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:
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
Robert Goodale ...
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 »


When Foyle and Milner are discussing the case notes, Milner is sitting up in bed. When Foyle leaves, Milner is lying down in the bed as he was the first time he and Foyle spoke. See more »


Sgt. Paul Milner: [Talking to Foyle from his hospital bed] They gave me a prosthetic... like being measured for a suit - Savile Row.
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Nocturne in C-sharp Minor
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
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Superbly acted, a delight to watch.
2 November 2002 | by (Lincolnshire, England) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent period crime drama in the style of Agatha Christie but with more bite. Michael Kitchen is superb as D.S.Christopher Foyle, and the supporting cast are all strong, including a surprisingly quiet but highly effective performance by Robert Hardy. The first in a series of four, this murder story with its background of tensions and suspicions in a small village shortly after the outbreak of the first World War has a satisfying array of characters, a good plot, and allows you a small glimpse of Foyle the man as well as Foyle the detective. Michael Kitchen is an actor who doesn't need words to tell you what he's thinking, and I hope that his performance, and the series itself, gets the recognition it undoubtedly deserves. It's a delight to watch.

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