American troops arrive in Britain and the Corps of Engineers building an airstrip on a Hastings farm is met with resentment.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert O'Sullivan ...
Boy at Roadside
Susan Davies
Alan Carter
Andrew MacLachlan ...
Dr Mark Rogers
Peter Jonfield ...
Harold Grayson
Sergeant Jack O'Connor
Keith Barron ...
David Barrett
Will Grayson
John McArdle ...
Stan Davies
Jane Wood ...
Mary Davies
Jay Simpson ...


March 1942: The US Army Corps of Engineers arrives in Hastings to build an aerodrome and Foyle needs to calm a local farmer whose land has been requisitioned by the government. Foyle also gets hooked into giving a lecture to the American GIs on local customs. It all takes a more serious turn when a local barmaid, Susan Davies, is found strangled. She had been seeing one of the GIs and was pregnant, but was also involved selling illegal whiskey for her employer, Alan Carter. Meanwhile Sgt. Milner investigates the death of friend, Will Grayson, who died in a house fire. He had been drinking at Carter's pub but wasn't drunk when he left and Milner can't quite figure out why his friend didn't get out of the burning house in time. Finally, Sam gets unhappy news from boyfriend Andrew. Written by garykmcd

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Taylor and Susan are in the hay barn and hear gunshots. Taylor says it is probably Farmer Giles and his blunderbuss. J. R. R. Tolkien's story "Farmer Giles of Ham" does contain a blunderbuss and was written in 1939 but not published untill 1949. See more »


On several occasions, military protocol was not followed by the American serviceman. In the real world, the behavior and disregard of basic regulations would have been dealt with severely. Some of the examples are, (1) the N.C.O.s did not salute the Captain on several occasions. (2) Foyle was invited by the Captain to speak to the NCO's regarding the local customs of the Brits. The sergeant spoke to Foyle with belligerence in a manner that would have caused embarrassment to his commanding officer.(3) When arriving into town, two privates were riding in the back of a jeep with the first sergeant driving and Captain in the front seat. The privates would have probably sent to the brig for making lewd comments and whistling at a young lady who at the time was giving the Captain directions. (4) Private Farnetti asked the Captain for permission to go into town while his immediate superior, the sergeant was in the room at the time. (5) During the inquiry of Private Taylor regarding his whereabouts during the murder, the private sat behind a table while the Captain stood. Their positions regarding sitting and standing would have been reversed in a military circumstance. See more »


[first lines]
Boy at Roadside: [yells] The Jerries are here. The Jerries are here.
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1 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just received a tape of this episode of Foyle's War from Great Britain. As in the previous episodes of this series, this and the other episode of Foyle's War 4 were beautifully photographed and well acted. Having said that, I was disappointed in the research done about two of the facts included in this film.

When the GI (Joe Franetti) is talking to Samantha Stewart about his military service, he says he received training at Fort Benning in Virginia. Fort Benning is located in the state of Georgia, not Virginis.

Second, a reference is made to the medicine streptomycin. According to the internet site "Foyle's" this episode is set in August 1942. Streptomycin was not discovered until 1944.

I hope the producers/director will do a better job in researching all the facts about the events in wartime Great Britain. This is one of the best series on television. Please don't let poor research degrade this excellent production.

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