Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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Bleak Midwinter 

The death of a woman in a munitions factory becomes linked with the murder of Milner's estranged wife as he falls under suspicion and Foyle strives to clear his name.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Ambler ... Grace Phillips
... Harry Osborne
Ann Beach ... Hilda Greenwood
... Phyllis Law
... Eddie Baker
... Edith Ashford
... Paul Milner
... Christopher Foyle
Michael Parkhouse ... Brian Tremayne
... PC Peters
Jay Simpson ... Sgt Brooke
... Samantha Stewart
... Eric Clayton
... Neville Johnson
Mali Harries ... Jane Milner


December 1942: DCS Foyle investigates the death of Grace Phillips who died in what appears to be an accident in a munitions factory. Grace, who had been living with her boyfriend Harry Osborne, had become very sad of late and had mysteriously mentioned something about thievery to a fellow worker just a week before her death. Sgt. Milner's estranged wife Jane, whom he's not seen for over two years, visits him unexpectedly. Jane knew the dead girl and had important information for her husband, but she is killed while on her way to tell him. When evidence points to Sgt. Milner as the perpetrator, Foyle is forced to suspend him. Meanwhile the staff at the police station are overly preoccupied with the evidence gathered in a racketeering case - especially a plump turkey. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War





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11 February 2007 (UK)  »

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The title of the episode is derived from the Episcopal (Anglican) Advent hymn: "In the Bleak Mid-Winter". Very appropriate choice for the time line. (Advent is the four weeks in Late November and on into December that leads up to Christmas.) See more »


Phyllis Law: That tells you a bit about our work, doesn't it? Going to a funeral is the high point of my week.
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Milner Put to the Test
19 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

There are actually three plots at work here, all of which are interesting. First of all, Milner's conniving wife shows up after two years and demands that he take her back. Remember, she rejected him because of his war injuries. Soon after a row with him, she is murdered on the street. Of course, he is suspected. Secondly, there are bad things going on at a munitions plant that is mostly populated by women. A young lady who has been shacking up with a questionable character, falls asleep on the job and blows herself up. The next issue involves that very young man who has an agenda of his own. He is incredibly evil and reckless. There are factors that make this less than suspenseful, but, of course, we want to see justice done.

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