September 1940: DCS Foyle investigates the murder of Richard Hunter whose body is found on a nearby beach. Although made to look like a suicide, Foyle has his doubts. Hunter was a heavy drinker and not very successful in life, but Foyle learns that he went to Oxford university. Howard Paige, a senior American government official is in the UK on top secret business. Foyle becomes re-acquainted with his first true love, Elizabeth Lewes, who he was unable to marry when her father refused them permission. Samantha Stewart finds herself homeless when her boarding house is bombed and, unable to find suitable lodgings, has taken to sleeping in the cells.
Did You Know?
At the end, Paige leaves in a RAF transport plane. The plane is the C 47 Skytrain, known to the RAF as the Dakota. This is the most famous military transport plane of WWII. There were versions for paratroopers, infantry, cargo, and fancied up VIP carriers. However, the first of the 2000 Dakotas delivered to the RAF arrived in 1942. See more
A man handling one of the stolen coins asks, "Who's Edward I-V?" Someone who doesn't understand Roman numbers probably would not be able to read the archaic lettering on a coin minted no later than 1483 -- and Edward IV's coins read EDWARDUS REX with no number. See more
Dr. Alan Redmund
[to Foyle when told of Hunter's suicide
Richard Hunter was a wreck of a human being. I don't think I've ever met anyone who had less reason to be alive.
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