March 1943: Foyle receives a visit from his goddaughter, whom he has not seen for 10 years, and her young son who is shell shocked from when his school was bombed. When she runs off leaving her son, Foyle must locate her. A new Assistant Commissioner is after Foyle to crack down on illegal gambling. Sgt. Milner is assigned to the case and goes undercover with mixed results. Milner sees two young lads gambling lots of cash and decides to find out where they're getting their money. Foyle is also investigating a group of saboteurs. When a murder occurs near a military research facility, Foyle believes he has solved the crime but the new AC insists he release the subject in question. Foyle in turn feels he has only one option open to him.
Did You Know?
The Sandhurst Road School bombing mentioned in this episode was a real event that took place on the 20th of January in 1943, just after noon. It is considered the worst of the school bombings during World War II. Thirty-two children died during the raid and six more children died while in hospital. Six staff members died as well which includes Mary Frances Jukes, the teacher also mentioned in this episode. A total of sixty others were injured. See more
The Royal Navy officer is wearing a moustache. In the Royal Navy, then as now, they either wore a "full set" (ie beard and moustache) of were clean shaven. A beard or moustache on its own are against Naval regulations for both officers and ratings. See more
[Sam has just survived a timebomb explosion while on a walk in the woods
I have to say it was the last thing I was expecting. Would you realise it was the third time I've been blown up?
Can't say I was counting.
First of all there was the pub and then Jerry dropped a bomb on my house, and now this! I was only going for a walk in the woods. Seems nowhere's safe these days.
And you saw what?
Two youths. They were both about 18, I'd say. One was tall and had dark hair and *his* name was Terry. I ...
References The Wizard of Oz