Series premiere. England, May 1940: Set against the backdrop of Hastings, East Sussex, during World War II, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle is thwarted in his attempts to serve his country in the war effort. Instead, his duty is to serve his local community, effectively sitting out the war, by investigating petty crimes and an occasional murder or two. Written by
Did You Know?
The German bomber that appears in this episode resembles a twin engine Dornier Do-17, which would be correct in 1940. See more
In the greengrocer's, Ray calls his late girlfriend Terry. Throughout the rest of the episode and in the titles, she is called Tracey. Michael Kitchen
picks up on the mistake, and refers to Tracey as Terry too. See more
[Sam is treating a wounded civilian
It's all right, it's not broken, it's all to stop the bleeding.
DCS Christopher Foyle
That's a very good job.
They taught us basic first aid in the MTC, my instructor said he'd rather bleed to death, than be bandaged by me.
Nocturne in C-sharp Minor
Composed by Frédéric Chopin See more