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5.0 out of 5 stars The "new" Foyle's War
For those wondering what this is: It's the continuation of the series, post war. Foyle is back on the job dealing with the lawlessness that plagued England as the country tried to rebuild. Still created by Anthony Horowitz and still starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks, this was filmed in 2009 and will air on ITV in England during April of 2010. If it is...
Published on March 3, 2010 by markuka85

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3.0 out of 5 stars Lacking anything special in special features department....
Being an avid fan of this British wartime drama, I finally got to view this when our local library got it in. I was shocked that there were no behind the story special features to make the story come to life better. Though I was grateful for the subtitles; (Honeysuckle tends to talk quickly and low-toned that sometimes you miss her best quips without subtitling).... I...
Published on November 25, 2010 by A. Thankful


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5.0 out of 5 stars The "new" Foyle's War, March 3, 2010
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This review is from: Foyle's War: Set Six (DVD)
For those wondering what this is: It's the continuation of the series, post war. Foyle is back on the job dealing with the lawlessness that plagued England as the country tried to rebuild. Still created by Anthony Horowitz and still starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks, this was filmed in 2009 and will air on ITV in England during April of 2010. If it is recieved as well as sets 1-5, then the series will continue to be produced. In an unprecidented move, ITV is attempting to make up for the terrible decision to cut the original series short, and end it abruptly. They are hoping it hasn't lost it's audience. The DVD will be released in August 2010.

Here is a synopsis of Series 7, (set 6).

It is June 1945 and while VE Day has been celebrated in Britain, the war continues elsewhere in the world. The immediate aftermath of war was not a time of jubilation and optimism, as had been expected. The country was exhausted and poverty-stricken, families torn apart and rations tighter than ever before. Like everyone else, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle needs to feel his way in this new world as he faces some of his toughest challenges and gripping plots to date. Keen to retire, but bound to his old job by the steep rise in violent crime that swept the country, Foyle is thrust into the dangerous worlds of international conspiracy and execution, military racism and national betrayal.

The Russian House:
CS Foyle stumbles upon an international cover up, which, if exposed could bring down the British government, and reveal the War Office's darkest secret yet.

Killing Time:
Foyle goes head to head against the might of the US army, as racial prejudices erupt when a local girl is found murdered, and the finger of suspicion points to a black GI at the US military base.

The Hide:
The newly retired Foyle battles to save a young man accused of high treason from the executioner's noose, in a case that will shatter his personal world to the core...

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79 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, March 29, 2010
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This review is from: Foyle's War: Set Six (DVD)
This, and the preceding Foyle's War series entries, are the very best of the best. The writing is compelling and true, the production very accurate and real, the history impeccable and the acting just magnificent. It is hard to over praise this series. Not only is everything done so beautifully, but the discs include sources for more information on the background of each episode. There is such a sense of reality in these episodes. If you value accurate history and want more of why or what happened, these writers and producers are for you. The characters are so believable and the background so true, that you feel as if you are part of the events as shown. It is not often you find a production with everything at such a level of accomplishment.
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76 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, this is a new set! Here are the titles., March 3, 2010
This review is from: Foyle's War: Set Six (DVD)
Here is a brief synopsis from the Acorn Media UK site.

Product Description
Michael Kitchen stars as the thoughtful and enigmatic Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle.

The war is over in Britain and Foyle, among many others, must find his way in this new world. His hopes of retirement are dashed due to a shortage of senior men and he finds himself investigating international conspiracy, betrayal and military racism.

This boxed set contains:
The Russian House
Killing Time
The Hide

Episode 1: The Russian House, by Anthony Horowitz
DCS Foyle stumbles upon an international cover up, which, if exposed could bring down the British government, and reveal the War Office's darkest secret yet.

Episode 2: Killing Time, by David Kane
Foyle goes head to head against the might of the US army, as racial prejudices erupt when a local girl is found murdered, and the finger of suspicion points to a black GI at the US military base.

Episode 3: The Hide
The newly retired Foyle battles to save a young man accused of high treason from the executioner's noose, in a case that will shatter his personal world to the core...
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His Final Problem? I don't think so!, May 3, 2010
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If Sherlock Holmes can be brought back from death at the Reichenbach Falls, then Christopher Foyle can certainly be recalled from permanent retirement at the Hastings Police. And fortunately for viewers, British ITV has had the good judgment to bring such a scenario to fruition. As far as this viewer is concerned, Foyle, Sam, and Milner--such wonderful characters, they seem like old friends--can go on solving mysteries as long as possible, not only in the period immediately after the war but also into the Cold War, the beginnings of which are intimated in "The Russian House."

