Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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Among the Few 

Sam volunteers to go undercover to discover how rationed gasoline is being stolen from a fuel depot, and Andrew becomes a suspect in a murder case.

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Jeremy Silberston

Writers:

Anthony Horowitz (created by), Anthony Horowitz | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Umbers ... Rex Talbot
Julian Ovenden ... Andrew Foyle
Michael Kitchen ... Christopher Foyle
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Samantha Stewart
Edward Clayton Edward Clayton ... Home Guard
Bill Davey Bill Davey ... Fred Pierce
Anthony Howell ... Paul Milner
Simon Chandler ... Leonard Evans
Christopher Staines ... Douglas Wright
Lisa Kay ... Connie Dewar
Damian O'Hare ... Sean O'Halloran
Christina Cole ... Violet Davies
David Troughton ... Michael Bennett
Selina Cadell ... Pamela Bennett
Justin Salinger ... Frank Gannon
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Storyline

September 1940: When the police and the civil authorities suspect that petrol is being stolen from a local depot, Foyle agrees to let Sam Stewart go undercover as a driver to see if she can find out what is going on. Sam is partnered with Connie Dewar who is in love with a flying officer, Rex Talbot who just happens to be Andrew Foyle's best friend. It becomes apparent to Sam that Connie is involved in the petrol thefts and when she is found dead, there are a number of suspects. Connie is also several months pregnant but she didn't tell anyone who the father was. For DCS Foyle, the case becomes especially complicated when it turns out his son Andrew was perhaps the last person to see her alive. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2003 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

When Sam says that Fred Pierce "ended up like the Crystal Palace", she is referring to the fact that the large London landmark burned to the ground in November 1936. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Andrew Foyle and Rex Talbot they are flying Spitfire Mk. IX's, but when they land at their home base they are flying Spitfire Mk. I's, which is the correct version for the Battle of Britain period. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Stewart: I just want to say how grateful I am to you for letting me have this chance, sir.
DCS Foyle: And I just want to say, um, please don't let me regret it.
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Fuel thefts and death at a depot
31 October 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Loved 'Foyle's War' and was immediately hooked when first getting into it. Love it even more now, on re-watches things that didn't quite make sense at first are clearer and things that were not noticed or appreciated before are and much admired. Everything that came over as brilliant on first viewings still are brilliant on re-watches.

"Among the Few" is yet another excellent episode, not quite as good as the previous Season 2 episode "Fifty Ships" but almost. Can understand those saying that the undercover stuff with Sam needs suspension of disbelief, thought so myself when reading the summary and it was at first but got more intriguing and feasible once things became more twisty. My only complaint actually is the ending, which for 'Foyle's War' was a little on the far-fetched side. Like with many 'Foyle's War' episodes, on re-watch there was much more appreciation had for how well established the character development, tone and themes are for so early on and things that didn't quite connect entirely at first made more sense on re-watches.

Have always admired the visual detail that went into 'Foyle's War' and how high quality the production values are, with beautiful costumes, the evocative way the characters are made up, the look of the houses and cars, pretty locations and authentic-looking scenery. The music is in keeping with the mood and doesn't overpower the drama while still making an impact.

Writing is intelligent, sophisticated and thought-provoking, establishing Foyle's personality with so much depth already and providing some tense and heart-tugging moments. The story is complicated, with a lot of strands that requires full attention, but clever and from start to finish intriguing. It paces itself deliberately but with so much going on it's never once dull and the twists and turns that slowly unfold keep coming. Really liked the RAF scenes, the planes, Foyle's intuitive crime-solving, the social themes touched upon and the realistic and honest portrayal of the human conditions.

One thing that wasn't picked up by me but now is and admired hugely is the tackling of what was seen as truths but some really misconceptions and seeing British during the war in a new light. This was a bold move and dealt with a lot of honesty and tact. The background information is so well researched and is every bit as interesting as the mystery itself. The character tensions were also handled very well and added a lot of intrigue. Andrew is becoming more interesting with every episode.

Michael Kitchen is truly superb as Foyle, subtle, intensely determined, commanding and above all human. One of the most interesting television detectives there's ever been and Kitchen has rarely been better. Honeysuckle Weeks is charming and loyal, with some nice touches of subtle humour as ever, and Anthony Howell is wonderful, have really admired what the show does with his character. Julian Ovendon is very good as Andrew.

Likewise with the strong supporting cast, with standouts being Christina Cole, Selina Cadell and David Troughton.

In summation, excellent episode. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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