The BEST Seasons of Foyle's War

Every season 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.

Season 6

#1 - Season 6

First Aired: Jan 6, 2008

With the end of World War II slowly but inevitably approaching, Foyle and his fellow citizens learn the price of victory and face a peace that will transform their lives in unexpected ways.

star 8.75
4 votes
Season 1

#2 - Season 1

First Aired: Oct 27, 2002

star 8.60
10 votes
Season 3

#3 - Season 3

First Aired: Oct 24, 2004

star 8.60
5 votes
Season 4

#4 - Season 4

First Aired: Jan 15, 2006

star 8.60
5 votes
Season 5

#5 - Season 5

First Aired: Feb 11, 2007

star 8.60
5 votes
Season 2

#6 - Season 2

First Aired: Nov 16, 2003

star 8.50
6 votes
Season 9

#7 - Season 9

First Aired: Jan 4, 2015

The acclaimed detective series returns with more mysteries set in the uncertain days at the beginning of the Cold War. In 1946 London, former DCS Christopher Foyle now employs his unerring investigative skills on behalf of MI5, assisted by his ever-faithful driver, Sam Wainwright.

star 8.50
6 votes
Season 7

#8 - Season 7

First Aired: Apr 11, 2010

In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Foyle finds his longed-for retirement interrupted by cases involving international intrigue, military racism, and an accused traitor all too willing to go to the gallows.

star 7.75
4 votes
Season 8

#9 - Season 8

First Aired: Mar 24, 2013

World War II is over, but the Cold War simmers in 1946 London. DCS Christopher Foyle has retired from police work when Britain's secret intelligence service compels him to join its ranks. Reunited with his former colleague, newlywed Sam Wainwright, Foyle faces new-but no less deadly-threats in the world of spies and counterintelligence.

star 7.20
5 votes