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:

9 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Liverpool, England, UK See more »

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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 »


Christopher Foyle: You better wait in the car.
Samantha Wainwright: Why?
Christopher Foyle: [dryly] Because whenever you get out of the car, you get into trouble.
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15 June 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Anthony Horowitz tackles a lot of sensitive issues in this episode. Some might be rather personal to him given his background.

The King David Hotel bombing in Palestine by Zionists. A conference taking place regarding peace in middle east taking place in London. A reformed Oswald Mosley type figure Charles Lucas who launches his new campaign which is not much different from his old campaign.

Foyle looks into an attack on a young Jewish student, his father a prominent businessmen is later found shot.

When there is a blip in the security arrangements, Foyle ends up being the fall guy and made to resign from MI5.

However a visiting Jewish student in London might be planning more than just starting a new course.

Horowitz also looks at the plight of ordinary Britons in the post war landscape. There was still no NHS, so people without money and food still could not afford medicine. Sam comes to the aid of a little boy who might have got whooping cough.

Horowitz cleverly weaves some modern parallels with Lucas's right wing party who wants to reclaim Britain for the British. He also wants to reach out with other like minded Europeans and exploit Africa and Africans. Not too different from the new alt right neo nazis.

As a mystery it did not really hang too well. There were just too many ingredients and the slimy guy from the foreign office was just too obviously up to no good. It was watchable without being too enthralling.

Aside from being a metaphor for these modern times. Lucas was given too much free reign in this episode. Even Sam's politician husband was too weak willed to confront him properly. Given that Britain had just won a war against the Nazis, someone like Lucas at that period would had placed himself in a perilous position with his history.

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