Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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Casualties of War 

Foyle has his hands full dealing with illegal gambling, sabotage, and his needy goddaughter who shows up on his doorstep with her traumatized son.

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Frank Morgan
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Terry Morgan
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Jose De Perez
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Lydia Nicholson
Joshua Lewis ...
James Nicholson
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Richard Clothier ...
Captain Boothroyd
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Henry Townsend
Søren Byder ...
Hans Lindemann (as Soren Byder)
Abigail Cruttenden ...
Evelyn Richards
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Michael Richards
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Jay Simpson ...
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March 1943: Foyle receives a visit from his goddaughter, whom he has not seen for 10 years, and her young son who is shell shocked from when his school was bombed. When she runs off leaving her son, Foyle must locate her. A new Assistant Commissioner is after Foyle to crack down on illegal gambling. Sgt. Milner is assigned to the case and goes undercover with mixed results. Milner sees two young lads gambling lots of cash and decides to find out where they're getting their money. Foyle is also investigating a group of saboteurs. When a murder occurs near a military research facility, Foyle believes he has solved the crime but the new AC insists he release the subject in question. Foyle in turn feels he has only one option open to him. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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15 April 2007 (UK)  »

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This episode is dedicated to director Jeremy Silberston who co-developed the series and has directed several episodes. See more »

Goofs

Captain Boothroyd is a naval officer with a moustache. In the Royal Navy, officers were (and still are) allowed either to be clean-shaven or else to have a "full set" (beard and moustache). A moustache on its own is *not* permitted. See more »

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AC Henry Parkins: I need Mr. Foyle's driver to take me to the Regency Hotel. Where is he?
Samantha Stewart: Oh... That's me, sir.
AC Henry Parkins: What?...
Samantha Stewart: I'm Mr. Foyle's driver.
AC Henry Parkins: But that's not a police uniform.
Samantha Stewart: Well, no, I was, um, transferred from the MTC. I know it's a bit irregular, but what with the war and everything, there was no one else.
AC Henry Parkins: It's more than irregular! A transfer from the MTC, it's unheard of! How long has this been going on for?
Samantha Stewart: About three years... I don't mind, really...
AC Henry Parkins: It's not you I'm thinking of, it's police procedure!
Sgt Brooke:
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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In Too Far to Get Out
19 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story begins with a couple brothers trying to burglarize a big, beautiful house. The house is filled with treasures. However, they have no idea what they are walking into. A man is waiting for them and he begins to extort them, having them do treasonous things. At the same time we are introduced to a facility where secret work on a special kind of bomb is being done. Also, there are men involved in illegal gambling. The efforts to put a stop to this (because they act like organized criminals) brings all the stories together. The other significant story is the appearance of Foyle's niece and her shell-shocked son. He is a survivor 9f the bombing of a school where most of his classmates perished. He doesn't speak a work and has turned totally inward. The mother is a mess, but in Foyle's eyes, has always been one. She asks to stay with him and his efforts to help are turned away. Sam tries hard to assist, but the boy remains stoic. The theme of this episode is that during war, many of the rules we play by don't apply. There is a stunning announcement at the conclusion.


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