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Foyle's War

(DVD - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Foyle's War
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English Detective Christopher Foyle solves crimes on the home front while he reluctantly sits out on World War II.
Publisher: [United States] : Acorn Media, [2003]
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 1569386048
1569386064
1569386072
1569386080
1569386099
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama FOYLES
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (412 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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Detective Christopher Foyle solves crimes on the home front as he's refused the opportunity to serve during World War II.

English Detective Christopher Foyle solves crimes on the home front while he reluctantly sits out on World War II. It's fascinating to see how World War II played out on the south coast of England.

A highly intelligent series that is fascinating on many levels. It's set during World War II but the focus is on the civilian folks in a seaside town. And then there's always a good mystery in each episode.


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Jan 12, 2015
  • rp3276 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great series and a history lesson of England during the War at home.

Nov 29, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I find these British murder mysteries (outside of Luther) to be good, but not great. The acting is excellent, but the stories are so-so.

Disc 1 contains The German Woman, an interview with Anthony Horowitz, filmographies of main characters, and production notes, including how the series came to be and production design challenges. Disc 2 contains The White Feather, filmographies of main characters, and the same production notes as were on Disc 1. Disc 3 contains A Lesson in Murder, the same production notes as were on Discs 1 and 2, and filmographies. David Tennant has a supporting role in this episode. Disc 4 contains Eagle Day, the rest of the interview with Anthony Horowitz, filmographies, and the same production notes as were on discs 1, 2, and 3.

This is an excellent series. Wish I would of started watching them when they first came out. Have watched up to Series 4 and will continue to watch all them until I'm caught up. My ONE AND ONLY complaint: SUBTITLES(!) or lack of them! Seriously, I NEED subtitles, especially when watching shows from Great Britain. I have a lot of trouble trying to understand what is said. That is my one and only complaint about this series. Some of the other British shows have the subtitle options, I wish this one did. I think I'm missing out on important stuff being said by not understanding the accent. Highly recommend people to watch this series.

Feb 25, 2013
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another fine episode as the war inches forward and things look very dark for Britain. The WW2 period recreation is terrific, practically immersive, which makes the good writing and fine acting all the more involving.

Feb 24, 2013
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The genius of this series is setting its crime solving in WW2 England with a superb period recreation that is almost immersive. The acting is perfect and never breaks the spell. Even when the plot slows down a bit, it remains involving. This first episode bodes very well for the whole series and for many hours of viewing pleasure.

Jun 21, 2012
  • charlie2911 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

3rd in the series, June 1940. - This episode concerns conscientious objectors, hanging judges and a mysterious factory in Foyle's area. Excellent story of prejudice and hatred early in the war.

Jun 13, 2012
  • Ellington4 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

We have become totally hooked on this terrific BBC series that takes place on the Home Front during the years of World War II. Michael Kitchen is marvelous as a conscientious police detective who would rather be fighting in the war, instead of solving crimes in the English seaport town of Hastings. His compatriots are also wonderfully cast. There are murders, most having some connection to the war, but the series is notable for how it depicts how life was in England from 1940 to the end of the war--good and bad. This episode is the last of the first season, and there were six more seasons. We plan to watch all the episodes chronoligaclly. This is an addictive, highly intelligent series that is much more than about detecting crime.

May 31, 2012
  • charlie2911 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

2nd episode of the series. May 1940 - - In each episode the story covers a local crime as well as an aspect of real life in WW2. Whether investigating sabotage, looting, stolen food or fuel supplies, treason, or murder, Foyle and his colleagues must wage their own personal war amidst the tumult of a larger one.
- - Detective Sergeant Paul Milner is adjusting to life as Foyle's assistant after losing his leg at Trondheim. Foyle is asked to interview Edith Johnstone, a girl accused of sabotage near a military camp. It's a hangable offence but Edith seems defiant. A domineering woman called Margaret Ellis runs a local pub, The White Feather. She hosts a social gathering of prominent people who all sympathise with The Friday Clubs anti -war ideals. - As Foyle and Milner unravel the interwoven evils of the The Friday Club, Milner is forced to confront his own attitude and his allegiance to Foyle. The climax brings a tragedy of its own, with the events of Dunkirk and the bravery of those who go to rescue the stranded soldiers. - - This DVD has SDH

May 31, 2012
  • charlie2911 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

1st episode of a great series that runs to at least 7 seasons ! - In each episode the story covers a local crime as well as an aspect of real life in WW2 southern England. Whether investigating sabotage, looting, stolen food or fuel supplies, treason, or murder, Foyle and his colleagues must wage their own personal war amidst the tumult of a larger one. It's May 1940 and Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle feels his skills would be better used aiding the war effort than investigating domestic crime in Sussex. His boss, Assistant Commissioner Summers disagrees and sends him back to Hastings. This story also covers the hypocrisy and common attitudes to German people living in England. In the meantime Foyle's son signs on as an RAF pilot. - - This DVD has SDH

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