The BEST Episodes of Foyle's War
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021
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.
#1 - Elise
Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 18, 2015
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.
#2 - Sunflower
Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 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.
#3 - Trespass
Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.
#4 - Among The Few
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 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.
#5 - The Hide
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 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.
#6 - War Games
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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.
#7 - Plan of Attack
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2008
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.
#8 - Broken Souls
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 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.
#9 - Fifty Ships
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 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.
#10 - All Clear
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 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.
#11 - Killing Time
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 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.
#12 - Enemy Fire
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.
#13 - Bad Blood
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.
#14 - Bleak Midwinter
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 11, 2007
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.
#15 - The Funk Hole
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 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.
#16 - The Eternity Ring
Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 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.
#17 - Invasion
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 15, 2006
American troops arrive in Britain and the Corps of Engineers building an airstrip on a Hastings farm is met with resentment.
#18 - A Lesson in Murder
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 10, 2002
Foyle investigates the suicide of a pacifist and death threats to the judge who ruled against his conscientious objector status.
#19 - High Castle
Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.
#20 - War of Nerves
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.
#21 - The French Drop
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.
#22 - Casualties of War
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 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.
#23 - The Russian House
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 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.
#24 - Eagle Day
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.
#25 - They Fought in the Fields
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 7, 2004
April 1941: Foyle questions three Land Army girls about a murder that occurs on a Hastings farm.