DCS Foyle and Sgt. Milner investigate what they believe is a black market operation in the docks area. They set up a dummy company, with Milner at the head, to see what they might find and soon enough, they are approached by someone working at Talbot's shipyard. By chance, the station desk sergeant's daughter works at Talbot's and has important information for Foyle. When her boyfriend, a sapper with the Royal Engineers, is called out to Talbot's to disarm an unexploded bomb, he and his mates find something else that leads to one of them being murdered. Throughout all of this, Foyle is hounded by Assistant Commissioner Rose who insists that Foyle drop everything and investigate the activities of Raymond Carter a so-called communist agitator who is staying in Hastings.
Did You Know?
Writer Anthony Horowitz based the story of embezzlement at a wartime shipyard on an actual case of a Liverpool Shipyard owner who shot himself in January 1942. The Leftist convention alluded to actually did take place on January 12, 1941. See more
Milner is shot in the left arm by a suspect resisting arrest. When Milner next appears, his arm is in a sling. After that scene and for the rest of the episode, he appears without the sling and with his arm working perfectly. Since the events of the episode are identified as taking place all within the first 22 days of June, leading up to the German invasion of the Soviet Union, which is announced at the episode's end, there would not have been enough time for him to make such a complete recovery. See more
Bloody jerries, they call them selves the master race and can't even make a decent bomb.