Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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Milner is unhappy with his new DCS and has asked for a transfer, but after the DCS is murdered, Foyle comes out of retirement to replace him.


Tristram Powell


Anthony Horowitz (written and created by)



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Hutson ... Henry Scott
Malcolm Sinclair ... Father Martin Keppler
Fiona Glascott ... Jane Hudson
Vince Leigh ... Adam Everitt
Julian Wadham ... W / Cmdr Stephen Foster
Sheila Ballantine Sheila Ballantine ... Victoria Hammond
Nicholas Day ... DCS John Meredith
Jay Simpson ... Sgt Brooke
Anthony Howell ... Paul Milner
Michael Kitchen ... Christopher Foyle
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Samantha Stewart
Philip Fox ... Bill Burton
Robert Whitelock ... Richard Waterlow
Elizabeth McKechnie ... Joyce Meredith
Brian Poyser Brian Poyser ... Rev Aubrey Stewart


April 1944: The Allies have stepped up their war effort, and it seems the end of the war is in sight. Foyle has resigned as Detective Chief Superintendent, Sam has found a new job, Milner is fed up with his new boss, DCS Meredith. And then there are murders to investigate. Written by Cal

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War







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13 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


There is a real-life parallel to Christopher Foyle in the person of Charles Banks, who spent 33 years with the police, rising to the rank of sergeant and then patrol inspector, and then putting in another eleven years as a civilian.

In this story, Foyle is writing a history about the police constabulary of Hastings during the war. In real life, Banks also wrote a book which covered the war years in Hastings as well as the history of the area going back a century: The History of the Hastings County Borough Police From 1935 to 1967. See more »


The episode opens with an obviously Catholic confession (since only Catholics practice confession and the confessor is seen praying the rosary). The character confesses to "breaking the 6th Commandment," and the priest replies: "You've killed someone?" In the Catholic tradition "Thou shalt not kill" is the 5th Commandment; it is the 6th Commandment in the Protestant tradition. See more »


[first lines]
Henry Scott: Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.
Father Martin Keppler: How long since your last confession?
Henry Scott: Two weeks.
Father Martin Keppler: Tell me your sins.
Henry Scott: I... have broken the sixth commandment.
Father Martin Keppler: "Thou shalt not *kill*."
Henry Scott: I have killed. I have committed murder.
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Two Foyle's fans live at our house.
28 December 2009 | by alzabeesSee all my reviews

We look forward to watching new episodes and often order them through Netflix. We love the attention to detail that seems to permeate every show that we have watched.

In this episode two of the characters are rehearsing with their choir. Does anyone know the name of the piece that they are singing in that scene? It seems to be in Latin and for some odd reason I was singing along with the tune and cannot really remember where I learned it. I tried to that information here on IMDb, but the listing is not quite that detailed.


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