Episode Guide

While WWII rages across the Channel, police detective Christopher Foyle reluctantly remains on duty in his quiet English coastal town. The battle comes to Foyle in its own way as he probes war-related cases of murder, espionage, and treason. Mystery blends with history, moral complexity, and period atmosphere in this splendid British series.

Set 8

The acclaimed British mystery returns with new episodes set amid the pressure and politics of the Cold War. Michael Kitchen (Out of Africa) stars as the enigmatic detective chief inspector Christopher Foyle. Foyle and his loyal driver Sam (Honeysuckle Weeks) are back on the case in these three feature-length mysteries inspired by real events during the Cold War. John Mahoney (Frasier, In Treatment) guest stars.

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High Castle

Foyle is drawn into the murky world of international oil politics after a London university professor is found stabbed in a park.

Trespass

When a young man is assaulted in the grounds of a university, Foyle wonders if the attack is racially motivated as the victim is the wealthy son of a high profile Jewish businessman.

Elise

An assassination attempt on a colleague forces Foyle to revisit the wartime years. Meanwhile, Sam is faced with a dilemma at home.

Set 7

Michael Kitchen stars again as the thoughtful and enigmatic Foyle but in this new series we will see him in a different and exciting new role – working for British Secret Intelligence.

With one war ended, a new one is looming as the iron curtain falls across Europe. MI5 suspects British atomic research has been infiltrated, and ask Foyle to investigate whether a Russian spy network could be at work in the heart of London.

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The Eternity Ring

16 July, 1945. A military convoy arrives in the New Mexico desert carrying Professor Michael Fraser, a British nuclear scientist, and his wife, Helen Fraser. Another scientist, Max Hoffman, is waiting for them, and he takes them into a bunker where they watch the explosion of the first nuclear bomb together.


One year later, a cypher clerk, Aleksei Gorin, steals secrets from the Soviet Embassy in London. He is chased by NKVD agents but manages to escape.

The Cage

Foyle’s investigation into the death of a nameless Russian leads to a mysterious military facility run by a respected Colonel with an impeccable war record.


But as Foyle makes enquiries, he realizes the dead Russian was a spy with dangerous connections to British intelligence. Sam does her best to help husband, Adam, during his by-election campaign, but can’t help putting her foot in it...

Sunflower

In this final episode, Foyle is drawn into the bizarre murder of an ex-Nazi defector and leading expert on Soviet intelligence who had been working for MI5. Meanwhile Sam’s husband, Adam, is so pre-occupied with his new political job, she worries whether she’ll be able to share some big news with him...

Set 6

Returning for a three-episode encore, this enormously popular, award-winning mystery series stars Michael Kitchen as DCS Christopher Foyle, a police investigator in the British coastal community of Hastings. In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Foyle finds his longed-for retirement interrupted by cases involving international intrigue, military racism, and an accused traitor all too willing to go to the gallows.

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The Russian House

June 1945. Tracking an escaped Russian POW at the behest of British intelligence, Foyle becomes involved in a murder investigation conducted by his former subordinate, DI Paul Milner. The situation threatens not only their already strained relationship, but also Foyle’s life.

The Hide

August 1945. Foyle probes the mysterious motives of James Devereaux, a former POW and member of the British Free Corps, who refuses to defend himself against treason charges. Meanwhile, Milner investigates the murder of a young woman rooming with the Devereaux family’s housekeeper.

Killing Time

July 1945. While African American GIs wait for transport home, racial tensions run high at the army base in Hastings—particularly when a black American serviceman becomes romantically involved with a white local woman. Then a series of nighttime holdups adds to the town’s concerns and leaves Foyle puzzled.

Set 5

Combining uncompromising historical accuracy with compelling mysteries, this acclaimed PBS series continues with three feature-length episodes. Michael Kitchen stars as DCS Christopher Foyle, investigating wartime crimes in an English coastal town. With the end of World War II slowly but inevitably approaching, Foyle and his fellow citizens learn the price of victory and face a peace that will transform their lives in unexpected ways.

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Plan of Attack

April 1944. DS Milner’s investigation of a transportation fraud sets in motion a series of events that brings Foyle back to the force. As Hastings hosts an ecumenical conference on the morality of continued Allied bombing, Foyle probes the suspicious death of a young cartographer from the Air Ministry office.