As usual, the mysteries are absorbing. I especially enjoyed watching the low-key, snail's-crawl 'car chase' in the first episode; the slowness of the pace heightened the suspense even more than would the customary high-speed television cliche of cars careening through the streets in wrong-way traffic.

In addition to being a superlative detective series, "Foyle's War" continues to act as a mirror of history. It is fascinating to discover some of the War's dirty secrets that had been first hidden and then, conveniently, forgotten, such as the one that serves as the background for "The Russian House." The best thing about the continuation of the series, however, is its concentration on a period of history that is so often neglected--the depiction of what it was like to live in Britain just after the war, with rationing, food shortages, bomb-damage, displaced persons. Especially compelling is its portrayal of the men and women who had given their hearts' blood to service for so many years, dreaming that there was no place like Home, and then upon returning sometimes discovering that Home had no place for them. All the characters of the series have been defined by their wartime personae, as Sam and the young man she meets in London indicate (She has spent most of the war as Inspector Foyle's driver and the young man has spent the war code-breaking at Bletchley Park). With the end of the war, they are analogous to actors who had been performing in a very long play after the applause has died down and the curtain has descended. They must go back to reality, but to a new reality.

So here's to Christopher Foyle: may he (and Michael Kitchen) continue to flourish! And thank you, ITV, not only for allowing him to do so, but also for providing us television viewers with such outstanding entertainment.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Is Better!!, April 9, 2010
This review is from: Foyle's War: Set Six (DVD)
My husband and I love this intelligent and well acted series and are SOOO glad it is back. We own sets 1-5 and have enjoyed watching them many times (they are so well done you do not tire of watching). In fact, we will probably view them again in preparation for the new series on PBS. Much thanks to whomever was responsible for Foyle's return!!
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They only seem to get better, March 23, 2010
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Plot developement is suburb and with Michael Kitchen playing Foyle, this series will never lose an audience! I hope M.K. agrees to a 7th, 8th, 9th series and more in these great stories. He is a true professional and so are the story lines.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JUST WHAT WE'VE COME TO EXPECT--OUTSTANDING!, April 28, 2010
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This review is from: Foyle's War: Set Six (DVD)
Post War!-What everyone who's seen Foyle's War was anxiously awaiting. Triumphant 3 NEW EPISODES of Foyle's Post-War (summer 1945). Done in the same 6-STAR excellence as the British home-front WWII series. Period drama done to perfection providing history, drama, action, romance, mystery, and suspense (6-STARS) in every episode. Its barely off the telly (aired April, 2010) and available WITH SUBTITLES only 2 months later. Wow!

Foyle's War will certainly be a classic--if not already so. It is indisputably the FINEST war drama and crime mystery combo ever produced in Britain (the world?) Hopefully this encore will be only the start of years showing the post-war conditions in England, through the eyes of Foyle.

Michael Kitchen is back as Foyle--the series is impossible without him. Anthony Horowitz is writer/creator. And what a blessing to again see 'Sam', Miss Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks) back helping Foyle in Hastings, solving crimes and dealing with post-war issues. She has such a beautiful face--and more. A jolly voice. I just love her.

In the Series, Foyle longs for retirement, away from crime, death, and political intrigue; but now all the world longs for Foyle to be on the job for many series to come.

If you watched "Foyle's War: Series 1-5 -From Dunkirk to VE-Day" then Set 6 is a MUST. These 3 feature-length episodes do stand alone, but after viewing them you WILL want the complete wartime set. Don't expect to watch one episode at a time. They are so good, you'll watch them back-to-back, all 300 minutes.

Foyle's War is fiction, but so authentic and accurate to detail and events that this series is a MUST for historians. it is so historical detailed it becomes educational. Above all else, it is 6-STAR ENTERTAINMENT.

