Foyle investigates a man found with a knife in his stomach in a bombed out building while son Andrew gets involved in a top secret radar program.

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Bill Thomas ...
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Joyce Davies
Fergus Webster ...
Tom Bowles ...
Graham Davies
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August 1940: During the blitz, a man is found in his bombed-out house, stabbed in the chest. The man was a lorry driver who was transporting works of art to Wales for safekeeping. Foyle suspects that the man's job and the art work are somehow related to his death. Foyle's son Andrew, an RAF pilot, stops in en route to his first operational assignment. Disappointed at not being assigned to a squadron, he finds that he is to assist in the development of a new technology - radar. Things get dicey when Andrew is accused of giving information to the enemy. Sam receives a visits from her clergyman father who insists that she pack it in and return home. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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"Eagle Day" ("Adlertag" in German) was the Nazi code name for the launch of the Battle of Britain. See more »

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The airfield tents shown next to the hanger are not 1940 vintage. The two sizes shown are Tent General Purpose Mk2 7x9 and Mk3 9x9 known also as a Command Post Tent and both date from the 1970's. See more »

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Samantha Stewart: Hello.
DCS Christopher Foyle: You're still here?
Samantha Stewart: I'm afraid it's not quite that easy to get rid of me, my father changed his mind.
DCS Christopher Foyle: So you persuaded him?
Samantha Stewart: Um... No sir, in fact, it was you and sergeant Milner. He was so excited to have helped solve a crime, that he revised his opinion of the whole thing over, and he decided, that perhaps after all I was doing an important job, and that I... I should stay.
DCS Christopher Foyle: Well that's wonderful... We don't have to walk.
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Symphony #8 (Unfinished Symphony)
Franz Schubert 1822
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Too many threads in this one
22 October 2013 | by (New York, United States) – See all my reviews

I've been watching the first year of Foyle's War on DVD and am very impressed. Love the stories, love the characters, great acting, great sense of actually being there in the early days of the war in Britain.

But this one I do not like. It's too complicated! There are too many threads that just barely connect, and too many coincidences. I'm not going to say much more as I don't want to reveal any spoilers.

The story opens with the murder of a man who drives a truck (lory). It develops that he was hired to drive art masterpieces from a museum in London to a safe hiding place in Wales. But is that why he was murdered?

Immediately a second plot begins with Foyle's son Andrew flying some missions to help the RAF test its radar. It was neat to see how important radar was to the success of the British air force. I do love the history that one learns in these stories. But Andrew soon gets into some trouble with his superiors at this secret base. It seems to have something to do with an old college friend of his, who apparently is being shadowed by someone. Who? And what has that to do with the art museum masterpieces?

Throw in another subplot about Samantha's father, and you've got quite a complicated story.


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