Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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Foyle must find out if there was a traitor within the SOE after Hilda Pierce is shot in an attempted assassination.


Andy Hay


Anthony Horowitz (written and created by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Kitchen ... Christopher Foyle
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ... Hilda Pierce
Jesse Fox Jesse Fox ... Miles Corrigan
Colin Connor Colin Connor ... Doorman
Rupert Vansittart ... Sir Alec Meyerson
Tim McMullan Tim McMullan ... Arthur Valentine
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Samantha Wainwright
Simon Hepworth ... Doctor Parsons
Conleth Hill ... Sir Ian Woodhead
David Ericsson David Ericsson ... Kenton
Julian Lewis Jones ... James Stafford
Ronnie Fox Ronnie Fox ... Derek Gates
Henry Garrett ... Neville Smith
Leo Gregory ... Damian White
Daniel Weyman ... Adam Wainwright


A young man tries to kill Hilda Pierce, saying "This is for Elise." Visiting her in hospital Foyle meets over-bearing Sir Ian Woodhead, now head of MI6, who, during the war, ran SOE with Hilda, sending undercover agents into occupied France. Foyle learns that Elise was the codename of Sophie Corrigan, an agent killed by the Nazis and that the young man is her brother Miles, out to take revenge on those who sent her to die. At the same time Foyle's department is investigating high powered black marketer Damian White, who has dealings with a Russian diplomat and has corrupt policemen on his payroll. A recovering Hilda tells Foyle that nine agents died in France and the SOE believed that a spy, code-named Plato, was responsible. There are three suspects - one of whom is being blackmailed by White into giving him government papers that he sells to the Soviets. Foyle finally unveils the truth, causing terrible consequences for two people. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War







Release Date:

18 January 2015 (UK) See more »

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16 : 9
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The twin-engine biplane featured is a DeHaviland Dragon Rapide, a popular and robust aircraft of which many, despite the type's plywood construction, are still flying as of release. See more »


Damian White: For what it's worth, Mr. Foyle, I'm not a Bolshie. I love my country. This was all just business.
Christopher Foyle: And for what it's worth, Mr. White, whatever you may call it, you're guilty of treason, which still carries a death sentence.
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Fur Elise
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (in 1810 but unpublished until 1867, 40 years after his death)
Heard on piano under main titles
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Going Out on Top
27 September 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This may well be the best of all episodes of this outstanding series. It starts out with Hilda being shot by a young man, filled with venom, shouting "for Elise." We have three concerns. First, will Hilda survive? Secondly, who is this guy? And third, who is Elise. We find out along the way that there are power hungry individuals who don't care how many bodies lie in their wake. It turns out that Hilda had the job of recruiting young women into the special services. The mortality rate for these girls was abominable. It is interesting how many times demagogues manage to look after their own butts and allow the deaths of others in the name of patriotism. One particular character sees it all as necessary to rebuilding of England. So a few twenty somethings get blown away. They are just doing their duty (these guys never have to face any sort of danger). Well, that is stripped away when this young fellow begins trying to kill people and some of the hangers- on start to shake in their boots. This has one of the most dramatic conclusions as any final episode of any television show I can recall. I am glad I got turned on to this show. I have enjoyed every one, even the occasional clinker.

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