Foyle's War - Series 1 - A Lesson In Murder / Eagle Day details
|Starring:||Honeysuckle Weeks, Julian Ovenden, Charles Dance, Edward Fox, Michael Kitchen, Robert Hardy, Cheryl Campbell, Anthony Howell, Oliver Ford Davies, Joanna Kanska, Maggie Steed|
|Directors:||Jeremy Silberston, David Thacker|
Foyle's War - Series 1 - A Lesson In Murder
|TBC Disc 1|
Foyle's War - Series 1- Eagle Day
|TBC Disc 2|
|Run time:||3 hours 20 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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More superb drama from 1940 HastingsBy Stephen Dawson from London , 04 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]The third and fourth feature-length stories of the first series continue to show vividly Britain struggling to come to terms with the reality of being at war, and is not afraid to confront some of the less-discussed aspects of the behaviour of the British people. The war themes are skillfully interwoven with the investigative work of Foyle, his driver Sam and Sergeant Milner.
In 'A Lesson in Murder', Foyle investigates the death of a conscientitious objector while in police custody, a death which leads to further violence. This enthralling and thought-provoking episode touches on pacificsm in time of war, and gives the characters of both Sam and Sgt. Milner space to flourish.
In 'Eagle Day', Foyle's son Andrew is posted nearby, but the Official Secrets Act means he is unable to tell his father what he is doing. A man found dead in the bombed-out wreck of his house with a kitchen knife in his chest leads Foyle through a tangled web of secrets involving possible art theft, suicide, murder, and allegations that his son stole secret documents on Britain's radar programme. We continue to learn more of Sam's background, as her father comes to take her home, away from the misdeeds common in miltary life, though Sam assures him she won't get PWP - 'Pregnant Without Permission'. Another exciting adventure in the life of Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle.
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Can't get enough of Foyle!By a customer from Beddington , 15 Jan 2012I have watched some of Foyle's War on tv and the rest I have been attempting to watch on DVD. And I love it. I have several instalments to go, just wish I would be sent my DVDs continuously instead of being sent other films instead. Quite annoying. Can't wait to see the rest...
Foyles War 1By sandstorme (5 reviews) from London SW , 27 Jul 2010I have been meaning to watch these for some time and this first did not disappoint. An excellent Drama and highly recommended. Looking forward to the sequels.
Foyles War- A Lesson In MurderBy a customer from Oldham , 20 May 2009We absolutely love Foyles War, not sure how long it would take to watch every single series, but love them they are full of adventure and the actors are great. Would recommend them to anybody. Fantastic
Foyles War: A lesson in murderBy a customer from Truro , 10 Dec 2008There are a lot of interesting historical titbits thrown into the story, which already has a fascinating crime plot, that keeps you guessing to the end. It uncovers some of the darkness of people's behaviour during the war years, which caused heartache and a few tears on my part. The main characters are down to earth and very english yet charismatic - Foyles face is particularly expressive, he can convey a wealth of meaning just by raising an eyebrow. The interplay between the characters leaves you waiting to see how their relationship will develop. Can't wait to watch the next one in the series!
BrilliantBy a customer from Cheshire England , 27 Feb 2008It does not matter that you may have seen this series some time before on t.v. when viewing it for a second time it is just as fresh. Foyle is played by Michael Kitchen so brilliantly that he has made this character his own, just as John Thaw made the character of Morse his very own. Honeysuckle Weeks needs congratulations as Foyle's driver Sam.
Foyles War is so believable in the desperate times of World War Two, the storylines are great.