The BEST Episodes of Foyle's War

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: ITV

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.

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#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.

star 8.55
182 votes

#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.

star 8.47
256 votes

#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.

star 8.42
186 votes
Among The Few

#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.

star 8.30
326 votes
Writers: Anthony Horowitz, Michael Hall (II)
The Hide

#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.

star 8.29
259 votes
Directors: Stuart Orme
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
War Games

#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.

star 8.19
357 votes
Directors: Giles Foster
Writers: Anthony Horowitz, Michael Russell
Plan of Attack

#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.

star 8.16
349 votes
Directors: Tristram Powell
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
Broken Souls

#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.

star 8.14
308 votes
Directors: Simon Langton
Writers: Anthony Horowitz, Michael Chaplin
Fifty Ships

#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.

star 8.09
365 votes
Directors: Giles Foster
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
All Clear

#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.

star 8.08
342 votes
Directors: Tristram Powell
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
Killing Time

#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.

star 8.06
338 votes
Directors: David Richards
Writers: Anthony Horowitz, David Kane
Enemy Fire

#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.

star 8.01
384 votes
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
Bad Blood

#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.

star 7.99
407 votes
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
Bleak Midwinter

#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.

star 7.99
335 votes
Directors: Gavin Millar
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
The Funk Hole

#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.

star 7.94
389 votes
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
The Eternity Ring

#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.

star 7.92
242 votes

#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.

star 7.91
407 votes
Directors: Gavin Millar
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
A Lesson in Murder

#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.

star 7.89
375 votes
Directors: David Thacker
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
High Castle

#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.

star 7.87
172 votes
Directors: Stuart Orme
War of Nerves

#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.

star 7.87
403 votes
Directors: Gavin Millar
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
The French Drop

#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.

star 7.86
390 votes
Directors: Gavin Millar
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
Casualties of War

#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.

star 7.85
346 votes
Directors: Tristram Powell
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
The Russian House

#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.

star 7.81
347 votes
Directors: Stuart Orme
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
Eagle Day

#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.

star 7.81
392 votes
Writers: Anthony Horowitz
They Fought in the Fields

#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.

star 7.79
397 votes
Writers: Anthony Horowitz, Rob Heyland