Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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Eagle Day 

Foyle investigates a man found with a knife in his stomach in a bombed out building while son Andrew gets involved in a top secret radar program.


Jeremy Silberston


Anthony Horowitz (written and created by)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas ... Willis
Katy Brittain Katy Brittain ... Joyce Davies
Fergus Webster Fergus Webster ... PC Fisher
Tom Bowles Tom Bowles ... Graham Davies
Jamie Parker Jamie Parker ... Bruce Leighton-Morris
Julian Ovenden ... Andrew Foyle
Michael Kitchen ... Christopher Foyle
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Samantha Stewart
Anthony Howell ... Paul Milner
Hugh Lloyd Hugh Lloyd ... Frank Watson
Anthony Calf ... Martin Keller
Roger Allam ... Alastair Graeme
Louise Breckon-Richards Louise Breckon-Richards ... Jane Holdsworth
Naomi Frederick Naomi Frederick ... Anne Roberts
Geoffrey Hutchings Geoffrey Hutchings ... Harold Smith


August 1940: During the blitz, a man is found in his bombed-out house, stabbed in the chest. The man was a lorry driver who was transporting works of art to Wales for safekeeping. Foyle suspects that the man's job and the art work are somehow related to his death. Foyle's son Andrew, an RAF pilot, stops in en route to his first operational assignment. Disappointed at not being assigned to a squadron, he finds that he is to assist in the development of a new technology - radar. Things get dicey when Andrew is accused of giving information to the enemy. Sam receives a visits from her clergyman father who insists that she pack it in and return home. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War


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17 November 2002 (UK) See more »

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"Eagle Day" ("Adlertag" in German) was the Nazi code name for the launch of the Battle of Britain. See more »


The round RADAR screen with the iconic type of sweeping display was not used until after the war. The correct display was a horizontal line, as shown to the right of the round screen. Ditto the rotating RADAR antenna outside - the antennas were fixed at that time. (In any case, the antenna rotation should have the same speed as the display rotation, which it did not.) See more »


Sgt. Paul Milner: A man's body has been found, Hendley Terrace, bombed last night.
DCS Christopher Foyle: oh yeah...?
Samantha Stewart: Was he killed by the jerry?
Sgt. Paul Milner: No, unless they are dropping kitchen knives. He was stabbed.
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Eagle Day
28 June 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

During a German air raid, the body of lorry driver Graham Davies is found inside a bombed out house, but he has been stabbed. Davies had been involved in transporting valuable artwork to Wales for safekeeping.

When Samantha's preacher father comes down to take her back home because he thinks her job is too dangerous, he inadvertently identifies a valuable statue which leads Foyle to believe that Davies may had been involved in hiding some of the artwork for profit.

Foyle's son Andrew also returns. He is a test pilot for the RAF by flying without being detected by radar. However after an incident Andrew thinks someone was trying to kill him and he is then later arrested for passing military secrets.

Foyle ends up investigating two deaths as well as trying to get his son released. Foyle discovers that one of the victim's was linked with his son's assignment.

A busy and in some ways convoluted episode which I felt was rather too neatly resolved. Even the Reverend was happy to leave his daughter working for Foyle when he started off being so abrasive and rather pig headed.

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