Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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The German Woman 

The German wife of a rich and influential aristocrat exempted from wartime internment is found decapitated in the midst of anti-German feeling.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Horovitch ...
Thomas Kramer
Elizabeth Bell ...
Elsie Kramer
Robert Pickavance ...
Eric Stephens
Neil Conrich ...
Policeman 1
Andrew Powell ...
Official 1
Official 2
Asst. Commissioner Summers
Benedict Sandiford ...
Mark Andrews
Henry Beaumont
Joanna Kanska ...
Greta Beaumont
Sarah Beaumont
Michael Turner
Bob Keegan


Series premiere. England, May 1940: Set against the backdrop of Hastings, East Sussex, during World War II, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle is thwarted in his attempts to serve his country in the war effort. Instead, his duty is to serve his local community, effectively sitting out the war, by investigating petty crimes and an occasional murder or two. Written by a fan

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War





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27 October 2002 (UK)  »

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The German bomber that appears in this episode resembles a twin engine Dornier Do-17, which would be correct in 1940. See more »


In the greengrocer's, Ray calls his late girlfriend Terry. Throughout the rest of the episode and in the titles, she is called Tracey. Michael Kitchen picks up on the mistake, and refers to Tracey as Terry too. See more »


Samantha Stewart: [Sam is treating a wounded civilian] It's all right, it's not broken, it's all to stop the bleeding.
DCS Christopher Foyle: That's a very good job.
Samantha Stewart: They taught us basic first aid in the MTC, my instructor said he'd rather bleed to death, than be bandaged by me.
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Nocturne in C-sharp Minor
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
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intelligent, distinctively original & nostalgic
11 December 2002 | by (Buckingham) – See all my reviews

One of 6 episodes produced, the only drama series i have not missed an episode of in the last decade. Michael Kitchen heads an excellent cast with strong support from the other regulars characters all developed brilliantly over the series(such as his enthusiastic driver, with a a clergyman father's old values overthrown by his daughter's enthusiasms and benefit to the police). What distinguishes this episode and those that followed is the viewer is unable to understand fully the motive for the main murder let alone whodunnit. Its educational in that it focuses on the seriouis side of those at home during the war - no Dad's Army here, and the main detective's natural assumptive way in dealing with people is so refreshing, no mannered acting, just intelligent and to the point. Such lines as "No, you're still lying like you did when we last met, what's it to be " are great. Hopefully more to come.

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