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 (as Dugald Bruce-Lockhart)
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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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War





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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 »


I watched this tonight and someone made a reference about someone who came "from Cumbria" or words to that effect. The term "Cumbria" did not come into usage until the 1st of April 1974 when the administration map of the counties of Great Britain were drastically changed. Before that date and certainly during the war anyone from what is today known as "Cumbria" would have been said to come from "Cumberland", "Westmorland" or the "Furness area of Lancashire". See more »


[last lines]
Samantha Stewart: [Germany has just launched Operation Barbarossa, invasion of the Soviet Union] Can it be possible? The end of the war?
DCS Christopher Foyle: Be nice to think so.
Samantha Stewart: Well I'm going to drink to it anyway. Over by Christmas?
Sgt. Paul Milner: You said that last Christmas.
Samantha Stewart: All right then. New year.
DCS Christopher Foyle: New year.
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Harking back to Danger UXB?
7 July 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly drawn out episode, and the more naturalistic acting, at the encouragement of the director obviously, was a little off-putting. Nevertheless, if you enjoyed the series from 1979 'Danger UXB' then you'll enjoy the similarities between it and this episode! I went back and watched the first episode of Danger UXB to be sure, and I'd be certain that they've watched it before they set up this film. Some early scenes are very similar! The action involves a shipyard, an unexploded bomb, a theft, a murder, the usual elements ... and another excellent solution by the always brilliant Foyle (the understated Michael Kitchen).

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