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
Did You Know?
The comedy radio show that the desk sergeant listens to is It's That Man Again (known as ITMA) starring Tommy Handley. This was a staple radio show throughout the 1940s. 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
Dr. Alan Redmund
[to Foyle when told of Hunter's suicide
Richard Hunter was a wreck of a human being. I don't think I've ever met anyone who had less reason to be alive.
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven See more