It's May 1940 and the war news is grim. The Germans are rolling across Europe and invasion fears are affecting everyone. Sgt. Paul Milner, who has been invalided out of the army, settles into his new job at the station. His wife is having difficulty accepting his disability, however. Foyle investigates the activities of Edith Johnson, a maid at the White Feather hotel, who was caught cutting telephone wires. When the owner of the White Feather, Margaret Ellis, is shot Foyle finds himself investigating a murder. The actual target was likely Guy Spencer, the leader of a fascist pro-Nazi movement known as the Friday Club. The case takes a particular twist when Foyle learns that Spenser may be in possession of a letter stolen from the Foreign Office and that Military Intelligence is actively monitoring Spencer and his group.
Did You Know?
There was a club in the 1930s called 'The Right Club' led by a Tory peer Archibald Ramsay, which the fascist club featured here is clearly a fictional version. See more
One of the members of the Friday Club at the hotel is introduced as "the Right Honourable John Mowbray, son of Lord Mowbray". As the son of a Lord he is Honourable, but only Lords themselves, members of the Privy Council and a few others are Right Honourable. See more
[to DCS Foyle about the Day of Prayer service
I hope the vicar's sermon's are shorter than my father's!
[From Scenes of Childhood]
Written by Robert Schumann
Played at the first social gathering of the guests at the hotel. Rather appropriately, given their sympathies, it is a German tune.] See more