What Is Foyle's War About?


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"Foyle's War" is a British mystery television series set in Sussex, England, during and shortly after World War II. Its protagonist is Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle (played by Michael Kitchen), who specializes in catching criminals who use the confusion and turmoil caused by the war to their advantage. Aiding him in his investigations are his driver Samantha "Sam" Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks) and Detective Sergeant Paul Milner (Anthony Howell).

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What Is Foyle's War About?
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"Foyle's War" was originally commissioned by the UK television station ITV as a replacement for its mystery series "Inspector Morse," which had ended in 2000. It premiered on October 27, 2002, and was cancelled after five seasons. However, the series was revived due to audience demand, and series six premiered on April 11, 2010.

Starting in season six, the series is set after the end of World War II, and Foyle begins to work for MI5 in season seven. After its eighth season, the series was again cancelled.

There are currently no plans to revive it, and the final episode premiered on January 18, 2015. Upon its completion, the series contained 28 episodes. It has been widely praised for its attention to accurate period detail and for Michael Kitchen's performance in the title role.

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