September 1940: DCS Foyle investigates the murder of Richard Hunter whose body is found on a nearby beach. Although made to look like a suicide, Foyle has his doubts. Hunter was a heavy drinker and not very successful in life, but Foyle learns that he went to Oxford university. Howard Paige, a senior American government official is in the UK on top secret business. Foyle becomes re-acquainted with his first true love, Elizabeth Lewes, who he was unable to marry when her father refused them permission. Samantha Stewart finds herself homeless when her boarding house is bombed and, unable to find suitable lodgings, has taken to sleeping in the cells. Written by
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At the beginning of the episode, the wallpaper in the bedroom of Sam (played by Honeysuckle Weeks) is the pattern 'Honeysuckle' by William Morris. See more
The newspaper editor smokes filtered cigarettes. These were uncommon at the time and marketed chiefly to women. They would hardly be the smoke of a newspaper editor. See more
[Paige, Foyle's murder suspect, walks free because he is organizing American supplies for the war effort
You sound like a sore loser. You know what the French say? "C'est la guerre."
DCS Christopher Foyle
Precisely, Mr. Paige. "It's the war." And no war has lasted forever, and neither will this one. A year, maybe ten, but it will end. And when it does, Mr. Paige, you will still be a thief, a liar, and a murderer, and I will not have forgotten. And wherever you are, I will find you. You're not escaping justice, ...
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven See more