Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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Enemy Fire 

February 1941: When a manor house is commandeered as a special burn unit for treating injured RAF pilots, Foyle is called in to investigate a series of accidents.

Director:

Jeremy Silberston

Writer:

Anthony Horowitz (written and created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Wood ... Sir Michael Waterford
Sandra Voe Sandra Voe ... Mrs Roecastle
Bill Paterson ... Patrick Jamieson
Jonathan Slinger ... Dr. Brian Wrenn
Dearbhla Molloy ... Matron Grace Petrie
Peter Blythe ... Grp Cpt. Lawrence Smythe
Michael Kitchen ... Christopher Foyle
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Samantha Stewart
Julian Ovenden ... Andrew Foyle
Shaun Dooley ... Gordon Drake
Simon Woods ... Greville Woods
Geoffrey Freshwater ... Sergeant Rivers
Richard Huw Richard Huw ... Peter Preston
Anthony Howell ... Sergeant Paul Milner
Martin Turner ... Wing Commander Turner
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DCS Foyle and Sgt. Milner investigate a series of strange events at a local manor house that has been converted to a hospital to treat RAF pilots suffering from extensive burns. Most of the incidents verge on the side of bad jokes, but when a more serious attempt is made on the life of an RAF Group Captain, they take a more serious interest. They learn that an RAF Sergeant with a criminal record, Gordon Drake, is living on a cottage on the estate and has a connection with the estate's owner, Sir Michael Waterford who may not appreciate the way the RAF has commandeered his home. Foyle also learns that Drake was having an affair with the wife of a doctor, Brian Wrenn, who also works at the burn hospital. Foyle's son Andrew, an RAF pilot, has also had several run-ins with Drake. Andrew is also suffering from fatigue and goes AWOL ending up at Sam's flat. Written by garykmcd

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pilot | manor | estate | fatigue | doctor | See All (171) »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2004 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

Andrew is promoted to Flight Lieutenant. This is two steps up from where he began, with the two lower ranks being Pilot Officer and Flying Officer. It is also one step below Squadron Leader. See more »

Goofs

In the episode Foyle's War: The Funk Hole, Andrew tells Sam that he was 8 when his mother died, but Foyle is at his wife's grave on the 9th anniversary of her death. This would mean that Andrew is only 17 in this episode, which is highly unlikely for a character that is supposed to have put university on hold to serve in the RAF. See more »

Quotes

Anne Bolton: Sam told me Greville had been hurt. She told me I should visit him, but it was only when I was there, I realized I didn't want to. Does that sound very cool to you, sergeant Milner? I can't see him, I should want to see him, I want the Greville Woods I was in love with, the Greville I was going to marry. I tried to make myself visit him, that's why I was there that night, but I couldn't do it, I couldn't face him.
Sergeant Paul Milner: Thank you, miss Bolton.
Anne Bolton: You think I'm disgusting?...
Sergeant Paul Milner: No... But I will speak out ...
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A Truly Human Episode
13 September 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I believe that this particular offering gave us a truly biting view of war and its implications. We are thrust into the world of medicine needed to treat the horrors of this time in history (as we continue to do to this day). Our current wars have flooded us with dismemberment, burns, and, yes, death. It is bad enough for the victims as they try to recover from physical injuries, but the stresses on them brought on by ignorant and insensitive people who now treat them as less then whole, must be a terrifying thing. The young man who awaits the arrival of his betrothed lies in the hospital, feeling less a man. This is soundly portrayed in this excellent portrayal. Foyle's must wade through some really evil events as he guides and directs his investigation.


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