Foyle's War

Season 6 Episode 3

All Clear

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 20, 2008 on ITV
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With VE Day upon them, Foyle is asked to represent the police on the councils' celebration committee. There he meets up with old friend, Major John Kiefer, who is representing the American forces. When a committee member is killed, however, the celebrations take a back seat, as Foyle sets out to uncover the murderer. Along the way he must delve into secrets that the Allied forces wish to keep hidden.moreless

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  • The end and the beginning

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    The finale opens on May 2, 1945. All of England knows that Hitler is dead. Hastings is waiting for word from Churchill that the papers have been signed and the four year, eight month nightmare is over.



    Coming home is not all it's cracked up to be. Returning vets find it very hard to adjust to life after the fighting stops.



    Changes are on the way. The police station is closing. DCS Christopher Foyle is really retiring this time. Paul Milner is waiting for confirmation on a transfer (and a promotion) to Brighton. Edith Milner is heavily pregnant and ready to give birth any day. No one knows what will become of Sam. Andrew Foyle makes his return to civilian life from the RAF, off flying status with a sinus problem.



    Foyle becomes involved in the preparations for a citywide celebration on what will be called VE Day - Victory in Europe. During the planning, there are not one but two killings of the committee members. There are dirty little secrets to be uncovered as the murders are solved.



    The years following WWII were difficult ones in England. Still, all looked bright as Paul Milner's transfer came through, the baby was born and VE Day was official. The end was here, but it was just the beginning.



    I am very sad that Foyle's War came to an end. This is one of my favorite series ever to come out of the UK. I will miss the sharp writing, the mysteries, the great history lessons, and Michael Kitchen's wry portrayal of Christopher Foyle. A fond farewell to a job well done.moreless
Mark Bazeley

Mark Bazeley

Martin Longmate

Guest Star

Jay Benedict

Jay Benedict

Major John Kiefer

Guest Star

Frances Grey

Frances Grey

Janice Hylton

Guest Star

Anthony Howell

Anthony Howell

Paul Milner

Recurring Role

Julian Ovenden

Julian Ovenden

Andrew Foyle

Recurring Role

Honeysuckle Weeks

Honeysuckle Weeks

Samantha Stewart

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Martin Longmate [ on conscription ]: The real reason why I was exempted was angina. I have a heart condition.
      Foyle: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.
      Martin Longmate: Well, I want to go into politics, Mr Foyle. Do you think the people of Hastings would vote for someone with a weak heart?
      Foyle: You feel they'd sooner vote for someone who lies?

    • Samantha: Is it really so bad being back?
      Edward Hylton: Don't know where I am anymore. Don't know what to believe. (long pause) Four years out there behind the lines, doing what we did, all of us together. And they suddenly tell us it's all over; we got to come back and start again. How are we meant to do that? How are we meant to put it all behind us? A cup of tea? Married Families Club? Half my mates got killed out there. Maybe they were the lucky ones.

    • Andrew: Stupid bloody war. (pause) Do you think it was worth it, Dad?
      Foyle: Well, we've all paid a price, some more than others, but, I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever.
      Andrew: Yes.

    • Major John Kiefer: I'm Major John Kiefer, with the 215, uh, U.S. Engineers. We built the airbase at, uh, Hawthorn Hill.
      Dr Henry Zeigler: That monstrosity!
      Kiefer: So you don't like it, huh? Well, it helped us launch the invasion into Northern Europe and win the war, but, you know, I'm really sorry if it, uh, spoiled the landscape.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Series creator Anthony Horowitz made no secret of the fact that he was annoyed at ITV's decision to end Foyle's War with this series. To finish it off properly, he was obliged to make a sizeable jump forward in time in his scripts, so that the characters were now found in 1945, in the last days of conflict; the previous series had left them in 1943. Horowitz hinted that several storylines set during the two years in between, and involving some of the most important events of World War II, had had to be jettisoned as a result. There was a considerable outcry from fans of the show that it had been so summarily terminated. Two years later - in spite of the care Horowitz and his colleagues had taken over bringing the series to a proper finish - ITV decided to bring the show back after all.

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