Still not enough...check this listing..."We'll Meet Again (4pc) (DVD)"
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Episodes - Foyle in Post WWII Hastings, April 20, 2010
This review is from: Foyle's War: Set Six (DVD)
I saw the first episode of the new Foyle's War Series "The Russian House" last week while on holiday in England. The story was excellent. The writers took off where "All Clear" left off. The previews for the 2nd episode about racism in the US Army at the end of the war looked like a great story line as well. Foyle's War is one of the best programs I've seen on TV.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful series re: the Great War, January 25, 2010
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After I watched an episode on PBS, I was intrigued & had to see the rest of the series. Each episode is so realistic that you can imagine yourself wearing the period clothes, using the ration books & listening to the music during the first half of the 40's. The main characters are wonderfully portrayed especially Foyle by Michael Kitchen. He played the police Commander to perfection, always in charge, tough if he had to be & once in a while a hint of a smile especially with his driver Sam. In this country I'm sure he would have won an Emmy! I am so looking forward to #6.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lacking anything special in special features department...., November 25, 2010
This review is from: Foyle's War: Set Six (DVD)
Being an avid fan of this British wartime drama, I finally got to view this when our local library got it in. I was shocked that there were no behind the story special features to make the story come to life better. Though I was grateful for the subtitles; (Honeysuckle tends to talk quickly and low-toned that sometimes you miss her best quips without subtitling).... I only rated it 3 Stars for many of the lower rating reviews same reasons... Although the bright star was the 3rd episode "The Hide" which made me really realize how important we mothers are to our children, even in a world that seems to value everything but.... My query about this one episode is when Foyle uses the almost Biblical phrase that he "knew her" twice to indicate to a prisoner he knew his mother... Was it a double play on words to develop this other character for future episodes? My main complaint was Sam being a nude model in episode 1 (did you really have to go there, everybody else does, I was hoping Foyle would stay out of that cheap genre...) Milner finally loosened up in these three and actually made me laugh with his facial expressions in several moments, but the makeup artist seemed to forget to fill in his right eyebrow completely with pencil so in some shots he looked a bit off---kind of like the other person's comment of Sam without the makeup and horribly lit... Although I think Anthony (Milner) has a striking resemblance to a young George Washington (except for eye color) and perhaps could play him in a movie??? But, I digress...My absolute fav Foyle's War was "Broken Souls" and I don't think you could get any better than that---it had every emotion, every twist, and one of Chopin's best works to boot! I do find it interesting that Mr. Horowitz really likes to pick skinny Sean Penn/early Robert DeNiro look-alikes in so many of his Foyle's War episodes---the returning POW soldier in Broken Souls with the frostbit foot, as well as the character of "Tom" in the Russia House episode, always having them play off of fuller-faced "regular Joe" looking characters... I enjoyed "Tom's" speech he gave to Milner, who himself a wounded Veteran seemed touched by the words... Everybody seems to dislike the Killing Time episode so I won't go there except to say I really liked the African-American actor (I think he was American, I could be wrong LOL)who played Gabe---I enjoyed watching his character interact with Foyle and everybody, and his voice reminded me of a young Sydney Poitier. He was the best part of the whole episode in my opinion. I always enjoy Michael's understated Foyle and in previous episodes could almost predict by his familiar cheek-chewing, eye blinking and mouth moving displays when he had solved a case. This time, I think it was too much dialogue and since our main characters are all in different stations in life, the interplay wasn't there. My personal wish (if they make another one) is that in America when Foyle goes, he meets up with that telegraph pole selector lady with the red coat again. Or ends up with Elsa---I liked her addition to the Russia House, those characters always add a definite flavor to the episode that would be bland without them. The music in the 3 episodes seemed like a Harry Potter/Polar Express/X-files combination this time around---it was interesting...
If anybody who makes Foyle's War reads this, please DON'T have the characters sacrifice their moral codes in any future episodes---yes, they are all human, but some of us out here watch these because they are calm not flashy dramas that make you think and discuss and don't need all that mindless smutty stuff... I never was taught in school how bad England had it during WW II, and I enjoy learning the history in these productions (I didn't notice the wrong uniforms for the American G.I.'s though since I am not from that era, but I appreciated learning that from the other reviewer!)Don't stoop to the level that so many previously good shows have....PLEASE! I'm running out of anything good to watch since I don't watch cable tv anymore! Keep Foyle with the one thing that has become synonymous with it's name; Integrity..... Thank you!
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