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Glad to see a return of this series,but very, very disappointed with whoever sourced the prams.Milners pram was not made until the 1960s.The wicker one is passable but not wholely probable and the one in a background shot was also later.
I have always loved this series but felt this one was a bit under parr.More care as to detail was certainly needed.Especially where the dates of pram manufacture were concerned.The same goes for the cartridge that was loaded into the shotgun.It is no good thinking no-one will notice,because,by jove,they do,especially when something is way out of era.If in doubt ask the experts before filming.The background scenery of `bombed London` left a lot to be desired.It just looked like what it was,a pile of `fly tipped` builders rubble.Characters were great though,I certainly felt I could hate the Russian in the `safe house`.He had the right face for the role.moreless
Foyle's War is Wonderful
I did not hear about Foyle's War when it was originally running. I discovered it on Netflix. I have watched the whole series (through set 7) and think it is a wonderful show. It is much more cerebral than crime dramas in the US that are all blood and gore shootem ups. The characters were very good as were the actors who played them. I also like seeing how the British lived during the war. The countryside was beautiful and the old cars were really something. I looking forward to seeing the three new episodes. I caught a couple of errors: Fort Benning is in Georgia, not Virginia. What happened to Andrew? It looked like he and Sam were going to get together and then he disappeared and the next show she meets Adam. I liked Andrew's character better.moreless
Best Series on TV
So glad they brought back another season! Without question, the best thing on Canadian TV (The series s aired on TVO here). My only criticism is Sam's choice of husband - somehow, he just doesn't seem like the type Sam would marry - definitely thought Andrew would have been perfect. Agree with the last comment "desperately dull".
When something is this good it will of course simply come down to a bit of nit picking. I missed the Routemaster bus as I suspect did 99.99% of the audience but there were a couple of things I picked up on. Correct me someone please, if I'm wrong.
A common fault of British series that have an eye on American sales, and who can blame them for that, is the introduction of American words and phrases that might have passed into common use in 2013 but hadn't over 60 years ago when these stories are set. Compared to many this production is an Americanism free zone.
However, as far as I can remember, the table used by the night staff on a Nightingale style hospital ward of the time would not have a plaque on it saying 'Nurses Station' and British military establishments did not have any areas described as 'Off Limits'.
Just little things but they show how closely we're watching and I for one can't wait for the next episode.
As for the excessive number of commercial breaks, you can reduce any 2 hour programme on ITV to about 95 minutes by recording it on your PVR, for instance a Sky + box, and fast forwarding through the breaks. Keeps you sane and gives you back 25 minutes to do something else with. Simples. (Oops, its those adverts again)moreless
Keep it comming, more spy hunting please.
This is by far the best series that ITV have screened in the past few years, This new twist MI5 is inspired, the story lines are great, this is so Le Carre, the good old commie spy hunting game. I love it. More power to your elbows.
Michael Kitchen is brilliant in the role of Foyle, the casting is great.
Ignore the public transport anoraks and their little note books and pencils, overall the period work is great.
Someone else noticed the bus!
Such a pity that this high quality series should have such poor research into the props. The Routemaster London bus, that drove through at least 2 scenes, didn't enter service until the 1960's! Do the researchers know how to use Google!
Apart from that I thoroughly enjoyed it, an excellent way of progressing the character, given his history.
another ruination of a good series
I've thoroughly enjoyed all the previous series of Foyle's War, and was really looking forward to this new one. It was only the thought of it that got me and my husband through this latest terminally miserable bout of wintery weather . . . . And what do we find? They've ruined another goods series. Dark, miserable lighting, matching the miserable weather we're all trying to forget, all colour has been drained out (to match our depression?) and eerie music added in! The programme makers who are of the opinion that shooting programmes a la Wallander and Sheltland is the way forward have completely misunderstood the British public. Foyle's War has been a runaway success in previous years because it was uplifting. We do NOT need any help to feel miserable while this 2 and a half year Winter still continues.
Thanks for depriving us of our last hope of being cheered up!moreless