Foyle's War

Copyright: 
2008
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BBC
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This is a war series, set in England during WWII. The series centers around an aging detective, with a dry English wit, and an unassuming manner. Each episode (there are five sets in the Foyle’s War series and each set has four episodes in it) involves a murder mystery.

There is an assortment of likable characters that appear throughout the series.

Some of the British dialect is at times difficult to decipher. The movies would also have appeal for history students.

There is much gentle humour in the series, not a little war-time pathos. Much attention has been paid to the historical details of the time, and this adds greatly to the enjoyment of the movie. The main attraction, however, is the honesty and integrity of Christopher Foyle, the main character.

Well-recommended.

Some readers have cautioned that some material in the series may not be suitable for children. Parental discretion advised.

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Guest review by the Hogan Family

Review Date: 
1-15-2009