Returning for a three-episode encore, this enormously popular, award-winning mystery series stars Michael Kitchen (Out of Africa
) as Detective Chief Inspector 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. Complete UK broadcast edition. Three episodes, approx. 300 minutes, 3 DVDs, SDH.
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.
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.
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.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 300 minutes
Number of Discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Starring Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks and Anthony Howell; and featuring Max Brown, Christopher Good, Tim Pigott-Smith, Charlotte Riley, Sam Spruell, Andrew Scott, David Yelland, and Anastasia Hille.
"Outstanding"--The New York Times
"The drama seems infused, suddenly, with important complexity, with great questions of war, peace, civilian casualties"--The Wall Street Journal
"Michael Kitchen as Foyle is a pleasure to watch."--DVD Talk
"For the mystery fans, Foyle is a must-see"--The Houston Chronicle
"As always, the production values are superb: the show captures the fortitude, the longing, the deprivations of a country at war." --Metro Newspapers Silicon Valley (CA)
"This series boasts great camera angles, good television strategies, and extremely real and developed characters."--Blogger News Network
"One of the best shows on British television...But what was best about Foyle's War was that the mysteries were damned clever."--Vancouver Voice
"And there's always an absorbing whodunit (or mad bomber, or rogue pilot, or warped priest) and a psychological twist to keep things interesting."--EW.com
"One of the all-time great mystery series on television."--New York Sun
"Well-made, truly compelling television show."--Memorable TV
"Foyle's War is one of the best shows on TV"--Memorable TV
"History meets mystery and the results are astounding"--Blogcritics Magazine
Lew Grade Award Winner (2003)
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series (2004)
BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Production Design (2003)
National Television Awards (UK) Nomination for Most Popular Newcomer (Honeysuckle Weeks, 2004)