Foyles hones in on two murders: an unpopular psychiatrist in a trauma facility and a low security German POW on work release to a local farm.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Dawson
Louis Nummy ...
Daniel Dawson
Rose Dawson
Josef Novak
Danny Worters ...
Tommy Crooks
Jay Simpson ...
Duncan Bell ...
Iain Campbell
Alexander Gilmour ...
Peter Phelps
Sally Leonard ...
Joy Phelps


Foyle has a number of apparently unrelated investigations under way. The most serious is the murder of Dr. Julian Worth who worked at a nearby hospital for mentally disturbed soldiers and airmen. He is found in his office stabbed in the chest with a letter opener. Worth was much disliked by his colleagues and was about to leave for a new job. The police also search for a 15-year old boy who has run away from his London home and may have returned to the area to where he was evacuated. Finally, they investigate the murder of a German POW who spent his days working on a local farm but who was no longer welcome when the owner returns after spending five years as a German prisoner of war. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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20 July 2008 (USA)  »

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Generally, the British and American POW's were well fed, received proper medical attention, received Red Cross food & cigarette packages monthly and played some sort of sport be it fut-ball, baseball or boxing every day. The food deprivation did not start until 1945 when Germany could not feed it's own citizens, let alone the POW's. POW camps were NOT concentration camps. Germany had enough sense to know that if they mistreated the Allied prisoners, the same mistreatment would be applied to their captured personnel. Göring went to the effort to use "his" air force(Luftwaffe) personnel to run the POW camps for captured airmen. (That is why Colonel Klink was not dressed in a traditional Wehrmacht uniform, he was in the Luftwaffe). Göring was determined to keep "those lunatics" out of the POW camps to insure proper treatment would be given to his captured airmen. Göring even had a nephew who was a B-17 pilot who flew out of England (plane name: Fearless Fosdick) See more »


When Novac - the psychiatrist is lying in the bath, and Foyle and Milner break in to his house, it shows the bath water overflowing, however when Milner enters the bathroom, and looks at Novak, the water is about a foot below the edge of the bath. See more »


Josef Novak: [to Foyle] Chess is splendid, don't you think? Along with the cinema, it keeps me sane.
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References Going My Way (1944) See more »


Horst Wessel Song
Lyrics Horst Wessel (1929)
Music Peter Cornelius (1865)
Sung by marching German POWs
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One of the best episodes
4 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's now fall of 1944, and the war is winding down -- people are hoping it will end any day (although it was another six months before it did, and many more casualties resulted). In this episode, possibly the saddest in the series, several lives come together, all victims of the war or other unpleasant human circumstances, resulting in two deaths, neither premeditated; both due to anger, but one very generalized, one very specific. The upshot is a series of lives ruined, lives of people who were good people, perhaps, but like others in a war-torn environment, the boundaries between good and evil are lost. All in all, even the joy that anyone in this episode can feel is tainted with unbearable sadness and the possibility that all could be lost at any moment. Life is frail.

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