Foyle's War (2002–2015)
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Invasion 

American troops arrive in Britain and the Corps of Engineers building an airstrip on a Hastings farm is met with resentment.

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Gavin Millar

Writer:

Anthony Horowitz (written and created by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert O'Sullivan Robert O'Sullivan ... Boy at Roadside
Jay Benedict ... Captain John Kieffer
Zoë Tapper ... Susan Davies
Philip Jackson ... Alan Carter
Andrew MacLachlan Andrew MacLachlan ... Dr Mark Rogers
Peter Jonfield Peter Jonfield ... Harold Grayson
Corey Johnson ... Sergeant Jack O'Connor
Jonah Lotan Jonah Lotan ... Joe Farnetti
Keith Barron ... David Barrett
Sam Hazeldine ... Will Grayson
Anthony Howell ... Sergeant Paul Milner
John McArdle ... Stan Davies
Jane Wood Jane Wood ... Mary Davies
Jay Simpson ... Sergeant Ian Brooke
Michael Kitchen ... Christopher Foyle
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March 1942: The US Army Corps of Engineers arrives in Hastings to build an aerodrome and Foyle needs to calm a local farmer whose land has been requisitioned by the government. Foyle also gets hooked into giving a lecture to the American GIs on local customs. It all takes a more serious turn when a local barmaid, Susan Davies, is found strangled. She had been seeing one of the GIs and was pregnant, but was also involved selling illegal whiskey for her employer, Alan Carter. Meanwhile Sgt. Milner investigates the death of friend, Will Grayson, who died in a house fire. He had been drinking at Carter's pub but wasn't drunk when he left and Milner can't quite figure out why his friend didn't get out of the burning house in time. Finally, Sam gets unhappy news from boyfriend Andrew. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2006 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

The sinking of the Reuben James mentioned by Captain Kieffer took place prior to America's entrance in the War with a loss of 115 lives. See more »

Goofs

The stockings Susan has been given by the American serviceman appear to be seamless, a post-war invention. See more »

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[first lines]
Boy at Roadside: [yells] The Jerries are here. The Jerries are here.
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Telling it like it was ...
5 November 2010 | by bodie22See all my reviews

According to my mother, this is a very accurate portrait of the atmosphere generated by the arrival of the US troops in Britain in 1942. She was living on the access road to a US airbase during the war, and says the US troops were like nothing the British had ever come across before and were indeed greeted with suspicion if not outright hostility by many of the locals. The sergeant's outburst is no more than a plot device. And while he would most certainly not have been allowed to get away with it in real life, he's merely being used to voice the opinion that was held by many of the men who arrived after the US joined the war. And "late to the last war, late to this one" was a mantra heard frequently at the time, like it or not. The portrayal of the US troops is, in fact, very even handed and Kieffer in particular comes across as a quiet, thoughtful and civilized man - a perfect friend for Foyle, in fact. In common, I think, with a lot of other people, I hoped at the time that he might become a semi-recurrent character and was pleased to see him reappear in 'All Clear' - albeit severely traumatized. A fine and thought provoking episode.


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