Foyle's War (2002– )

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As World War II rages around the world, a police inspector fights his own war on the home-front in investigating murder, robbery, and espionage on the south coast of England.

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 Christopher Foyle (28 episodes, 2002-2015)
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 Samantha Stewart / ... (28 episodes, 2002-2015)
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 Paul Milner / ... (21 episodes, 2002-2010)
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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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While the world is at war, one man fights his own battle on the home front.

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Looking for a replacement for its successful "Inspector Morse" series, ITV solicited ideas and picked "Foyle's War" out of 300 submissions. See more »

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In the 1942 episodes, the "Yanks" arrive and state that they were stationed at Ft. Benning in Virginia. Ft. Benning is in Georgia. See more »

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Samantha Stewart: [to Foyle and Milner] What you both need is a jolly good murder!
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Excellent Period Piece
15 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

These shows do a great job of creating an image of the British Home Front that is very different from the one romanticized in the history books. We get a very real feeling that the British public "knew" the war was lost in the darkest hour, yet still kept a stiff upper lip. This tension, combined with wartime secrecy, energizes the drama. The war is like the weather is in other mysteries; criminals often use it as cover for their activities (blackmarket petrol, draft dodging, burglary, blackmail, and the like hidden by blackouts, bombing raids, and official secrets) and it's the job of the police to uncover all of the layers. In doing so, Chief Inspector Foyle asks hard moral questions - even in wartime, when thousands are being killed every day, is murder murder? The "bigger picture" is often cited as justification by the criminals, and, through association, this paints the leaders of the war with the same brush. A great show for children - this can spark interest in the period while also teaching moral lessons. Unlike some nihilistic modern fare, Foyle's War strives to show moral clarity through the confusion.


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