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.
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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
At the start when Jack and Derek argue in the pub, Jack pulls a Luger pistol from his pocket with his right hand and points it at his friend. As he points the Luger you clearly hear the sound of hammer being cocked, yet the Luger uses an internal striker and has no hammer. The Luger also has a toggle action which would have required Jack to use his other hand to cock the pistol and chamber the round. However Jack draws the pistol and points it in one fluid motion so that cannot be the sound. Lastly taking off the safety would have been probably inaudible and at most would have not been more that a single simple click, not the hard to mistake sound of a hammer being cocked. See more
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