The BEST episodes of Foyle's War

Every episode of Foyle's War ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Foyle's War!

Touted as the new Inspector Morse, this ITV detective show stars Michael Kitchen as a police inspector frustrated at being stuck at home investigating provincial crimes during the Second World War. Honeysuckle Weeks is an inspired choice as Foyle's sidekick, a clergyman's daughter posted from the Women's Royal Army Corps to serve as his driver, and she plays the part with an admirable period style. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940 - which may seem a strangely remote period in which to place a new detective, but the setting turns out to be a means of adding moral and dramatic depth to the storylines.

Last Updated: 11/29/2022Network:ITV1
184 votes

#1 - Trespass

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/11/2015

Tasked with ensuring security at a high level Palestinian conference, with signs that a plot to bomb the conference maybe under way, Foyle faces a race against time to uncover not only the truth, but where the truth lies. Meanwhile Sam is determined to help a young boy in Adam’s constituency when she realises his life may be in danger because he cannot afford hospital care.

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256 votes

#2 - Sunflower

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/7/2013

Foyle finds himself beingdrawn into the strange murder of an ex-Nazi defector and leading expert on Soviet intelligence who had been working for MI5. Sam’s husband, Adam, is pre-occupied with his new political jobleaving her concerned that she’ll be able to share some huge news with him.

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167 votes

#3 - Elise

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/18/2015

Foyle must find out if there was a traitor within the SOE after Hilda Pierce is shot in an attempted assassination.

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Among The Few
323 votes

#4 - Among The Few

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/23/2003

Sam volunteers to go undercover to discover how rationed gasoline is being stolen from a fuel depot, and Andrew becomes a suspect in a murder case.

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The Hide
258 votes

#5 - The Hide

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/25/2010

DCS Foyle is replaced and is free at last - he's resigned his position and planning to travel to the United States for an extended tour. Before departing however, he's asked to look into the case of James Devereaux, a young man who joined the Nazi British Free Corps during the war.

Directors: Stuart Orme
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War Games
352 votes

#6 - War Games

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/30/2003

When a British food corporation signs a secret agreement with the Nazis to provide essential food services to the enemy during wartime, murders result.

Directors: Giles Foster
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Killing Time
328 votes

#7 - Killing Time

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/18/2010

Sam moves in with Adam Wainwright to help run his guest house though,due to his shyness,they are not a couple. One of the tenants, Mandy Dean,is having a tough time, raising a baby fathered by black G.I. Gabe Kelly. Her old boyfriend Tommy Duggan is devastated when he returns and makes the discovery.

Directors: David Richards
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Plan of Attack
331 votes

#8 - Plan of Attack

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/6/2008

Christopher Foyle has left the police, and is working from home on a memoir, with the aid of an eager typist. Paul Milner is unhappy with his new DCS, a capable investigator but a man lacking in charm or charisma. Milner is threatened while investigating a gambling ring, and disaster strikes.

Directors: Tristram Powell
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Fifty Ships
355 votes

#9 - Fifty Ships

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/16/2003

After Foyle is a guest at a friend's home at a dinner for an important American diplomat, a suicide victim and German agent both are discovered near the house.

Directors: Giles Foster
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Broken Souls
306 votes

#10 - Broken Souls

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/13/2008

Foyles hones in on two murders: an unpopular psychiatrist in a trauma facility and a low security German POW on work release to a local farm.

Directors: Simon Langton
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High Castle
178 votes

#11 - High Castle

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/4/2015

Foyle, now working for British Intelligence, is drawn into the world of corrupt Nazi businessmen when a London university professor is found murdered.

Directors: Stuart Orme
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Enemy Fire
378 votes

#12 - Enemy Fire

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/31/2004

February 1941: When a local manor house is commandeered for use as a special burn unit for treating injured RAF pilots, Foyle is called in to investigate a series of strange accidents.

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All Clear
251 votes

#13 - All Clear

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/20/2008

Foyle joins a municipal committee that's preparing for the now imminent V-E Day celebration but soon finds himself investigating the deaths of two of its members.

Directors: Tristram Powell
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Bad Blood
403 votes

#14 - Bad Blood

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/22/2006

Foyle investigates the a mysterious disease affecting local farm animals and looks into the arrest of a pacifist accused of stabbing a war hero.

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The Funk Hole
379 votes

#15 - The Funk Hole

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/7/2003

Foyle's investigation of the death of a young black marketeer and stolen food is interrupted by his suspension on charges of sedition.

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Bleak Midwinter
251 votes

#16 - Bleak Midwinter

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/11/2007

The apparently accidental death of a young woman in a munitions factory becomes linked with the station house itself.

Directors: Gavin Millar
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The Russian House
345 votes

#17 - The Russian House

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/11/2010

It's June 1945 and Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle is still on duty as they are unable to find a replacement for him. He's approached by Brigadier Timothy Wilson, his former commanding officer from his own military service in World War I, who is looking for a Russian POW, Ivan Spiakov, who has escaped and is believed to have been seen in the Hastings area.

Directors: Stuart Orme
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401 votes

#18 - Invasion

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/15/2006

American troops arrive in Britain and the Corps of Engineers building an airstrip on a Hastings farm is met with resentment.

Directors: Gavin Millar
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A Lesson in Murder
370 votes

#19 - A Lesson in Murder

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/10/2002

Foyle investigates the suicide of a pacifist and death threats to the judge who ruled against his conscientious objector status.

Directors: David Thacker
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The French Drop
381 votes

#20 - The French Drop

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/24/2004

February 1941: Foyle again pursues a position that would allow him to contribute more to the war effort. But a local murder investigation sidetracks this endeavor as Foyle finds himself caught between rival spy organizations.

Directors: Gavin Millar
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War of Nerves
397 votes

#21 - War of Nerves

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/14/2004

A.C. Rose orders Foyle to delegate his investigation of black marketing ring and personally look into the possibly seditious acts of a Socialist activist.

Directors: Gavin Millar
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Eagle Day
389 votes

#22 - Eagle Day

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/17/2002

Foyle investigates a man found with a knife in his stomach in a bombed out building while son Andrew gets involved in a top secret radar program.

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The Eternity Ring
237 votes

#23 - The Eternity Ring

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/24/2013

Foyle is now working in a different new role working for British Secret Intelligence. As the iron curtain falls across Europe, MI5 believe that British atomic research has been infiltrated, and ask Foyle to investigate whether a Russian spy network could be at work in London.

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Casualties of War
249 votes

#24 - Casualties of War

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/15/2007

Foyle has his hands full dealing with illegal gambling, sabotage, and his needy goddaughter who shows up on his doorstep with her traumatized son.

Directors: Tristram Powell
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They Fought in the Fields
390 votes

#25 - They Fought in the Fields

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/7/2004

April 1941: Foyle questions three Land Army girls about a murder that occurs on a Hastings farm.

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