAF driver during World War II, and used to tell Horowitz stories of her wartime experiences and exploits. See more »

Goofs

While it is correct to state that the rank of Chief Superintendent was not created until 1949 it was used before this in special circumstances. An officer junior to the assistant chief constable but with a large division or divisions under his control for example. So it is quite feasible that Folye, with such a large section of the south coast under his command was given the superior rank. See more »

Quotes

DCS Christopher Foyle: The uniform suits you.
Andrew Foyle: Thanks. I wish I could say the same about your dressing gown!
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Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 16 April 2010 (2010) See more »

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a show of substance
25 November 2007 | by llwkrSee all my reviews

Foyle's War is unique in it's blending of history and fiction. I just finished watching a special feature that filmed the stunt preparation for a spitfire crash in "Enemy Fire". I am amazed at the thought and detail that go into making these films.

This is one of the rare productions that makes you think 'outside the box'. Anthony Horowitz has really perfected his craft in putting together scripts,a cast and a crew that can carry off a challenge like this. The concept of a detective solving crimes during a war is in itself a thought-provoking basis for a series. The challenge of balancing right and wrong is integrally woven into each show, and I find myself thinking about moral dilemmas presented in each episode long after watching.

I highly recommend this series for all ages.


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