Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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A War of Nerves 

June 1941: A.C. Rose orders Foyle to delegate his investigation of black marketing ring and personally look into the possibly seditious acts of a Socialist activist.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Archer
David Alexander ...
Derek Woodgate
Eamon Geoghegan ...
Charles Pemberton ...
Peter-Hugo Daly ...
Kimble / William Mason
Dugald Bruce-Lockhart ...
Captain Ralph Hammond
Fergus O'Donnell ...
Ernest Jones
Tony Turner ...
Valerie Edmond ...
Lucinda Sheridan


DCS Foyle and Sgt. Milner investigate what they believe is a black market operation in the docks area. They set up a dummy company, with Milner at the head, to see what they might find and soon enough, they are approached by someone working at Talbot's shipyard. By chance, the station desk sergeant's daughter works at Talbot's and has important information for Foyle. When her boyfriend, a sapper with the Royal Engineers, is called out to Talbot's to disarm an unexploded bomb, he and his mates find something else that leads to one of them being murdered. Throughout all of this, Foyle is hounded by Assistant Commissioner Rose who insists that Foyle drop everything and investigate the activities of Raymond Carter a so-called communist agitator who is staying in Hastings. Written by garykmcd

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14 November 2004 (UK)  »

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Writer Anthony Horowitz based the story of embezzlement at a wartime shipyard on an actual case of a Liverpool Shipyard owner who shot himself in January 1942. The Leftist convention alluded to actually did take place on January 12, 1941. See more »


When Captain Hammond is calling his soldiers to deal with the bomb that has dropped at the shipyard, he calls out "Ernie, can you get the lads?" However, it has already been established that Ernie is completely deaf, and since Hammond was facing away from him and at some distance, Ernie could not have lip-read him. So why does Ernie react and obey the order? Ernie was never shown to be completely deaf and such a statement is incorrect. Consider Sgt. Milner was invalided out of the military after losing his leg at Trondheim. If Ernie was deaf from the bomb blast incident he was involved with he too would have been invalided out of the army. Even if he was awaiting a medical discharge he would never have been kept on bomb disposal duties, where hearing is so important for listening for ticking fuses and hearing instructions from co-workers who are not visible to them for safety reasons, i.e. staying a safe distance away from UXBs while other team members work on them. Apart from the fact that he probably would not have had time to learn to lip read since his accident, even if he were an expert lip reader that would not have kept him in the army, especially in bomb disposal: and lastly when Captain Hammond is telling Foyle about Ernie's injury, he says that Ernie suffered damage to his ear drums not that Ernie is deaf. Thus such an assumption, that Ernie is completely deaf and unable to hear the Captains command, is erroneous. See more »


Jack Archer: Bloody jerries, they call them selves the master race and can't even make a decent bomb.
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The Dark Side of War
16 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A recurring theme in Foyle's War is profiteering by those in communities (or in responsible positions) who are undermining the war effort. In this one we have a couple of entities at work. Most prominent are pair of guys who are working in a shipyard who are facing the creation of a union. Foyle is sent by his superiors to watch closely the activities of these "communists." We come to realize that things aren't so simple as they seem. There are others in the community who are playing fast and loose with war products. The fun thing is the adversarial relationship between Foyle and his boss. Foyle is a common sense person and sees the stupidity in people but has to pull it back frequently.

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