Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Foyle's War is a drama set in England during World War II that was made as part of PBS's long-running Masterpiece Mystery series. The series' main character, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle, is unassuming, steadfast, and morally upright and solves cases related to the war. Expect to see sudden violence (bombings, shootings, on-screen deaths) and evidence of war's devastation. Some blood is shown; most violence takes place offscreen but may be described graphically. The show's action does take place off the battlefield, however. Scenes take place in pubs, where characters drink liquor and beer. Characters smoke cigarettes on-screen. Mild cursing: "I'll be damned."
Flirting, dating, largely chaste romance. A gay man is treated well by main characters yet persecuted for his sexuality.
Sudden and surprising violence: bombings, shootings, enemies lying in wait. Characters die on-screen suddenly. Dead bodies and blood are shown briefly; most violence takes place offscreen.
Very mild cursing: "I'll be damned if I know."
Cooperation and loyalty to one's country is stressed. Views of the devastation of war subverts pro-war messages.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Scenes take place in pubs where characters drink shots of liquor and smoke cigarettes on-screen.