September 1940: When the police and the civil authorities suspect that petrol is being stolen from a local depot, Foyle agrees to let Sam Stewart go undercover as a driver to see if she can find out what is going on. Sam is partnered with Connie Dewar who is in love with a flying officer, Rex Talbot who just happens to be Andrew Foyle's best friend. It becomes apparent to Sam that Connie is involved in the petrol thefts and when she is found dead, there are a number of suspects. Connie is also several months pregnant but she didn't tell anyone who the father was. For DCS Foyle, the case becomes especially complicated when it turns out his son Andrew was perhaps the last person to see her alive. Written by
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Connie offers her friend Violet "stockings in a bottle", which was a bottle of brown liquid so that woman unable to afford real stockings could stain the lower parts of their legs brown to give the impression that they were wearing stockings. See more
In this episode, set in 1940, Foyle's son is flying a Spitfire that has markings of the 317 Polish Squadron "City of Wilno". The squadron was not formed until February 1941 and was not flying Spitfires until October 1941. See more
You see, the trouble with war is committees, and the trouble with committees is that people take an hour to say what you or I could say in a couple of minutes.
Mmm. I had an instructor at the MTC. We called him Chloroform, because when he finished talking, there was nobody left awake.
What did he teach?
Now you tell me.