Foyle has a number of apparently unrelated investigations under way. The most serious is the murder of Dr. Julian Worth who worked at a nearby hospital for mentally disturbed soldiers and airmen. He is found in his office stabbed in the chest with a letter opener. Worth was much disliked by his colleagues and was about to leave for a new job. The police also search for a 15-year old boy who has run away from his London home and may have returned to the area to where he was evacuated. Finally, they investigate the murder of a German POW who spent his days working on a local farm but who was no longer welcome when the owner returns after spending five years as a German prisoner of war.
Did You Know?
The song that the German prisoners of war are singing while they march down the street is the Horst-Wessel-Lied (or "Horst Wessel Song"), the anthem of the Nazi Party. See more
Foyle has been presented in this and earlier episodes as a chess lover. However he and Dr. Novak, whose uncle was "champion of Poland", play a bizarre opening (with a possible move sequence 1. e4 e5 2. b3 b5 3. Na3 Na6 4. Nxb5) that no-one familiar with basic principles of chess would play. See more
Violence never achieves anything.
That's a good one, doctor. Where have you been these last five years? And how many people in the world have been killed while we've been sitting here having this cosy little chat?
References Going My Way
Horst Wessel Song
Lyrics Horst Wessel
Music Peter Cornelius
Sung by marching German POWs See more