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Foyle's War 

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As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. Later series, see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.

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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

ITV [UK] | PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Foyle's War See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In several of the later episodes American flags are briefly shown in the background that have 50 stars. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Stewart: [to Foyle and Milner] What you both need is a jolly good murder!
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Connections

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Just watched Season 3-
7 November 2005 | by paristeriSee all my reviews

My sister who lives in Minnesota, told me about this series after she started getting at the library.. I got Season 1 & 2 for her birthday, watched them and pre-ordered Season 3.. Everyone in my family now is watching it-that would be Minn, Washington state, and Florida. My Dad was a B-17 pilot during WWII, both he and my mother really enjoy this story. One really bonds with the characters and the added plus of learning about wartime Britain is fascinating. I highly recommend this series-really good stories and history too. Each DVD seems to have an extra about the actual events that take place in the story. More and more I find I am looking towards the UK, for quality entertainment both in movies and TV..Hope they keep it coming!


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