Series premiere. England, May 1940: Set against the backdrop of Hastings, East Sussex, during World War II, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle is thwarted in his attempts to serve his country in the war effort. Instead, his duty is to serve his local community, effectively sitting out the war, by investigating petty crimes and an occasional murder or two.
Did You Know?
The German bomber that appears in this episode resembles a twin engine Dornier Do-17, which would be correct in 1940. See more
At 39:30, DCS Foyle is reading the newspaper about Paul Milner. The caption of the photograph in the paper says Sergeant Paul Milner. Later, at the hospital, the doctor refers to Milner by saying he was a corporal in Trondheim. Foyle replies that he knew him as a Detective Sergeant. The photograph in the paper shows Milner in military uniform so he should have been captioned as Corporal Paul Milner not Sergeant. See more
[Looking at a fish his father just caught
What is it dad, a starter?
DCS Christopher Foyle
You are very difficult to please, Andrew, it's a main course. Perfect.
Nocturne in C-sharp Minor
Composed by Frédéric Chopin See more