Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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Broken Souls 

Foyles hones in on two murders: an unpopular psychiatrist in a trauma facility and a low security German POW on work release to a local farm.


Simon Langton


Anthony Horowitz (created by), Michael Chaplin



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Mawle ... Fred Dawson
Jonathan Forbes ... Johann
Louis Nummy Louis Nummy ... Daniel Dawson
Natasha Little ... Rose Dawson
Michael Kitchen ... Christopher Foyle
Nicholas Woodeson ... Josef Novak
Danny Worters Danny Worters ... Tommy Crooks
Jay Simpson ... Sgt Brooke
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Samantha Stewart
Anthony Howell ... Paul Milner
Duncan Bell Duncan Bell ... Iain Campbell
Alexander Gilmour Alexander Gilmour ... Peter Phelps
Sally Leonard Sally Leonard ... Joy Phelps
Phyllida Law ... Lady Muriel Sackville
Graham Crowden ... Sir John Sackville


Foyle has a number of apparently unrelated investigations under way. The most serious is the murder of Dr. Julian Worth who worked at a nearby hospital for mentally disturbed soldiers and airmen. He is found in his office stabbed in the chest with a letter opener. Worth was much disliked by his colleagues and was about to leave for a new job. The police also search for a 15-year old boy who has run away from his London home and may have returned to the area to where he was evacuated. Finally, they investigate the murder of a German POW who spent his days working on a local farm but who was no longer welcome when the owner returns after spending five years as a German prisoner of war. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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English | German

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20 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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This was Graham Crowden's final acting role before his death on October 19, 2010 at the age of 87. See more »


When Novac - the psychiatrist is lying in the bath, and Foyle and Milner break in to his house, it shows the bath water overflowing, however when Milner enters the bathroom, and looks at Novak, the water is about a foot below the edge of the bath. See more »


Josef Novak: [to Foyle] ... most of man's inpenetrable secrets lie inside the head.
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References Going My Way (1944) See more »


Horst Wessel Song
Lyrics Horst Wessel (1929)
Music Peter Cornelius (1865)
Sung by marching German POWs
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90 minutes of pure brilliance.
4 June 2017 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Foyle is called in to investigate two murders, the first takes place at a psychiatric hospital, young Doctor Julian Worth, cocky, and unpopular with his peers is found dead, secondly young German Johann, who's been working as a farm hand on the farm of Rose Dawson, prime suspect in the latter is Fred Dawson, who's just returned from five years in a German Prisoner of War camp.

Fair to say I don't think a bad episode of Foyle's War exists, they vary between very good and outstanding, Broken Souls is one of my favourites, again I think it comes down to the superb writing, the brilliance of Michael Kitchen and co, and the fantastic production values.

A very strong cast, Natasha Little, Nicholas Woodeson, and one of my favourite actors, Joseph Mawle. Jonathan Forbes does an incredible job as young German Johann.

It's quite a different episode, primarily because most of your sympathies lay with The German Soldier, when they should be with Fred, having returned from five years of hell.

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