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.
While the world is at war, one man fights his own battle on the home front.
Did You Know?
There is a real-life parallel to Christopher Foyle in the person of Charles Banks, who spent 33 years with the police, rising to the rank of sergeant and then patrol inspector, and then putting in another eleven years as a civilian. Like Foyle, he also wrote a book which covered the war years in Hastings as well as the history of the area going back a century: The History of the Hastings County Borough Police From 1935 to 1967. See more
In several of the later episodes American flags are briefly shown in the background that have 50 stars. See more
[to Foyle and Milner
What you both need is a jolly good murder!