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Old 07-28-2008, 07:52 AM   #1
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Foyle's War - Enjoyable series.

The PBS/BBC Mystery series ended last night. I enjoyed every episode, especially the last episode when they neatly tied up every story line.

The production values of this BBC production were outstanding. I wish the series could have gone longer.


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Old 07-28-2008, 12:11 PM   #2
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"After six series the show came to an end because it was getting too expensive. In April 2008, the final wartime chapter of Foyle's story, "All Clear", was aired. However, on 9 April 2008, ITV announced that it was in talks with Horowitz and Greenlit Productions to overturn the previous cancellation and revive the series, continuing Foyle's adventures into peacetime, and some media observers saw high viewing figures for the penultimate episode (28% audience share) on April 13 that year as strengthening the case for a continuation. At the time the audience figures for the final episode were released (28% and an average of 7.3 million), ITV confirmed that it had entered and was continuing "early discussions" with Horowitz and Greenlit."
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:54 PM   #3
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This is one of our favorites as well. It has good writing and acting, and has been entertaining. I wish American could produce shows a few shows like Foyle's War. The drama has enough humor and "B" plot-lines to keep it interesting, and rarely, if ever, did it drag. I too hope it continues, but I am just happy that we had a chance to see it on the local PBS station. Mystery! has been watched by my wife and I for many years. For Rumpole, Cadfile, Foyle, Linley and many others, we are grateful.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:47 AM   #4
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My wife and I loved the Foyle's War series. Great casting and interesting stories. The last 3 episodes were a bit darker (story wise) than usual and not quite to my taste, but were well done as always. I like the way they wrapped things up. Ah, for the good old days in England and elsewhere when they just hung the murders.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:27 PM   #5
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Yes I enjoy all 3 of the recent stories on pbs, so much I ordered the first series of Foyle's war on dvd.
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:18 AM   #6
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Wow, forgot about this show ... haven't seen it years ... it was a nice show from what I remember ...

I had heard a while back that new episodes were coming out ... forgot about it though ...

Sighs ... haven't watched anything in the past several months ... longest I've gone in years ... of course, it should help if I fixed my tivo ... which I haven't got around it ...
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:28 AM   #7
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I've only watched a few episodes of Foyle's War, but I liked what I saw. It doesn't hurt that Honeysuckle Weeks is a complete hottie in uniform, too:


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Old 08-05-2008, 09:14 AM   #8
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I've only watched a few episodes of Foyle's War, but I liked what I saw. It doesn't hurt that Honeysuckle Weeks is a complete hottie in uniform, too:

She looks even better in modern clothes. She shows up in other UK series like Midsumers Murders. Anthony Horowitz does a lot of mysteries.

For some reason, my PBS channel has yet to broadcast season five or six.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:43 AM   #9
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The summer Masterpiece Mysteries here have included Inspector Lewis and Foyles' War. Next up are a few Inspector Lynley Mysteries. They have been separated by a couple of open weeks dedicated to begging.
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:23 AM   #10
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The summer Masterpiece Mysteries here have included Inspector Lewis and Foyles' War. Next up are a few Inspector Lynley Mysteries. They have been separated by a couple of open weeks dedicated to begging.
I liked Inspector Lewis but Lynley annoys the heck out of me. So, of course, they show him most of all.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:03 PM   #11
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I certainly don't think that they show Linley most of all. There was Hetty Wainthropp, my wife's favorite I think, Poiroit, Sherlock Holmes, Morse, Dalgliesh, Miss Marple, Jericho, Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle, and many others, including the real classics like Rumpole, and Bother Cadfael. Mystery and I go WAY back. It hasn;t been on much lately, and Linley might be a current showing, but he was merely a drop in the bucket. He certainly isn't as bad as some.
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I agree they have had lots of good ones but I think Lynley is about the worst and my PBS station seems to really like it. I did like Wainthrop a lot and pre lost charlie was great.
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:10 PM   #13
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I did like Wainthrop a lot and pre lost charlie was great.

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Old 08-06-2008, 03:20 PM   #14
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I've only watched a few episodes of Foyle's War, but I liked what I saw. It doesn't hurt that Honeysuckle Weeks is a complete hottie in uniform, too
That's her porn name, right?
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:55 PM   #15
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She looks even better in modern clothes. She shows up in other UK series like Midsumers Murders. Anthony Horowitz does a lot of mysteries.
Looks like Honeysuckle Weeks is going to be in one of the current Inspector Lynley mysteries too - "Know Thine Enemy" as Tania Thompson.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:20 PM   #16
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Can someone explain the concept/setting/idea of Foyle's War ???
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:12 PM   #17
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Can someone explain the concept/setting/idea of Foyle's War ???
Older 'chief of police' can't serve his country in the military and is called upon to investigate crimes (usually murder) in wartime England. Good supporting cast and continuing story line although each episode stands on its own. Very well acted.
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:44 AM   #18
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Tomorrow PBS airs a new episode of Foyle's War on Masterpiece Mystery, and another next week.
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:19 PM   #19
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Tomorrow PBS airs a new episode of Foyle's War on Masterpiece Mystery, and another next week.
Thanks for the heads-up. Looking forward to another fix of Foyle's War.
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:34 AM   #20
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This is great news!!!! Thanks so very much for the heads up.

I was so melancholic at the end of the run, I was almost in tears.
Woo hoo!!!
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:30 PM   #21
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OUTSTANDING! Looking fwd to tonight's episode.
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:44 PM   #22
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Well, I watched it and was very entertained. Foyle, or should I say, Michael Kitchen, was back in form. He has this way of blurting out the truth when everyone wants to keep a secret. It's very funny when he points out that the way people answer a question suggests they know a lot more then they are telling. It makes them uncomforable.

I missed this series, and I'm glad that they did a few more. The "seasons" for Foyle's war were all too brief, but the quality was as good as it gets.

S1-4 episodes
S2-4 episodes
S3-4 episodes
S4-2 episodes
S5-2 episodes
S6-3 episodes
S7-3 episodes

So for seven seasons, there are 22 episodes total.
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:57 PM   #23
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I never watched the show, without spoilers could someone tell me what it's about ?
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:54 PM   #24
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:03 PM   #25
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Ha, more prove that I have no memory, I wondered why I was subscribed to this thread and even scanned it to see if the answer was already here
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:48 PM   #26
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There are 5 sets already available at netflix btw.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:21 AM   #27
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They're filming season 8 of Foyle's War now:

http://www.iftn.ie/actors/actorsnews...chnews&force=1
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WWII was over at the end of series 7, so I guess series 8 will be about the Cold War. Not quite the same thing.
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WWII was over at the end of series 7, so I guess series 8 will be about the Cold War. Not quite the same thing.
The majority of the stories had nothing to do with actual war, so they couldn't been set at any time.
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They're filming season 8 of Foyle's War now:

http://www.iftn.ie/actors/actorsnews...chnews&force=1


This is very good news indeed!
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