Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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Casualties of War 

Foyle has his hands full dealing with illegal gambling, sabotage, and his needy goddaughter who shows up on his doorstep with her traumatized son.


Tristram Powell


Anthony Horowitz (written and created by)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Kearns ... Frank Morgan
Harry Eden ... Terry Morgan
Stanley Townsend ... Jose De Perez
Kate Fleetwood ... Lydia Nicholson
Joshua Lewis Joshua Lewis ... James Nicholson
Michael Kitchen ... Christopher Foyle
Richard Clothier Richard Clothier ... Captain Boothroyd
Dermot Crowley ... Henry Townsend
Søren Byder Søren Byder ... Hans Lindemann (as Soren Byder)
Abigail Cruttenden Abigail Cruttenden ... Evelyn Richards
Kevin Doyle ... Michael Richards
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Samantha Stewart
Michael Jayston ... AC Henry Parkins
Jay Simpson ... Sgt Brooke
Anthony Howell ... Paul Milner


March 1943: Foyle receives a visit from his goddaughter, whom he has not seen for 10 years, and her young son who is shell shocked from when his school was bombed. When she runs off leaving her son, Foyle must locate her. A new Assistant Commissioner is after Foyle to crack down on illegal gambling. Sgt. Milner is assigned to the case and goes undercover with mixed results. Milner sees two young lads gambling lots of cash and decides to find out where they're getting their money. Foyle is also investigating a group of saboteurs. When a murder occurs near a military research facility, Foyle believes he has solved the crime but the new AC insists he release the subject in question. Foyle in turn feels he has only one option open to him. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War







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15 April 2007 (UK) See more »

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The Sandhurst Road School bombing mentioned in this episode was a real event that took place on the 20th of January in 1943, just after noon. It is considered the worst of the school bombings during World War II. Thirty-two children died during the raid and six more children died while in hospital. Six staff members died as well which includes Mary Frances Jukes, the teacher also mentioned in this episode. A total of sixty others were injured. See more »


The Royal Navy officer is wearing a moustache. In the Royal Navy, then as now, they either wore a "full set" (ie beard and moustache) of were clean shaven. A beard or moustache on its own are against Naval regulations for both officers and ratings. See more »


Samantha Stewart: [Sam has just survived a timebomb explosion while on a walk in the woods] I have to say it was the last thing I was expecting. Would you realise it was the third time I've been blown up?
Christopher Foyle: Can't say I was counting.
Samantha Stewart: First of all there was the pub and then Jerry dropped a bomb on my house, and now this! I was only going for a walk in the woods. Seems nowhere's safe these days.
Christopher Foyle: And you saw what?
Samantha Stewart: Two youths. They were both about 18, I'd say. One was tall and had dark hair and *his* name was Terry. I ...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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In Too Far to Get Out
19 September 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The story begins with a couple brothers trying to burglarize a big, beautiful house. The house is filled with treasures. However, they have no idea what they are walking into. A man is waiting for them and he begins to extort them, having them do treasonous things. At the same time we are introduced to a facility where secret work on a special kind of bomb is being done. Also, there are men involved in illegal gambling. The efforts to put a stop to this (because they act like organized criminals) brings all the stories together. The other significant story is the appearance of Foyle's niece and her shell-shocked son. He is a survivor 9f the bombing of a school where most of his classmates perished. He doesn't speak a work and has turned totally inward. The mother is a mess, but in Foyle's eyes, has always been one. She asks to stay with him and his efforts to help are turned away. Sam tries hard to assist, but the boy remains stoic. The theme of this episode is that during war, many of the rules we play by don't apply. There is a stunning announcement at the conclusion.

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