The BEST Episodes of Foyle's War

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2019

Network: ITV1

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.

The Hide

#1 - The Hide

Season 7 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.45
86 votes
Directors: Stuart Orme
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
Bleak Midwinter

#2 - Bleak Midwinter

Season 5 - Episode 1

The apparently accidental death of a young woman in a munitions factory becomes linked with the murder of Milner's estranged wife as he falls under suspicion.

star 8.30
81 votes
Directors: Gavin Millar
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
Bad Blood

#3 - Bad Blood

Season 4 - Episode 2

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

star 8.27
95 votes
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
All Clear

#4 - All Clear

Season 6 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.27
86 votes
Directors: Tristram Powell
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
Plan of Attack

#5 - Plan of Attack

Season 6 - Episode 1

Milner is unhappy with his new DCS and has asked for a transfer, but after he is murdered, Foyle comes out of retirement to replace him.

star 8.24
93 votes
Directors: Tristram Powell
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
Broken Souls

#6 - Broken Souls

Season 6 - Episode 2

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.

star 8.23
82 votes
Directors: Simon Langton
Writers: Anthony Horowitz, Michael Chaplin

#7 - Invasion

Season 4 - Episode 1

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

star 8.19
98 votes
Directors: Gavin Millar
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
The Cage

#8 - The Cage

Season 8 - Episode 2

Foyle investigates the death of a Russian and it ends up leading to a mysterious military facility run by a Colonel with an impeccable war record.

star 8.17
98 votes

#9 - Elise

Season 9 - Episode 3

When his colleague Hilda Pierce is nearly killed in an attempted assassination, Foyle must re-examine her top secret role during the war to find out if there was a traitor at the heart of the Special Operations Executive.

star 8.15
89 votes
War Games

#10 - War Games

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 8.12
100 votes
Directors: Giles Foster
Writers: Anthony Horowitz, Michael Russell

#11 - Sunflower

Season 8 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.06
84 votes
They Fought in the Fields

#12 - They Fought in the Fields

Season 3 - Episode 3

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

star 8.06
87 votes
Writers: Anthony Horowitz, Rob Heyland
War of Nerves

#13 - War of Nerves

Season 3 - Episode 4

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.

star 8.05
94 votes
Directors: Gavin Millar
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
The Eternity Ring

#14 - The Eternity Ring

Season 8 - Episode 1

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.

star 8.04
95 votes
Among The Few

#15 - Among The Few

Season 2 - Episode 2

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.

star 8.03
97 votes
Writers: Anthony Horowitz, Michael Hall (II)
Enemy Fire

#16 - Enemy Fire

Season 3 - Episode 2

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.

star 8.03
99 votes
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
Killing Time

#17 - Killing Time

Season 7 - Episode 2

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.

star 8.00
82 votes
Directors: David Richards
Writers: Anthony Horowitz, David Kane
Casualties of War

#18 - Casualties of War

Season 5 - Episode 2

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

star 7.99
93 votes
Directors: Tristram Powell
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
The White Feather

#19 - The White Feather

Season 1 - Episode 2

With the English army trapped in France and a German invasion imminent, a Nazi sympathizer is murdered during a pro-Facist meeting at a country hotel.

star 7.98
141 votes
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
Fifty Ships

#20 - Fifty Ships

Season 2 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.96
106 votes
Directors: Giles Foster
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
The German Woman

#21 - The German Woman

Season 1 - Episode 1

The German wife of a rich and influential aristocrat exempted from wartime internment is found decapitated in the midst of anti-German feeling.

star 7.96
177 votes
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
The French Drop

#22 - The French Drop

Season 3 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.95
106 votes
Directors: Gavin Millar
Writers: Anthony Horowitz

#23 - Trespass

Season 9 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.95
93 votes
The Funk Hole

#24 - The Funk Hole

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 7.94
104 votes
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
A Lesson in Murder

#25 - A Lesson in Murder

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 7.88
116 votes
Directors: David Thacker
Writers: Anthony Horowitz