Foyle's War is a drama set in the time leading up until WWII. Each season takes the viewer to another year. The series ends with VE Day.
The show was exquisitely researched and written to reflect the period. In every show, there was some sort of true historical event and some real consequences of war. For instance, Dunkirk was in one episode and stealing fuel was in another.
The series revolved around Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle in the city of Hastings. Foyle was a WWI vet who kept pressing to be allowed back into military service. He was denied, being told his services were needed to keep the peace in town.
Assisting him were his driver, an Army woman named Sam Shepard and Sgt. Paul Milner. Paul resigned from the force to join the service, only to lose his leg during the ill fated operation in Trondheim Norway.
The scripts always had me guessing until the very end, when the very moral Christopher Foyle had rooted out the criminals in a very fascinating 90 minute show.