Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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When the son of a high-profile Jewish businessman is attacked in the grounds of a university, Foyle wonders whether the attack was racially motivated.


Stuart Orme


Anthony Horowitz (written and created by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Kitchen ... Christopher Foyle
Amber Rose Revah ... Lea Fisher
Jim Cartwright Jim Cartwright ... Rabbi Fisher
Ben Barraclough Ben Barraclough ... British Soldier
Alexander Arnold ... Daniel Woolf
Sophie Skelton ... Student Jane
Hermione Gulliford ... Elizabeth Addis
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... Ian Hughes
Pushpinder Chani ... Gerry Aziz (as Pushpinda Chani)
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Samantha Wainwright
Rupert Vansittart ... Sir Alec Myerson
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ... Hilda Pierce
Alex Jennings ... Clive Ord-Smith
John Heffernan ... James Griffin
Nick Hendrix ... Robert Lucas


An oily Foreign Office minister tasks Foyle's department with providing security at an upcoming conference on the future of Palestine but Foyle is more concerned with the murder of Sir David Woolf, a Jewish shipping tycoon who has been taking Jews to the new state and whose ships have been sabotaged. At the same time Adam attempts to prevent Charles Lucas, the anti-Semitic leader of the International Unity party, from holding a public meeting which, as Adam had feared, leads to a riot and two deaths. Meanwhile local rabbi Avraham Greenfeld welcomes Palestinian medical student Lea Fisher, whose father was killed by British soldiers following a bomb outrage in Jerusalem. The rabbi's son is supervising the sound at the conference - where an effort to sabotage it is averted, whilst Foyle unmasks those responsible for Sir David Woolf's death. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War


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English | Arabic | Polish

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (Netherlands) See more »

Filming Locations:

Liverpool, England, UK See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


The anti-Semitic graffiti left by the neo-Nazi mob are the letters " P J, " which stands for Perish Judah. See more »


When Nicholas and Lea are touring London they are shown by the Albert Memorial, the railings of which are brightly gilded. This work was done in the very late 20th and early 21st centuries. In the 1940s and 50s they were black. See more »


Samantha Wainwright: [to Foyle] This is just like the old days, sir... dead bodies, police, grand old house...
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The bomb metaphor: slow burn, big finish
16 April 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Going into this episode, I had been tipped by another Foyle fan that it was a bit slow-moving. So I had limited expectations.

Turns out, just like Foyle himself in this story, I was given misinformation. This episode has a nice slow burn that ends in a wonderful climax. Very satisfying. On all levels.

To say that the ever-talented Horowitz never misses a chance to add an ethnic flavor to his stories somewhat misses the point. You should write about what you are passionate about, and if Horowitz wants to re-imagine racism in post war Britain, and does it with flair and gusto, then more power to him.

What I really noticed is how cynical this series has become over time. This is not a bad thing. Quite the contrary.


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