Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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Foyle must find out if there was a traitor within the SOE after Hilda Pierce is shot in an attempted assassination.


Andy Hay


Anthony Horowitz (written and created by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Kitchen ... Christopher Foyle
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ... Hilda Pierce
Jesse Fox Jesse Fox ... Miles Corrigan
Colin Connor Colin Connor ... Doorman
Rupert Vansittart ... Sir Alec Meyerson
Tim McMullan ... Arthur Valentine
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Samantha Wainwright
Simon Hepworth ... Doctor Parsons
Conleth Hill ... Sir Ian Woodhead
David Ericsson David Ericsson ... Kenton
Julian Lewis Jones ... James Stafford
Ronnie Fox Ronnie Fox ... Derek Gates
Henry Garrett ... Neville Smith
Leo Gregory ... Damian White
Daniel Weyman ... Adam Wainwright


A young man tries to kill Hilda Pierce, saying "This is for Elise." Visiting her in hospital Foyle meets over-bearing Sir Ian Woodhead, now head of MI6, who, during the war, ran SOE with Hilda, sending undercover agents into occupied France. Foyle learns that Elise was the codename of Sophie Corrigan, an agent killed by the Nazis and that the young man is her brother Miles, out to take revenge on those who sent her to die. At the same time Foyle's department is investigating high powered black marketer Damian White, who has dealings with a Russian diplomat and has corrupt policemen on his payroll. A recovering Hilda tells Foyle that nine agents died in France and the SOE believed that a spy, code-named Plato, was responsible. There are three suspects - one of whom is being blackmailed by White into giving him government papers that he sells to the Soviets. Foyle finally unveils the truth, causing terrible consequences for two people. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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The location for the external shots of the MI6 HQ was the former Cunard building on Canada Boulevard at the Liverpool waterfront. See more »


Damian White: For what it's worth, Mr. Foyle, I'm not a Bolshie. I love my country. This was all just business.
Christopher Foyle: And for what it's worth, Mr. White, whatever you may call it, you're guilty of treason, which still carries a death sentence.
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Fur Elise
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (in 1810 but unpublished until 1867, 40 years after his death)
Heard on piano under main titles
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'Foyle's War' ends on the highest of highs
9 November 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.

"Elise" and the previous episode "Trepass" for me are the two best episodes of 'Foyle's War's' revival period. Some fans didn't like the change of pace 'Foyle's War' took in the post-war episodes, while some episodes handled it better than others it didn't bother me that much. "Elise" ends 'Foyle's War' on the highest of highs and is one of the best episodes of the latter seasons, would go as far to say that it's one of the best of the series overall and there are a lot of high points (even the weakest episodes are still decent). It's the tightest paced episode of the series' revival period and has more spirit than any other episode of the period too.

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 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. The story is well-paced, suitably complicated without being convoluted and is nice and twisty. The ending is both shocking and moving (even if it's not a series finale that people typically expect), a brilliant job here is done with Hilda and "Elise" is the episode where Adam bothered me least.

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 Britain after 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.

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 and have really appreciated her development, while Hilda and Arthur have proved to be worthy regular characters.

Can't fault the supporting cast at all either.

All in all, couldn't have been a more ideal end to such a wonderful series. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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