Foyle's War - Series 6 2008

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All three episodes from the sixth series of the ITV historical crime drama starring Michael Kitchen. With the war in Europe now over, Foyle is looking forward to retirement. But with a shortage of senior men, his plans are put on the back-burner as he's called to investigate military racism, conspiracy and the murder of a prominent painter. Episodes are: 'The Russian House', 'Killing Time' and 'The Hide'.

Starring:
Honeysuckle Weeks, Michael Kitchen
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Discs
  • Foyle's War - Series 6 - The Russian House ages_12_and_over
  • Foyle's War - Series 6 - Killing Time ages_12_and_over
  • Foyle's War - Series 6 - The Hide ages_12_and_over
Runtime 4 hours 30 minutes
Starring Honeysuckle Weeks, Michael Kitchen, Anthony Howell
Director Tristram Powell, Gavin Millar
Genres Drama
Studio ACORN MEDIA
Rental release 26 April 2010
Main languages English

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By catsatcastle on 21 Aug 2010
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A very welcome return for Christopher Foyle. After spending the 1939-45 war policing in Hastings on the South Coast of England, having been persistently denied the chance to do something more directly for the war effort, these three episodes take him to his retirement but with the hope of something more to come.

This could have been a series too far with the apparent finality of VE Day but Anthony Horowitz has found a way of moving the story on and is ably supported by the cast.

Several of his old cases saw him involved with intelligence operatives so maybe he could have a place there in the future. There is room for dramatic tension because he often deplored their aims and methods. He is also off to America to complete some unfinished business, possibly with Henry Goodman's character in Fifty Ships?

This series has the usual top notch performance from Michael Kitchen ably supported by Honeysuckle Weeks and Anthony Howell, although Howell is rather under-used in these three stories.

Sam Stewart has to find a new role now she can no longer work with Foyle. Milner, now a police Inspector, is finding his feet and uncomfortable with his old boss. All three stories see Foyle still involved with new cases, bringing his humanity and knowledge of the nature of man to his investigations.

The Russian House and Killing Time, despite the need to build new roles for Sam and Milner, are up to the usual standard of all of the Foyle stories of the previous series.

But what marks this series out is The Hide, which is superb and outshines for me all of the Foyle stories so far, which is saying a great deal as I can't think of any that are not extremely good.
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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful By F. S. L'hoir TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 May 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, 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.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By G. Waterman on 22 April 2010
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Just to put peoples' minds at rest. My copy has just arrived from Amazon and it DOES contain the 3 new episodes currently being shown on ITV1
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Van Essen on 22 July 2010
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Foyle's War, Series 6, was totally as I expected it to be: a continuation of the previous series but this time with a more realistic and less abrupt ending. Both Milner and Sam gradually become marginal figures as one would expect them to become with the war over. What I appreciate in particular is the conscientious attention to minute historical details (eg boarding houses for displaced persons, racism in the Army, etc.)in addition of course to the suspense that builds up in each instalment and the various subplots that cut across the main plot.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By F. JONES on 26 Oct 2010
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An excellent collection of stories with the usual close attention to historical detail. However as seems to be usual in many historical series the producers do not trouble to get ecclesiastical detail right. Milner's child seems to have been baptised according to the Alternative Service Book which was not issued until 1980, the Prayer Book of 1662 -or perhaps that of 1928 - was what would have been used.
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61 of 69 people found the following review helpful By G. Perry on 1 Mar 2010
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I noticed yesterday (FEB 28th -posting has since been removed correctly and wouldn't you know it it has reappeared as of March 21, note also that the reviews of April 1 and April 20th are in error too!). that someone posted that THIS NEW Foyle's dvd is the last 3 episodes of Foyle from the previous series, BUT if you check out ACORN Media's website in the UK, you'll see under the product description for series 6 that the title's on THIS 3 disk set are NEW and are: "The Russian House", "Killing Time", and "The Hide". I wish some people would check things out from the source before misleading others, that this isn't the new series. GO CHECK OUT THE ACORN UK WEBSITE AND YOU'LL SEE THAT THESE OTHER REVIEWERS ARE INCORRECT. ACORN IS THE MANUFACTURE OF THESE FOYLE'S WAR DVD SETS.
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