Here’s a poll result which does not surprise me in the least:
World War II police drama Foyle’s War tops list of 21st Century TV shows that Britons want to see back onscreen, ahead of Downton Abbey, Life on Mars, and Spooks
Of all the TV shows I’ve watched over the past decade or so, none has given me as much pleasure as Foyle’s War, and not just because I’m a history buff. I love the glimpse into wartime England, of course, and the gentle, almost leisurely pacing of the plots, but I also love the understated performance of the brilliant Michael Kitchen as DCS Foyle. Compared at least to the other shows listed above — even Life on Mars — it’s in a different league.
And yes, I have the entire series on DVD. There are dozens of worse ways to spend $80.
Finally, when I grow up, I want to dress like DCS Foyle:
…and drive around southern England in his 1936 Wolseley 14/56: