Foyle battles to save a young man accused of high treason from the executioner's noose in a case that will shatter his personal world to the core.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Devereaux
Richard Goulding ...
Jack Stanford
Singer (as Tim Van Eyken)
Richard Braine ...
Mr Harmworth
Rupert Frazer ...
Commander Howard
Kirsty Besterman ...
Caroline Devereaux
Will Keen ...
Alan Deakin
Mrs Ramsay
DC Perkins
David Yelland ...
Sir Charles Devereaux
Anastasia Hille ...
Jane Devereaux


DCS Foyle is replaced and is free at last - he's resigned his position and planning to travel to the United States for an extended tour. Before departing however, he's asked to look into the case of James Devereaux, a young man who joined the Nazi British Free Corps during the war. He was taken prisoner by the Germans and refuses to explain to anyone, including Foyle, why he agreed to join the Free Corps in the first place. In a related case, DI Paul Milner investigates the murder of Agnes Littleton who was strangled with a nylon stocking. The woman worked as a secretary for James' father, Sir Charles Devereaux. Agnes was living with the Devereaux's now retired cook, Mrs. Ramsay and from all accounts was quite happy there. She also had a friend named Jack who did something hush hush during the war. A case of mistaken identity and events from James' childhood are key to solving the mystery. Sam Stewart and her friend Adam Wainwright meanwhile have lost the support of the bank who have ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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16 May 2010 (USA)  »

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A recurring theme of this story, and indeed of the series' entire seventh season, is DCS Foyle's determination to travel to America to take care of some unfinished business. It is likely this refers to the events of Foyle's War: Fifty Ships (2003). At the end of the earlier episode, Foyle was forced to release his chief murder suspect, American diplomat Howard Paige, who was helping the UK obtain critical aid at the height of the Battle of Britain. Foyle warned Paige that when the war ended, "you will still be a thief, a liar, and a murderer, and I will not have forgotten. And wherever you are, I will find you. You're not escaping justice, you're just postponing it." See more »


When Mr. Dillon at the hotel offers to pass the letter on to anyone who comes to collect it, Foyle replies that any such person should be sent on to him (Foyle) for the letter. However, apart from his surname, Foyle has given Dillon no contact details. He hasn't even mentioned that he is connected with the police. See more »


DI Paul Milner: So... this is goodbye.
Christopher Foyle: Yeah, looks like it. You're on your own now.
DC Perkins: He's got me, sir.
Christopher Foyle: Precisely.
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He Keeps Having Trouble Retiring
23 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode involves a broken young man from a rich family facing treason charges for which he may be hanged. He chooses not to defend himself, and this leads to Foyle getting dragged into things. Something is amiss because when our astute detective sees a newspaper hawker announcing the impending trial (which everyone assumes is just a formality), he is more interested than one might imagine. Apparently, there were cells of people who fought along side the Nazis. There were also informants among them, and this is at the root. There are also some secrets which are revealed as time goes along. We also have Sam's budding romance with the young owner of an inn who must confront a land developer who wishes to destroy the quaintness of the area. Things are a little contrived, but quite satisfactory, as we move to a conclusion.

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