Foyle's War

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Michael Kitchen returns to the role of Christopher Foyle, a Senior Intelligence Officer for the secret service, MI5, Each episode scripted by Anthony Horowitz, the stories will explore the world of the American and German businesses that were accused of fuelling Hitler’s War Machine and will reflect on the tangled web of promises to the Jews to create a state of Israel in British Palestine.
Starring
Michael KitchenHoneysuckle Weeks
Genres
SuspenseHistoricalDramaMilitary and War
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. High Castle
    February 1, 2015
    1 h 28 min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Foyle, now working for British Intelligence, is drawn into the world of corrupt Nazi businessmen when London university professor William Knowles is found brutally murdered in a London park. When it transpires that the professor was actually working at the Nuremberg trials, Foyle realizes that there are powerful people trying to conceal secrets from the war.
  2. 2. Trespass
    February 8, 2015
    1 h 27 min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a young student is badly assaulted, Foyle wonders if the attack is racially motivated as the young man was the son of a wealthy and high profile Jewish businessman. Sam is determined to help a young boy in Adam's constituency when she realises his life may be in danger because he cannot afford hospital care.
  3. 3. Elise
    February 15, 2015
    1 h 29 min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When his colleague Hilda Pierce is nearly killed in an attempted assassination, Foyle must re-examine her top-secret role during the war to find out if there was a traitor at the heart of the Special Operations Executive.

Bonus

  • A Day in the Life of Foyle's War
    25min
    NR

    Go behind the scenes and see a typical day of filming Foyle's War.

  • Anthony Horowitz and Terry Charman: the Truth behind the Fiction: High Castle
    13min
    NR

    Foyle's War writer and creator Anthony Horowitz is joined by historian Terry Charman to discuss the real-life historical inspiration behind each episode.

  • Anthony Horowitz and Terry Charman: the Truth behind the Fiction: Elise
    21min
    NR

    Foyle's War writer and creator Anthony Horowitz is joined by historian Terry Charman to discuss the real-life historical inspiration behind each episode.

  • Anthony Horowitz and Terry Charman: the Truth behind the Fiction: Trespass
    16min
    NR

    Foyle's War writer and creator Anthony Horowitz is joined by historian Terry Charman to discuss the real-life historical inspiration behind each episode.

  • Interview with John Mahoney
    20min
    NR

    Foyle's War guest star John Mahoney of Fraiser fame discusses being a Foyle's War fan, working in the UK, and the differences between theatre and television.

  • Back in Time with Foyle's War
    26min
    NR

    Join the cast and crew of Foyle's War on location at an airfield.

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Directors
Stuart OrmeAndy Hay
Producers
John Chapman
Season year
2015
Network
RLJ Entertainment
Content advisory
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4.7 out of 5 stars

526 global ratings

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Just Some DadReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Out With A Bang
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Thoroughly enjoyable
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Cartoonish Anti-Americanism Tarnishes This Excellent Series
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Speaking as an Anglophile . . . my annual trips to England are the highlight of my year. And this series is excellent. And yet.

In such an outstanding, well-written and thoughtful series, why do we have to put up with a cartoonish Ugly American again and again? With so many characters so well-drawn and nuanced, why must we have every cliche of Americans that the Brits, who as we know have never acted as if they are God's Gift, packed into a handful of bad guy Americans across the years of this series? Several websites have noted how badly Americans come off in this series.

The Brits never treated the peoples they subjected badly -- only Americans do this, right? Oh dear - during the same period that on-his-high-horse-Foyle is criticizing segregated American army bases, my Indian father-in-law was a boy forbidden to set foot in large parts of his own land, called the "n" word, and living with prohibitions spelled out in signs like "no dogs or Indians allowed." Foyle's War skims over some of the negatives of British imperialism and profit motives, both in their territories and in this very war, but misdirects the viewer by wallowing in American wrong-doing by creating easy-to-hate caricatures of Americans. It's too pervasive to be an accident; and it spoils the series.
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Jonathan BaronReviewed in the United States on May 15, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent but More Plot Driven in its Final Season
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I'd originally thought this series should have ended with VE Day and the closing of the Hastings police season used during the war. Yet subsequent seasons stood on their own. Difference is that the WWII seasons of Foyle's War were told though the viewpoint of Christopher Foyle alone. He flawlessly and invariably represents ethical and moral ideals in the face of all manner of plausible challenges that war represents. Moral absolutes exist for Foyle. And we, the viewers, in siding with him like to believe they exist for us as well. This is the feel good aspect of the series - a sort of wish fulfillment that has always drawn people to tales of heroes.

