After Foyle is a guest at a friend's home at a dinner for an important American diplomat, a suicide victim and German agent both are discovered near the house.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Johnson ...
Jenny Wentworth
Henry Jamieson
Mrs. Esther Harrison
Clive Merrison ...
Dr. Alan Redmund
Paul Foster ...
Colin Morton
John Rake ...
Air Raid Warden
Kenneth Hunter
Arthur Lewes
Elizabeth Lewes
Tom Fairweather
Bob Fraser
Tom Georgeson ...
Richard Hunter


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 garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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16 November 2003 (UK)  »

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When Richard Hunter is in the pub reading the newspaper article about Howard Paige, another front page article describes the death on stage of an actress appearing in the Portsmouth Hippodrome. This incident actually occurred although it happened in 1936, not in 1940 as the newspaper indicates. See more »


Colonel Letwin, who arrests the man suspected of being a German spy, is wearing his Sam Browne belt the wrong way. The strap should go through his right epaulette and not his left. It should cross his chest from top right to bottom left. It should not cover his decorations, as it does in this case. His holster should probably be on the other side as well but although this is not essential, it rather defeats the purpose of the belt which is to support a scabbard or heavy pistol. See more »


Hans Maier: You will be one of the last people to see me alive. I would like you to get a message to my family.
Hans Maier: What is the message?
Hans Maier: What message can a man in my position give? Merely that I said goodbye, and that I was thinking of them at the end.
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Moonlight Sonata
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Sam Has Her Day
1 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A man is found on the beach in 1940 and Foyle investigates. It has been made to look like a suicide, but as is always the case, the sharp eyed Foyle is able to analyze things and fly in the faces of other authorities. Meanwhile, Samantha, finding herself homeless, must use her. Ingenuity to stay out of the storm. She begins to sleep in the cells, but when Foyle gets wind of this, he has other ideas fore her. She is such a wonderful character, not a love interest, of course, but loyal to a fault. There are many strange goings on and Foyle must get beyond the typical answers. As is usually the case, the war is always in the mix.

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