1945:- A group of scientists observe the testing of an atomic bomb at Los Alamos in the New Mexico desert. A year later Foyle is approached by Hilda Pierce, now working for MI5. Her boss Sir William Chambers explains that a Russian defector, Gorin, has supplied them with news of the Eternity Ring, a group of Soviet sympathisers bent on betraying Britain's atomic secrets. Sam is now working as a secretary to Professor Fraser, one of the suspects who was present at Los Alamos and Foyle meets up with her, being introduced to Fraser and his colleague Max Hoffman, a Polish communist who escaped Nazi persecution. Both work at Armwell Atomic Research Station. Hoffman connects Sam to Foyle and she is sacked but when uranium is stolen from Armwell and the thief murdered, she joins Foyle in investigating the Eternity Ring - as well as helping husband Adam stand for election as a Labour MP. Written by
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The character "Aleksei Gorin" is loosely based on the Soviet defector Igor Gouzenko. See more
At the beginning of the episode, Frazier and Hoffman are seen witnessing the Trinity Atomic Test. While wearing googles they see the flash of the blast which is followed by the shock wave 6.3 seconds after (yes, I timed it..). Given the stated distance of the bunker from the detonation tower or 10,000 yards, the delay should have been much longer, 26.6 seconds.
During the same scene, about 12 seconds before the detonation , a group men are scene looking out of one of the other portholes without googles, one even using a binoculars. It is possible that that may have looked away at the last minute, but all personnel would have been wearing googles at the time of the test. See more
Professor Fraser, Max Hoffman. We met briefly.
At Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Yes, yes, I remember.
I love your work of course, Professor, and I'm, I'm delighted to see you.
My wife, Helen; she works as my assistant.
Ah. Pleased to meet you, Mrs. Fraser.
How do you do?
Ah, come, come. We should finish and get inside. The test will be starting soon.
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
(as Ludwig von Beethoven)
Played on piano See more