Cozy Mysteries Onscreen: Foyle’s War

Here’s a new post I wrote for Cozy Capers introducing the great British show, Foyle’s War.

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I love a good British mystery. I grew up with them on PBS (in the dark times, before cable and streaming services like Roku and Amazon Prime) and these days, they’re easier to find than ever. One I’d like to recommend is Foyle’s War.

This series, which ran from 2002-2015 (twenty-eight episodes) is set in wartime Britain, beginning around early 1940 and continuing into the 1950s and the Cold War. Created by Anthony Horowitz, it follows DCS Christopher Foyle, charged with keeping the peace at home during a time of fear, privation, and new roles for women. In the first episode. Foyle, who doesn’t drive, is assigned a female driver named Sam. Sam, a pretty blonde, is serving her country in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), a branch of national service which trained females as mechanics and drivers. Think that sounds far-fetched for 1940? Not at all…

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2 thoughts on “Cozy Mysteries Onscreen: Foyle’s War

  1. They are one hour episodes. Coincidentally, James McAvoy is in the first one! I had no idea and about fell off the couch when I saw him there. (I noticed his profile in a wide shot and thought I was hallucinating.)

    Other guest stars include Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister ) and Robert Hardy (Fudge, the Minister of Magic, and just about every other British show ever aired).

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