Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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A War of Nerves 

June 1941: A.C. Rose orders Foyle to delegate his investigation of black marketing ring and personally look into the possibly seditious acts of a Socialist activist.

Director:

Gavin Millar

Writer:

Anthony Horowitz (written and created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel Oatley ... Jack Archer
David Alexander David Alexander ... Derek Woodgate
Eamon Geoghegan Eamon Geoghegan ... Publican
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Samantha Stewart
Charles Pemberton Charles Pemberton ... Policeman
Corin Redgrave ... Asst. Commissioner Rose
Geoffrey Freshwater ... Sergeant Eric Rivers
Michael Kitchen ... Christopher Foyle
Anthony Howell ... Sergeant Paul Milner
Peter-Hugo Daly Peter-Hugo Daly ... Kimble / William Mason
Dugald Bruce-Lockhart Dugald Bruce-Lockhart ... Captain Ralph Hammond
Fergus O'Donnell Fergus O'Donnell ... Ernest Jones
Tony Turner Tony Turner ... Warden
Peter Capaldi ... Raymond Carter
Valerie Edmond Valerie Edmond ... Lucinda Sheridan
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Storyline

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. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2004 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

The job of disabling unexploded bombs as seen in this episode is explored in greater detail in the BBC series Danger UXB (1979). See more »

Goofs

When the police ask Captain Hammond about the missing soldier, the Captain says that he's probably walking on the beach. Most unlikely. All the beaches on the south coast of England were heavily mined and fenced off with barbed wire, and a military officer would know this. Indeed, the barbed wire and warning signs appear several times during the series. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Samantha Stewart: [Germany has just launched Operation Barbarossa, invasion of the Soviet Union] Can it be possible? The end of the war?
DCS Christopher Foyle: Be nice to think so.
Samantha Stewart: Well I'm going to drink to it anyway. Over by Christmas?
Sgt. Paul Milner: You said that last Christmas.
Samantha Stewart: All right then. New year.
DCS Christopher Foyle: New year.
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The Dark Side of War
16 September 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A recurring theme in Foyle's War is profiteering by those in communities (or in responsible positions) who are undermining the war effort. In this one we have a couple of entities at work. Most prominent are pair of guys who are working in a shipyard who are facing the creation of a union. Foyle is sent by his superiors to watch closely the activities of these "communists." We come to realize that things aren't so simple as they seem. There are others in the community who are playing fast and loose with war products. The fun thing is the adversarial relationship between Foyle and his boss. Foyle is a common sense person and sees the stupidity in people but has to pull it back frequently.


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