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?
The fishing boat that sails off to Dunkirk is called the Lady Rose. Thomas Wheatley
, who plays Lawson, also played Saunders in The Living Daylights
(1987), in which the Stradivarious cello owned and played by Maryam d'Abo
's character, Kara Milovy, is also called the Lady Rose. See more
The uniformed Superintendent is seen wearing the ribbon of the Police Exemplary Service Medal. This medal was not instituted until 14 June 1951, eleven years after the events portrayed. 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