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"Foyle's War" Eagle Day (2002)

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Original Air Date:
17 November 2002 (Season 1, Episode 4)
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Bill Thomas ... Willis
Katy Brittain ... Joyce Davies
Fergus Webster ... PC Fisher
Tom Bowles ... Graham Davies

Jamie Parker ... Bruce Leighton-Morris

Julian Ovenden ... Andrew Foyle

Michael Kitchen ... Christopher Foyle

Honeysuckle Weeks ... Samantha Stewart

Anthony Howell ... Paul Milner
Hugh Lloyd ... Frank Watson

Anthony Calf ... Martin Keller

Roger Allam ... Alastair Graeme
Louise Breckon-Richards ... Jane Holdsworth
Naomi Frederick ... Anne Roberts
Geoffrey Hutchings ... Harold Smith

Eileen Davies ... Enid Smith
Adam Kotz ... Henderson

Anton Lesser ... Austin Carmichael
Stephen Moore ... Iain Stewart
Ifan Huw Dafydd ... Creavey

Michael Simkins ... Hugh Reid
Jane Booker ... Elizabeth Graeme
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Will Harrow ... Boy (as Joe Johnson)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jeremy Silberston 
Writing credits
Anthony Horowitz (written and created by)

Produced by
Averil Brennan .... line producer
Jill Green .... producer
Simon Passmore .... producer
Jim Reeve .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jim Parker 
Cinematography by
Peter Middleton (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ian Farr 
Casting by
Joyce Nettles 
Production Design by
Maurice Cain 
Art Direction by
Simon Bowles 
Costume Design by
Rosalind Ebbutt 
Makeup Department
Marzenna Fus-Mickiewicz .... makeup artist
Dorka Nieradzik .... makeup designer
Lesley Noble .... makeup artist
Production Management
Heidi Mount .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Badrawy .... third assistant director (as Adam Barrington)
Alison Banks .... second assistant director
Bill Brennan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Will Ayres .... dressing props
David Broadfoot .... rigger
Nick Cosens .... stand-by props
Judy Ducker .... production buyer
Mark McNeil .... stand-by props
Roy O'Connor .... dressing props
Karl Probert .... stand-by art director
Daren Reynolds .... stand-by props (as Darren Reynolds)
Julian Searle .... property master
Fiona Gavin .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Mark Hedges .... dressing props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jaya Bishop .... sound maintenance
Terry Brown .... effects editor
Fiona Curran .... dialogue editor
Tony Dawe .... sound recordist
Paul Harris .... dubbing mixer
Tony Dawe .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Beavis .... special effects
Alan Stuart .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Campbell .... best boy (as David Campbell)
David Hedges .... focus puller
David Hedley .... gaffer
Ian Maghie .... camera grip
Simon Walton .... clapper loader
Casting Department
Louise Cross .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alex Fordham .... wardrobe master (as Alexander Fordham)
Heather Howell .... costume supervisor
Natalie Humphries .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Aaron Coot .... dailies operator
Justin Eely .... on-line editor
Location Management
Donald Cameron .... supervising location manager
Fiona Elrington .... location manager (as Flo Elrington)
Transportation Department
Mark-Oliver-Tlo .... picture car coordinator: picture cars
Other crew
Billy Callow .... production secretary
Terry Charman .... advisor: Imperial War Museum
Linda Hirst .... production accountant
Jamie McKay-Haynes .... stand-in (as Jamie McKay-Haines)
Gillian Nesbitt .... publicist
Sian Prosser .... script supervisor
Lee Proudfoot .... pilot: Spitfire
Shelagh Pymm .... publicist
Tina Shadick .... assistant accountant
Dena Vincent .... production coordinator
Mike Woodley .... aerial co-ordinator
Jon Baker .... armourer (uncredited)
Paul Mills .... floor runner (uncredited)
Ian Pearce .... security (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anthony Horowitz  creator

Art Direction by
Karl Probert 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Will Cummins .... third assistant director (2005)
Rachel Stone .... second assistant director (2005)
Sound Department
Gareth Llewellyn .... assistant dubbing mixer (series 2 and 3)
Ben Dimmock .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Fontaine .... best boy
Location Management
Anna Lee .... location assistant (2004)
Other crew
Charles Bodycomb .... armorer
Harriet Worth .... floor runner
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

98 min | UK:100 min
Sound Mix:
UK:PG (video rating) (2003)

Did You Know?

Bawdsey Manor, used as a filming location for the radar testing that Andrew Foyle takes part in, was the birthplace of Britain's radar defence network.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During the war women in the Air Force served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. WAAF officers wore a brass A (for Auxiliary) on their uniform lapels, non-commissioned ranks wore a cloth A badge immediately under the shoulder eagle. The WAAFs seen were not wearing these badges.See more »
DCS Christopher Foyle:So how did it go?
Samantha Stewart:Not very well. He rumbled me. In fact he pinched me.
DCS Christopher Foyle:Pinched you?
Samantha Stewart:Yes. Quite hard. Really hurt!
DCS Christopher Foyle:Right I'm gonna go and talk to him.
Samantha Stewart:No. Leave it. Its alright.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Spoils of War, 25 May 2016
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

The Germans do a bombing run and when a collapsed building is combed, a man is found with a knife in his chest. It appears that he was not killed in the explosion but rather, murdered. His wife admits to having had an affair. She is filled with guilt. Meanwhile, Foyle's son, a pilot for the RAF, instead of getting his own assignment to fly into battle is put into a test pilot program, using experimental jets. The problem is that while he is doing this heroic work for the war effort, he can't tell anyone what he is doing. As a matter of fact, he comes under suspicion for spying (this, of course, is not true, but he is being vilified by some overzealous brass). The effort to explain the stabbing and the incarceration of his son become the two principle problems Foyle must deal with. There are levels of authority that must be dealt with and, of course, they are unyielding in their tunnel vision way. A separate issue has to do with the shortsightedness of a minister father, trying to diminish the importance of the young woman who is Foyle's driver. I liked this episode.

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