I’ve been watching repeats of Foyle’s War lately. ITV3 have got the full series on from the beginning (I suspect they’ve always got the full series on from the beginning in perpetual rotation, but I happened to catch it from the start). I only ever watched the first few episodes when it originally aired, but liked it and am still enjoying it now. I think it overplays the “Foyle has to let the culprit go for the good of the war” thing a bit too much (and I’m only on series 3) but I can live with that. I don’t particularly care for Foyle’s son either. Is bad to hope he gets shot down? But the rest of the cast is great, especially Honeysuckle Weeks as Sam. She’s an absolutely charming character.
The show’s casting director had a brilliant eye for casting up and coming young actors. James McAvoy, David Tennant, Emily Blunt, Rosamund Pike, Sophia Myles, Laurence Fox and, er, Danny Dyer all pop up in small roles in the early series.