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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

In a newspaper article and an interview accompanying the series-one DVD set, Anthony Horowitz explained that he was seeking a name which evoked the early 1940s. He thought of Foyles bookshop in London's Charing Cross Road, once known for its archaic business practices and its owner, Christina Foyle; Christopher was the nearest male name to Christina. After Christina Foyle's death, control of Foyles passed in 1999 to her nephew Christopher. Christopher Foyle made a cameo appearance in the episode "Foyle's War: Bad Blood (2006)", although his scene was cut from PBS airings in the US. See more »

Goofs

In several of the later episodes American flags are briefly shown in the background that have 50 stars. 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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What an eye-opener
1 November 2004 | by trextraceySee all my reviews

What a great series {so far}. Well done to the cast & all the many others associated/involved with this series. Both my parents were caught up in the war: My Dad was in the RAF, & my mum being nine years younger was evacuated from Portsmouth to an Aunt who lived in the 'country'. I never knew what a 'funk hole' was until watching this series, & when I mentioned it to my Mum, she quite calmly said 'oh yes we all knew about them'. I'm sure others may think that some things are not accurate, but books don't always tell the truth: if ever in doubt ask someone who lived through this time period. Let's hope series three lives up to the other two.


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