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.
While the world is at war, one man fights his own battle on the home front.
Did You Know?
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. 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
[Andrew has joined his father on a fishing trip
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!