Foyle's War: Season 1 (2002)


Season 1
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Air date: Oct 27, 2002

Michael Kitchen stars as the titular detective in this short series of mysteries set amidst the backdrop of England at the dawn of World War II. Foyle's War: The German Woman examines the effects of nationalist paranoia in the normally sleepy burgh of Hastings, where Foyle is stationed. It seems that a German immigrant has been interned by the local authorities in a manner so traumatic, it causes his wife to suffer a severe heart attack. As Foyle investigates the death, he learns that the town's detainment of Germans is more selective than one might think, and he begins to uncover suspicious activities that may have led to the woman's death.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2002

Conclusion. The murder of an aristocrat's German wife is investigated.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2002

Michael Kitchen stars as the titular detective in this short series of mysteries set amidst the backdrop of England at the dawn of World War II. Foyle's War: The White Feather revolves around The White Feather, a pro-fascism group that's gaining some support in Foyle's part of town. But when one of the group's most prominent members is shot at a rally, Foyle is left to sort out who did it: the young Jewish man beaten by some of the group's members, the boyfriend of a girl who's been indoctrinated into the group, or someone else entirely. The White Feather co-stars Anthony Howell as Foyle's home-from-the-war partner Paul Milner.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2002

The evacuation of Dunkirk forces the release of a suspect; Milner questions his allegiance to Foyle.

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Part 1 of two. A conscientious objector dies in police custody and a judge is threatened; a young evacuee is killed by a grenade booby-trap at the judge's home.

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Conclusion. A judge's home is booby-trapped, but the victim is a young evacuee staying at the judge's summerhouse.

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Part 1 of two. A body is found stabbed in the rubble of a bombing raid; Foyle's son is stationed nearby, but soon suspects trouble at his unit.

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Conclusion. Foyle's son senses tension between officers and young women air plotters; Foyle turns up clues about a stabbed body found after a bombing raid.

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Set during the early days of World War II, Season 1 of the mystery series opens with Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen), a veteran of World War I, returning to work in Hastings, along Britain's southern coast, after being rebuffed in his effort to transfer to the War Department. D ue to a shortage of male police officers, young Samantha "Sam" Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks) is transferred from the Mechanised Transport Corps to serve as his driver, though her talents stretch far beyond steering; and Sgt. Paul Milner (Anthony Howell), a r ecent war veteran seriously injured during Britain's ill-fated Norway campaign, soon assists him . Among the cases he tackles: the murder of the German wife of a local magistrate; the slaying of a hotel owner at a gathering organized by a fascist sympathizer; the death of a conscientious objector while in police custody; and the slaying of a local lorry driver.

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Critic Reviews for Foyle's War Season 1

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Luckily, the people you would least like to encounter in real life make fantastic TV.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This is quality, smart stuff -- plot points hinge on citizenship classifications, ration coupons, the location of safe houses. It requires that viewers watch carefully, and pay attention to details.

May 19, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Foyle's War: Season 1

  • May 03, 2020
    I was looking for highly rated British crime dramas and saw the high ratings for this series. I really like that it is set in WWII. It is about a detective solving domestic crimes with the war in progress. It is an older style of cinematography so I had to patiently wait to be drawn into the story. It didn't take long and I have found this series to be very entertaining. It is on Acorn TV so there are four 1.5 hour shows in the first series.
  • Nov 17, 2019
    Michael Kitchen is fantastic and draws you in with his somehow calculating, but warm demeanor. Anthony Howell and Honeysuckle Weeks compliment Kitchen superbly and, as a huge Downton Abbey fan, it is a real treat to see Julian Ovenden on screen who I'm hoping plays a bigger role in future seasons.

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