Foyle's investigation of the death of a young black marketeer and stolen food is interrupted by his suspension on charges of sedition.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Parker
Jonathan Moore ...
Leonard Holmes
Matthew Farley
Bill Moody ...
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Colin Fowler
Susan Porrett ...
Deidre Simms
Adrian Lukis ...
Blake Hardiman
Max Joseph
Amanda Reece
Caroline Harker ...
Mark Wilson


October 1940: Someone's stealing supplies to sell on the black market. Foyle is accused of spreading alarm in a London bomb shelter and so he ends up at home with his despondent injured son. The 'funk hole' houses elites willing to pay to live in a safe place in the country. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War





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7 December 2003 (UK)  »

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Adrian Lukis (Mr. Hardiman) and Joanna David (Mrs. Powell) at the "funk hole" in Ep. 2.4 appeared together in 1995's Pride and Prejudice as George Wickham and Elizabeth Bennett's Aunt Gardiner, respectively. See more »


When Mrs Powell answers the phone as is asked who is calling she says, "They didn't say". The use of "they" as a gender-vague singular pronoun is a very recent change to the language. Back then she would have said "He didn't say" or "She didn't say" as appropriate. See more »


[Mr. Powell, a blind WWI veteran, finds his own son deserted from his regiment and is living in the house under an assumed name]
Mark Wilson: I couldn't take it anymore! You don't understand...
Malcolm Powell: Of course I understand! You didn't want to end up like me.
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References The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) See more »

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Foyle Under a Microscope
1 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Foyle is accused of sedition when a man who was in a bombing raid uses his name. He is immediately removed from his position and a zealot from the head office investigates. There is more to the story than meets the eye, but Foyle cannot act on his own, leaving his young assistant and his driver to their own designs. They are bullied by this guy, Sam being sent to the old motor pool from whence she came. When a suspected suicide occurs, this man leaps to the conclusion that murder was not the cause of death. Eventually, word of what is going on and a bit of chicanery gets our wonderful policeman back in the game. The villainy that is taking place is the centerpiece of this episode. The strength of this series is that the war is a central character. Foyle's son has been injured and is unable to rejoin his unit. This leads to a relationship between he and Sam.

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