Foyle's War - Series 5 2007

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All three feature-length episodes from the fifth season of the historical crime drama series starring Michael Kitchen as the dogged DCS Foyle. Episodes comprise: 'Plan of Attack', 'Broken Souls' and 'All Clear'.

Starring:
Michael Kitchen, Anthony Howell
Rental Formats:
DVD

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Discs
  • Foyle's War - Series 5 - Plan Of Attack ages_15_and_over
  • Foyle's War - Series 5 - Broken Souls ages_15_and_over
  • Foyle's War - Series 5 - All Clear ages_15_and_over
Runtime 4 hours 49 minutes
Starring Michael Kitchen, Anthony Howell
Director Tristram Powell, Gavin Millar
Genres Drama
Studio ACORN MEDIA
Rental release 28 April 2008
Main languages English

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92 of 95 people found the following review helpful By C. O. DeRiemer HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Aug 2008
Format: DVD
After six years, 19 episodes and all of WWII, Foyle's War -- one of the best of British mysteries -- comes to a close. The three episodes in this set take place in 1944 and May of 1945. Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle, played by Michael Kitchen, has reluctantly returned to duty. He had resigned his job and gone into retirement, tired to the bone when criminal activities were swept under the rug in the name of the expediency it was said was needed for the war effort. One too many times he had been told to ignore the secret actions of the government or to ignore the activities of a highly placed person.

Foyle is a taciturn man, even sad. He has lost his wife and his son is a fighter pilot. In 1939 Foyle desperately wanted to join up, but was told by his superiors that his talents would be far better utilized where he was. Foyle is a dedicated, no-nonsense cop. He's respectful to authority and the rich, but he isn't intimidated. If a person has committed a crime, especially one that could damage Britain's war effort, Foyle will never let up until the crime is solved and justice -- by the book -- is done. His return from retirement is because, whatever his misgivings, an appeal to his sense of duty has been made. He is returning to his old job because the man who took his place has been murdered. Assisting him will be members of his old team. Samantha Stewart, played by Honeysuckle Weeks (a great name), had been Foyle's driver. Stewart is an energetic, curious young woman, brave when she needs to be, who has earned Foyle's respect. She has emerged from the war years as a capable, confident woman. As the war winds down, however, she needs to discover what her own plans will be. Detective sergeant Paul Milner is played by Anthony Howell.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Ric on 17 Sep 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Personal relationships feature strongly in this last series of Foyles War. We clearly see the depth to which the characters have grown together. Like separated plants in a pot their roots entwined. There's pain in parting but with the hope that freedom and the end to war brings. Foyle's son, returns from the RAF to the lady (Sam) he passed over for another. Sam has waited in the hope that he would return to her, although perhaps she can never say it. The major who waits to return home to loved ones. A promoted detective and wife await the arrival of their first born. Happy endings, new beginnings. I hear we maybe treated to 'Foyle in Peacetime'. I can't wait! Let's hope Amazon increase the available stars in the rating before then because 5 stars may once again simply not to be enough.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By mcerner on 14 May 2008
Format: DVD
This series kept up its high standards for production, acting and script right from the first episode. It's been clever and entertaining, and unlike crime series in more modern settings (e.g., CSI), has been very human. The settings have seemed very accurate as far as the war years -- I can't say since I hadn't been born yet -- and the situations between the characters are very interesting. I'm sorry to see the series end with these final episodes and can only hope that the producers might bring back the characters in a new series, say, Foyle's Peace?
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Nov 2008
Format: DVD
'Foyle's War' is one of those marvelous ITV productions that tells the tales of England during World War II. It is set in Hastings, East Sussex, near the beaches of South East England, during 1942 and 1943. Foyle's War tells the story of Christopher Foyle, played by Michael Kitchen, Detective Chief Superintendent, whose job is to keep the peace on the home front during WWII. Helping Foyle is Detective Sergeant Paul Milner, played by Anthony Howell. He was a policeman before the war and lost a leg in a fierce battle and returned to the force by the urging of Foyle. Samantha Stewart, a beauty on her own, is played by Honeysuckle Weeks and is a member of the Mechanized Transport Corps. She is conscripted to drive for Foyle. She sticks her nose in police business and it turns out she is also quite good at helping in their investigations.

Foyle wants to join up but is talked into staying where he is most needed. And this war causes more crime and more stresses. The crimes are now involving the black market, illegal gambling, sabotage, and the day to day thefts and murder.

" Perhaps the most quiet, still, laconic detective you'll ever see on television, Foyle's M.O. never varies: quite observation, desert dry wit, zero reaction upon even the most extreme provocation, and carefully chosen, clipped, spare sentences that sum up much, much more than one first assumes. Nothing seems to ruffle Foyle, although it's clear he feels deeply about his colleagues and about his duty. That dedication to duty, and even more, his dedication, love, and utmost respect for the law, keeps Foyle constantly at odds with others who see the war as yet another excuse to flout the conventions of the legal systems - as well as a convenient bypass for committing morally questionable actions.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Keifer Iceni on 16 Nov 2011
Format: DVD
Excellent drama series, highly recommended to those who haven't seen it before or if you want to watch again.

This three DVD set runs from Apr 1944 -- May 1945

The three episodes included on this DVD set are as follows...
(Sequential Episode Numbers in brackets)

1 (17) "Plan of Attack"
Milner and DCS Meredith (Foyle's replacement) arrest a racketeer, a map-maker is found hanged in local woods, after confiding in a local German Catholic priest. Milner is the subject of an attempted assassination, and Foyle is reluctantly called back from retirement to help solve both cases.

2 (18) "Broken Souls"
Foyle's aquantance Josef Novak, a psychiatrist at a nearby military mental-health institution, meet for a chess game, and later Dr Worth is murdered at Novak's institution.
Finding a missing East End boy in the Hastings area is taken up by Sam. Meanwhile Fred Dawson, a former Prisoner of war, arrives back to find his wife and child being helped on his farm by a German POW. Suspecting his wife Rose of an affair with Johann and he resents the easy manner the German has with his wife and son.

3 (19) "All Clear"
VE Day, Foyle joins the councils' celebration committee where he meets Major John Kieffer again. ("Invasion" series "Four"). When a committee member is killed, the celebrations take a back seat, as Foyle sets out to uncover the murderer delving into dark secrets that the Allied forces wish to keep hidden.

These three episodes were originally made to be the last ones, due to the series being axed, with 'All Clear' as the last. Such was the outcry for a return, another three episodes were made and the next DVD series 6 is the result.
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