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(2002–2015)

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Writer and creator Anthony Horowitz based the character of Sam Stewart on his childhood nanny and governess Norah Fitzgerald, who had been a WAAF driver during World War II, and used to tell Horowitz stories of her wartime experiences and exploits.
To the considerable mystification and annoyance of Anthony Horowitz (writer) and the cast, Simon Shaps, former Director of Television for ITV, who only stayed in the job for eighteen months, announced in 2007 that he would kill off this well-respected and lucrative series after making one final season of episodes. Horowitz had to abandon several scripts for episodes set in 1944, and jump forwards to episodes covering the end of the war in 1945. However in February 2009 it was announced that this decision had been reversed now Shaps had left his TV executive role, and three more episodes would be filmed. Foyle's War: The Russian House (2010), set in peace-time, was the first of these episodes.
Looking for a replacement for its successful Inspector Morse (1987) series, ITV solicited ideas and picked Foyle's War (2002) out of 300 submissions.
Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle was voted as the nation's favorite detective in 2011.
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Andrew's "Spitfire" squadron was shown in Foyle's War: Enemy Fire (2004). But most of the planes shown are Hurricanes, not Spitfires. That can be told by the engine exhausts.
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Each episode of this series requires around five weeks to film.
In most of the episodes during the war years, most people on the street are seen carrying small cardboard boxes slung over the shoulder on a string. These are gas masks, which were issued to every man, woman and child in Britain.
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Anthony Horowitz's working title for the series was "The Blitz Detective".
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The building used to film exterior shots of the "new" police headquarters in Foyle's War: Killing Time (2010) 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.
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David Tennant appeared opposite Sophia Myles in Foyle's War: A Lesson in Murder (2002). He was Sophia's boyfriend at the time and they would work together again on Doctor Who (2005). The couple broke up in 2007.
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Michael Kitchen and some of the guest cast had starred in the James Bond films. Kitchen played Bill Tanner during the Pierce Brosnan era.
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