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.
Did You Know?
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
That tells you a bit about our work, doesn't it? Going to a funeral is the high point of my week.