Foyle’s War, AcornTV series: petit plaisir #361
Wednesday July 19, 2023

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For far too long I have not been watching a long-running and beloved British mystery series, but no longer!

I began watching with much recommendation from many TSLL readers Foyle’s War earlier this month, and I am hooked!

Written and created by Anthony Horowitz (Magpie Murders, Midsomer Murders, Poirot, Hawthorne & Horowitz murder series), the series debuted in 2003 and with many seasons to its credit, concluded in 2015.

Starring Michael Kitchen as DCS Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle, the series is set as WWII has begun and London and England is being blitzed by the Germans, However, Foyle is not directly serving in the war, but serving that justice is tended to in the south coastal English town of Hastings with his driver Samantha (Sam) Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks), as Foyle doesn’t drive, and his sergeant Paul Milner (Anthony Howell). With tricky mysteries of murder and mayhem to solve all with war in the backdrop and many cases prompted by the effects of the war, DCS Foyle calming, respectfully and never wavering from the law, goes about his job.

I thoroughly enjoy this series and with the writing of Horowitz guiding the storyline, there are many red herrings and clever plots to keep you guessing until the end. Have a look at a brief trailer of the series (not very insightful as to the full breadth and depth of the series), but at least a taste.

Find the series on AcornTV and enjoy the beauty of the English coastal setting and quite likable main characters.

Foyle’s War was one of two Petit Plaisirs for episode #361 of The Simple Sophisticate podcast, 33 Decorating & Construction Lessons I Learned Customizing Le Papillon (a 3-year journey) | The Simply Luxurious Life

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4 thoughts on “Foyle’s War, AcornTV series: petit plaisir #361

  1. Shannon,

    Foyle’s War is a true delight! I’m glad you are enjoying it. Michael Kitchen is superb. I’m thinking I need to add it to my watch list to enjoy again.


    1. Carrie, oh my goodness! Such a gem. ☺️ Grateful for TSLL readers who brought it to my attention and continued to recommend it! I don’t know why it took me so long. 🤦‍♀️

  2. OMG- I fell in love with Michael Kitchen and the Foyle’s War stories years ago and every once in a while, I’ll re-watch. (Michael Kitchen was Barkley in Out of Africa.) I think I’d marry the guy if he asked me!

    Another great British series Shannon is Bletchley Park…about the women who were code-breakers during WW2. Believe it or not, Kate Middleton’s grandmother or great grandmother was one of those gals. Smart women!!

    1. Sharri,

      I didn’t know Michael Kitchen was in Out of Africa! That is right, he was! And yes, love Bletchley Park. Watched it when it first arrived in the states – loved it! I didn’t know that about Middleton’s grandmother. Thank you very much for sharing all that you have today! Grateful you stopped by. 🙂 Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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