All Clear

May 1945. As all of Britain awaits the formal announcement of the war’s end, Foyle reluctantly joins a committee preparing to keep public order during the celebration to come. But the end comes too soon for two men—one a stabbing victim, the other an apparent suicide.

Broken Souls

October 1944. At a psychiatric clinic treating troubled soldiers, the investigation of a doctor’s murder turns up no shortage of suspects among the patients and staff. It also complicates Foyle’s friendship with Dr. Josef Novak, the Polish refugee who heads the clinic.

Set 4

History meets mystery in this award-winning PBS series, with four all-new feature-length episodes set at the height of World War II. Michael Kitchen returns as the laconic Christopher Foyle, detective chief superintendent in the English town of Hastings. War has torn the social fabric of this once quiet coastal community, and Foyle’s investigations explore the violence and opportunism that the conflict has fostered on the home front.

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Invasion

As the first American GIs arrive to build an airbase near Hastings, the murder of a barmaid further strains already-tense relations between the locals and the Yanks.

Bleak Midwinter

The death of a young munitions worker and the murder of Paul Milner’s wife seem linked, and Foyle strives to clear his sergeant from suspicion.

 

Bad Blood

A top-secret experiment in biological warfare goes horribly wrong, complicating a murder investigation and threatening the life of Foyle’s faithful driver, Sam.

Casualties of War

While investigating gambling and sabotage, Foyle takes in his troubled goddaughter and her severely traumatized son, who refuses to speak.

Set 3

The international hit mystery series continues with four stories set in 1941, as World War II rages over Europe. Michael Kitchen stars as detective Christopher Foyle, whose loyalties are put to the test as his investigations uncover unpleasant truths that powerful people would rather keep hidden. Grounded in historical fact and filmed in London and the southern counties of England, Foyle’s War opens a unique window on a significant time and place.

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The French Drop

Investigating a suspicious death, Foyle gets caught up in the rivalry between the established spy agency MI5 and the newly created SOE (Special Operations Executive).

They Fought in the Fields

A murdered farmer and the crash landing of a German plane present a confusing case, especially as spring is in the air and even Foyle is not immune to a whiff of romance.

Enemy Fire

Sabotage, murder, and adultery at a pioneering RAF hospital brings Foyle face to face with the devastating physical and emotional consequences of war.

A War of Nerves

An unexploded bomb at a busy shipyard leads to a startling discovery in a complex story of greed and politics.

Set 2

The critically acclaimed PBS series that weaves mystery with real historical events returns with four stories set in September and October 1940. Winner of the BAFTA Audience Award (2003), the series stars Michael Kitchen as quietly enigmatic detective Christopher Foyle, whose territory on the south coast of England is rocked by the chaos and danger of World War II.

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FIfty Ships

Foyle’s determined investigation of a body on a deserted beach puts at risk the donation of American Aid and the crucial start of the Lend-Lease in the war.

War GAmes

Divided loyalties lead to revenge and murder when a businessman puts profits before principles in a secret pact with the Nazis.

Among the Few

Pilots and their girlfriends live fast and die young in a story of greed and passion where Foyle finds appearances are deceptive.

The Funk Hole

Foyle finds himself accused of a serious offense, which complicates his hunt for a murderer at a sinister hotel.

Set 1

Michael Kitchen (Out of Africa) stars as Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Foyle in this original PBS Masterpiece Theatre mystery series. Set in the beautiful southern English countryside amid the disorder and danger of World War II, Foyle’s War takes place far from the glory of the front. His is an ordinary struggle, against everyday evil, in extraordinarily dangerous times.

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The German Woman

When a beautiful Austrian woman is found murdered with a swastika painted on a nearby tree, Foyle realizes the seemingly peaceful Sussex town harbors any number of suspects.

A Lesson in Murder

A conscientious objector dies in police custody, setting in motion a series of suspicious deaths and a complicated puzzle for Foyle.

The White Feather

The arrest of a young girl on a sabotage charge brings Foyle into contact with a group of English Nazi sympathizers.

 

Eagle Day

In the course of investigating a murder, Foyle uncovers a plot to steal art treasures being moved from the local museum to Wales for safekeeping.