Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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The Funk Hole 

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 ...
Home Guard
Colin Fowler
Susan Porrett ...
Deidre Simms
Kate Farley
Adrian Lukis ...
Blake Hardiman
Max Joseph
Amanda Reece
Jane Hardiman


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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Did You Know?


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


Foyle's son, Andrew, says in this episode that he was eight years old when his mother died. But the year is 1940 and other episodes establish that Andrew is 22 in 1940 and that his mother died in 1932, making him at least 14 at the time. 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 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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