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

"A War of Nerves" is an episode of Foyle's War starring Samuel Oatley, David Alexander, and Eamon Geoghegan. 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.



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


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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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War


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14 November 2004 (UK)  »

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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 »


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 »


Ian Kimble: I can get you all of this.
Sgt. Paul Milner: Where from?
Ian Kimble: Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies. That's how the song goes.
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Harking back to Danger UXB?
7 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is a fairly drawn out episode, and the more naturalistic acting, at the encouragement of the director obviously, was a little off-putting. Nevertheless, if you enjoyed the series from 1979 'Danger UXB' then you'll enjoy the similarities between it and this episode! I went back and watched the first episode of Danger UXB to be sure, and I'd be certain that they've watched it before they set up this film. Some early scenes are very similar! The action involves a shipyard, an unexploded bomb, a theft, a murder, the usual elements ... and another excellent solution by the always brilliant Foyle (the understated Michael Kitchen).

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