Foyle's War

2002 NR 5 seasons

Foyle's War

2002 NR 5 seasons
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Set in the English coastal town of Hastings during World War II, this compelling crime drama follows police inspector Christopher Foyle, who discovers that crooks don't stop for anything -- not even war.
Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  7

Summary of Season 1 (2003) - 4 discs

In this acclaimed detective series, Michael Kitchen stars as Christopher Foyle, a police inspector on England's vulnerable southern coast who investigates murder and other crimes as World War II rages just across the English Channel.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

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."

Sexual Content

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."

Social Behavior

Cooperation and loyalty to one's country is stressed. Views of the devastation of war subverts pro-war messages.


Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Scenes take place in pubs where characters drink shots of liquor and smoke cigarettes on-screen.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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