DI Frost is an old-school no-nonsense copper who believes in traditional policing methods. Assisted by several officers including the ever-able DS Toolan, Frost uses what he knows about the... See full summary »
Det. Supt. Peter Boyd (played by Trevor Eve) is the leader of a multi-discipline police team of detectives and scientists, the Cold Case Squad, which investigates old, unsolved murder cases using modern methods and new technology that may not have been available during the original investigation.
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory ... See full summary »
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
Horowitz's working title for the series was "The Blitz Detective". See more »
In the first episode, Foyle's War: The German Woman it is explained that Sergeant Milner joined the police after being been invalided out of the army because he lost part of his leg while fighting. He has a false leg and for the first few episodes he walks with a noticeable limp. However in later episodes his limp has miraculously disappeared and he is able to sprint when he needs to chase suspects. See more »
I watched the first episode the other night and I think it is going to be very good. Foyle is a Chief Superintendent in 1940's Hastings. As the war goes on about him, he is forced to deal with the knock on effect of life in War Torn Britain. There is rationing, his superior officer played excellently by Edward Fox is blocking his desire to leave the force and do something useful for the war effort and his only son is about to join the Air-Force. Add to this he hasn't had a Sargent for several months to help with his workload and his new driver, is a Vicar's daughter called Sam played by the delightful Honeysuckle Weeks!
The first episode is titled "The German Woman" and deals with the murder of the German wife of a wealthy village Magistrate. Add to this a good dose of small minded village mentality, (it is war after all and the Germans ARE the enemy), black marketing, draft dodging, corruption in high places and the controversial issues concerning the internment of British based Germans plus some excellent acting from a crackingly good cast and you have the potential for a really good series. And I mean really good! Excellent!
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