Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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.
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.
- To appreciate Foyle, is to understand the essence of timing. Where others would jump to conclusions and speak before their time, Foyle in his most English manner, takes time to contemplate, weigh and choose wisely. Far from being perfect, he would rather risk the scorn of his superiors or comments from the environment than waste a chance to identify and apprehend the culprit. Amidst the madness of war he keeps his cool, thereby generously offering a great sense of humor, humanity and common sense. The grief over the loss of his wife is - after eight years - still very present, thereby closing off avenues of personal happiness. The landscape of greater Hastings is an extra - not to be missed though. Practically each episode is a treasure, the theoretically weakest one still able to outshine any other series. Mr Kitchen couldn't have improved his acting.