The BEST Episodes of Foyle's War
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 2, 2019
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 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.