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

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.


Gavin Millar


Anthony Horowitz (written and created by)



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel Oatley ... Jack Archer
David Alexander David Alexander ... Derek Woodgate
Eamon Geoghegan Eamon Geoghegan ... Publican
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Samantha Stewart
Charles Pemberton Charles Pemberton ... Policeman
Corin Redgrave ... Asst. Commissioner Rose
Geoffrey Freshwater ... Sergeant Eric Rivers
Michael Kitchen ... Christopher Foyle
Anthony Howell ... Sergeant Paul Milner
Peter-Hugo Daly Peter-Hugo Daly ... Kimble / William Mason
Dugald Bruce-Lockhart Dugald Bruce-Lockhart ... Captain Ralph Hammond
Fergus O'Donnell Fergus O'Donnell ... Ernest Jones
Tony Turner Tony Turner ... Warden
Peter Capaldi ... Raymond Carter
Valerie Edmond 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) See more »

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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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The Dark Side of War
16 September 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A recurring theme in Foyle's War is profiteering by those in communities (or in responsible positions) who are undermining the war effort. In this one we have a couple of entities at work. Most prominent are pair of guys who are working in a shipyard who are facing the creation of a union. Foyle is sent by his superiors to watch closely the activities of these "communists." We come to realize that things aren't so simple as they seem. There are others in the community who are playing fast and loose with war products. The fun thing is the adversarial relationship between Foyle and his boss. Foyle is a common sense person and sees the stupidity in people but has to pull it back frequently.

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