Spring and summer 1940: World War II has just begun and England looks all but doomed in the face of an inevitable German invasion. Still, someone has to fight crime on the home front and who better than Christopher Foyle? Michael Kitchen (Reckless, Oliver Twist) stars as the dogged detective chief inspector who faces four difficult cases on Foyle's War.
The quietly enigmatic Foyle would much rather serve his country in the armed forces, but his superiors deem him indispensable for combating the heightening anarchy along England's south coast, where the German army is expected any day. Uncertainty, espionage, bombs and internment are the new facts of life for Foyle and those around him. Yet sometimes they merge with an old one of affluent England -- murder.
Foyle's snappy young driver, Samantha "Sam" Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks, A Dark Adapted Eye), is eager to apply her amateur sleuthing skills to Foyle's complex cases. And his physically and emotionally maimed assistant, Detective Sergeant Paul Milner (Anthony Howell, Wives and Daughters) is suffering the aftereffects of British action against Germans in Norway, where he lost a leg. The woefully small team proves to be more than up to the challenge.
German Woman (December 20 - Part 1 & December 27 - Part 2)
It is May 1940 and Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle feels his skills would be better used aiding the war effort than investigating domestic crime on the South Coast.
His superior officer, Assistant Commissioner Summers disagrees and sends him back to Hastings. The only help he is given comes in the form of cheerful driver Samantha Stewart.
White Feather (January 3 - Part 1 & January 10 - Part 2)
Detective Sergeant Paul Milner is adjusting to life as Foyle's assistant after losing his leg at Trondheim. He finds himself drawn to the oration of the charismatic Guy Spencer, a prominent member of the pro-Hitler organisation, The Friday Club.
Isaac Wolf, a local young Jewish man happens to pass the entrance to the meeting and cannot hide his disgust. The guards follow and he is brutally beaten.
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