It's May 1940 and the war news is grim. The Germans are rolling across Europe and invasion fears are affecting everyone. Sgt. Paul Milner, who has been invalided out of the army, settles into his new job at the station. His wife is having difficulty accepting his disability, however. Foyle investigates the activities of Edith Johnson, a maid at the White Feather hotel, who was caught cutting telephone wires. When the owner of the White Feather, Margaret Ellis, is shot Foyle finds himself investigating a murder. The actual target was likely Guy Spencer, the leader of a fascist pro-Nazi movement known as the Friday Club. The case takes a particular twist when Foyle learns that Spenser may be in possession of a letter stolen from the Foreign Office and that Military Intelligence is actively monitoring Spencer and his group. Written by
Did You Know?
The Friday Club has echoes of The Monday Club. Formed as a right wing pressure group within the Conservative Party in 1961, the Conservatives severed connections with the Monday Club in 2001 due to its opinions on race and imperialism. Over its history, some Monday Club members have been suspected of supporting the National Front and of being nazis. See more
Foyle reads a letter from his son, in which Foyle Jnr writes "... I'll get a bit of leave before my wings exam." The photograph of Foyle Junior, next to Foyle's chair, shows him wearing wings already. See more
[to DCS Foyle about the Day of Prayer service
I hope the vicar's sermon's are shorter than my father's!
[From Scenes of Childhood]
Written by Robert Schumann
Played at the first social gathering of the guests at the hotel. Rather appropriately, given their sympathies, it is a German tune.] See more