Yet what makes this series remarkable is its frankness. There are no winners of WWII, only losers including all of western Europe. This is the point of the post war seasons. Broken, exhausted and bankrupt, Europe vanishes from the world stage as its citizens wonder what it was all for. In these far more reflective final seasons, the character of Foyle himself recedes, replaced by far more plot driven writing exploring many viewpoints. It concludes superbly with perhaps the most unlikely of characters asserting, in a very moving way, that moral absolutes must indeed exist nonetheless.
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will crowReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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There are a dozen ways they could continue this show in spinoffs. I'd watch another nine seasons of SOE recruits doing odd jobs for MI-5 or whatever secret departments they had back then. All the awkward attempts to break into places, the old Sten Guns and Webley revolvers flashing. The stumbling around trying to pick locks and listening in on phone calls, the paper trails and research all on film, and micro film eventually.
I'd watch the whole thing along with back stories on how Foyle and Sam and everyone gets along after the war. I love the whole show and wish there was more. Wish they'd HAVE to check with me before cancelling.
4 people found this helpful
T. TinkerReviewed in the United States on September 5, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Polemics Across the Pond
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Two phrases spoken in "Trespass," the second episode of Season 9, have been conspicuously adopted by American Presidential polemicists. "Trespass" begins with a reprise of a 1946 British newsreel about the bombing of the King David Hotel that describes the attack as "senseless violence," a signature phrase of the Obama Administration applied to recent acts of terror. Later in "Trespass," the British nationalist Charles Lucas proclaims his intention to "make Britain great again," a signature phrase of the Trump campaign applied to American socio-economic and military setbacks. It would seem British media professionals past and present are writing contemporary American political scripts for liberals and conservatives alike. Or is it that American politicians are revising British diplomatic agendas? Dissolution of the "special relationship" between Britain and America that produces increasing tension between British and American interests is a prominent subtext of Season 9. I fault the post World War II episodes of FOYLE'S WAR only inasmuch as they consistently portray Americans as loud-mouthed and witless. Surely Americans as much as any nationals are individuals, some of whom are clever and have soft voices.
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airplane loverReviewed in the United States on February 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
enjoyable series
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If you have a history/war buff in your home, you will enjoy this series. We starting watching on the education channel (Masterpiece Theater), but didn't want to wait for the next installment so we paid for them.
MikeReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
As good, if not better, than seasons 1-8
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If you liked the first 8 seasons of "Foyle's War", I think you'll love season 9. It's really amazing how the show brings out topics I've never really thought of with regard to war and post-war conditions. It was eye opening to hear a character say, "Sometimes I wonder if we won the war," because conditions in England were so bad even after the war ended.

I believe these are the last 3 episodes they plan to make, but they didn't finish it as though they couldn't make anymore. If you've never seen Foyle's War, it's really worth watching in my opinion. It's not action packed like many American shows; but if you like suspense, drama, intrigue, plot twists, and a touch of British humor combined with WWII, espionage, and treason in England, this show is for you.
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David A. RobertsReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Foyle's War could quite possibly the best television series EVER
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Foyle's War could quite possibly the best television series EVER! Although it has been going for the past 13 years in a limited number of episodes each year, my wife and I have totally connected with the characters.
The period details are fantastic and although some say there is some evidence of a slip up or two, not to my eye.
The dialogue is sometimes sparse, but completely believable and although the time frame is WWII the early Cold War period the storylines have a very contemporary feel. We're saddened to see the series end and hope for a made for television movie or better still a full feature length film at some future date. Michael Kitchen is marvelous as is Honeysuckle Weeks. We have watched each episode twice and will go back from time to time to get our "Foyle's fix.
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