Foyle's War (2002–2015)

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As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

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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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The building used to film exterior shots of the "new" police headquarters in series 7 is adjacent to the one used for the exterior shots of the Sunshine Dessert Company, in "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin" (1976). The buildings are located on Telford Way, in Acton, London, UK. See more »

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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 »

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[Andrew has joined his father on a fishing trip]
Andrew Foyle: I can't see the attraction of standing ankle deep in mud, trying to catch a fish too stupid to come any where near us.
DCS Christopher Foyle: Don't underestimate the intellegence of the average trout, and besides, they can hear you from forty feet away, so please try and keep quiet!
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Referenced in Drama Trails: 'Doc Martin' to 'Foyle's War' (2008) See more »

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This is very , very good.
1 November 2004 | by (Glasgow , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I'm constantly amazed by Michael Kitchen's ability to be intense and agonised but still seem laid back to the point of being almost comatose at times . Very well written and directed apart from the odd driving through the countryside scene with Foyle's and Sam's dialogue being obviously overdubbed . Speaking of Sam , I'm not sure if the fragrant Miss Weeks (Honeysuckle , flowers , oh forget it!) is being slightly tongue in cheek with her Dame Anna Neagle/Celia Johnson " frightfully super " accent but hey , a woman in a uniform is a woman in a uniform ! She can talk anyway she likes . Always very excellent guest actors like Bill Paterson and John Wood so all in all , a quality show .


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