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?
Jane Milner refers to the marriage act. In this act one of the grounds for divorce is that of abandonment for a period of at least three years. If she had stayed away for three years she would have no legal grounds to fight a divorce. As she had been away for less than three years, Paul would have to fight her in court, proving that her attempt to return was not due to reconciliation but because she wanted to take advantage of him. See more
The opening title says it is set in December 1942, the season its name indicates..
There is a lot of 'snow' on the ground at a funeral. But the trees are green. See more
I just wanted Jane out of my life.
She is now.