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The Best of Foyle's War
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“Outstanding” —The New York Times
Michael Kitchen won a legion of dedicated fans as the enigmatic detective chief inspector Christopher Foyle in the acclaimed PBS series set in WWII England. These six feature-length episodes—each specially selected by Kitchen—represent the best of the award-winning mystery. Also starring Honeysuckle Weeks and Anthony Howell, with guest stars including Rosamund Pike, Robert Hardy, Edward Fox, Amanda Root, Ronald Pickup, and James McAvoy.
The German Woman—After a gruesome murder, Foyle’s seemingly peaceful town is full of suspects.
Eagle Day—Foyle uncovers a plot to steal art treasures from a local museum.
Fifty Ships—The discovery of a body on a deserted beach puts American aid donations at risk.
Among the Few—The investigation of an illicit fuel racket turns personal for Foyle.
The French Drop—Foyle gets caught up in the rivalry between British spy agencies.
Bad Blood—A biological warfare experiment goes wrong, threatening the life of Foyle’s loyal driver.
closed captioned (main program)
Top Customer Reviews
This set is Foyle's (Michael Kitchen) favorites, all commendable. Episodes are packed with guest stars, too many to cite all. It's southern England WW2 home front history. DCS Foyle wants to do more for the war effort. Solving local murder is not enough in his mind. 1940s period-perfect sets, costumes flawless, as are the abundant threads of plot that tell of wartime civilian life like it's never been told before. Factual & often little known points. A drama-documentary almost.
This set includes the premier and introduces 3 other main characters close to Foyle. `SAM'antha (Honeysuckle Weeks) is his driver. You'll fall in love with her facial expressions, as good as Kitchen's. Milner (Anthony Howell) does copper leg-work for Foyle, after losing a leg in the war. Andrew (Julian Overden) is Foyle's RAF pilot son.
Remember, there also is the 19 episode set, a Set 6 1945 post-war era, and GOOD JOLLY-GOOD NEWS, new episodes are in the works for 2013.
Closed Captioning provides for the hearing impaired. All 6 discs have bonus material.
~~~The German Woman - May 1940
Foyle desires to serve the war effort but gets trapped in a Hastings crime job. German ancestry locals suddenly become an enemy. Stars include: Robert Hardy, Rosamund Pike, James McAvoy, and Edward Fox.Read more ›
THE BEST OF FOYLE’S WAR is special, not the least because the episodes were selected by the series’ star, Michael Kitchen. As a producer of the show, Kitchen has a vested interest in the series’ success and there is no question his choices were thoughtfully made.
Perhaps to fully appreciate the artistry of Michael Kitchen – and hence the obvious care he took in compiling this collection – it is helpful to note that even as a boy, Kitchen stood out as an artist. He was head chorister (and thus a frequent soloist) in the Church of the Martyrs choir. After gaining acting experience with such distinguished organizations as the National Youth Theatre, Kitchen trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he not only won an award for “outstanding talent and aptitude for the professional theatre”, he was also discovered by a top talent agent. His professional career, therefore, began when he was in his early 20s, and his achievements since 1971 to the present have been considerable.
Kitchen is the kind of actor who can hold his own with anyone, yet he isn’t a big star, at least in Hollywood terms. It is doubtful he wants to be, for he values his privacy and rarely gives interviews.Read more ›
AND A STRONG SENSE OF MORALS. INSPECTOR FOYLE OPERATES FROM A VALUE SYSTEM WHICH ALSO
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was, indeed, the best of Foyle's War. All four episodes were meaningful and rang true, as I understand they were. Michael Kitchen picked the very best.Published 15 months ago by Bev
I would rate this dvd but it has never shown up so its damned hard to give it anything... I do hope I get reimbursed for itPublished on January 24, 2014 by Errol Meyer
Set in England during World War II and a few years after, this show takes a fresh look at how war impacts the people at home.Published on January 5, 2014 by Bill York
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