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Perfect Happiness!

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Perfect Happiness!

 

 

 

Perfect Happiness!

 

In the nick of time, my faithful correspondent, Digby D, has very kindly saved me from my post-holiday-blues, by alerting me to Vanity Fair’s May ’15 Proust Questionnaire.

 

Back of the Net:

Please see in the screen shot below,  Ms. Bergen’s answer to Question no. 1. which I think scores a perfect 10.  I am pretty sure the entire International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club would agree with the general sentiment.

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Yours, absolutely delighted to find that Ms. Bergen is a kindred spirit,

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Henmanship rating: Watching Foyle’s War in bed: 8

 

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RIP Foyle’s War

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RIP Foyle’s War

 

RIP Foyle’s War

 

Despite 1) Lady Sebright’s sound advice that we should celebrate the pleasure that Foyle’s War has given the Friday Night Club rather than mourn its demise and 2) the absolutely delicious festive fizz which Colonel Pyncheon kindly opened for us to sip while watching ‘Elise’ the final episode of Foyle’s War,  I can’t help feeling sad. Tonight as the closing credits went up on the screen, I felt they were marking the end of a most convivial era.

 

 Valedictions:

 

One of the best ever  youtube clips – actually I could put this on a permanent loop; I’ll never get tired of it: www.youtube.com

The Globetrotting Guitarist: The End of an Era

Telegraph: Is this really goodbye?

ITV.com: Final Foyle’s War episode

Digital spy: Foyle’s War to end

What’s on tv.com: Last episode of Foyle’s War

& for a great last look at Foyle walking out of our lives for ever…  British Detectives

 

Message to all Actual and Virtual Members:

As Secretary to The International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club, it is my sad duty to inform you all that owing to the unhappy fact that Foyle’s War is officially a defunct series, our happy meetings are now at an end.

On behalf of the Friday Night Foyle’s War Committee, I should like to take the opportunity of thanking each of you for many happy meetings and your supportive and interesting comments. Here from the sofa in Castle Coop, we have greatly enjoyed watching:

  • DCS Christopher Foyle’s sleuthing, hat-wearing and general total fabness skills,
  • Sergeant Milner’s unflappable stoicism at (almost) all times
  • Sam Stewart’s terrific stiff-upper-lip at all times (presumably honed on the hockey pitch), cut-glass-vowels & unbounding enthusiasm in the face of every sort of looming disaster.

Being able to share our enjoyment not only with each other but with all the Virtual Members of the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club has made our meetings the icing on the end of the week cake for me!

 

I should like to invite you to join The Graf (Chairman), Lady Egality (Treasurer), Lady Sebright, Colonel Pyncheon and me in raising a glass to all those involved in the making of every episode in the 9 series which have given us such pleasure.

With a framed Foyle’s War photograph of my 3 favourite TV characters – DCS Foyle, Sergeant Milner & Sam Stewart placed in position for the last time,

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you,

 

The Hat!

 

 

Yours with the ‘Michael Kitchen strumming the Foyle’s War theme’ clip playing us out (& I’ve turned the volume right up high),

Signature The Graf grey

 

 

 

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Lady Sebright

 

 

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P.S. I have received a revivifying suggestion from Miss Peppermint who writes,

Why not start a re-run club? It’s always better the second time around…

HURRAH!

What a stroke of genius! OR…perhaps we should think of a new series for us to watch?

If you have any ideas, please let me know. The Friday Night Club could rise from the ashes like the Phoenix…!

 

 

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The International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Elise

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The International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Elise

The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Elise!

 

 

 

 

 

Club notes: Tonight The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching the very last episode in the ‘Foyle’s War, Although actually it was shown on ITV last Sunday, we taped it so that we could hold one last Friday night session.

 

 

Tonight therefore marks the permanent suspension of our International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club.

Club Minutes:

Apologies: Digby D. Digby D came over from America to attend the last meeting in person. Unfortunately unforeseen circumstances have intervened which will prevent him from attending tonight as planned. Instead, he  watched the last episode as it aired last Sunday with The Agent. Bearing in mind his consistent support for the Club whilst a Virtual Member, and his much appreciated gesture of flying over to join us all in Castle Coop for the final episode (even though we are to be denied the pleasure of his company tonight), the Committee are pleased to grant him Actual Member status in absentia.

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Otherwise we are to be a Full House!

Attendees: (Actual): Lady Egality (Club Treasurer), Lady Liberty (Club Secretary) Lady Sebright, Colonel  Pyncheon. Incredibly, given the pathos of the occasion, The Agent and Sir Plym have elected to spend tonight at The Ox and Moose. Lady Egality reported that Sir P, like Digby D and The Agent, watched the episode last Sunday.

Venue:  Castle Coop.

Announcements:

1. As we shall be watching the last episode of the Foyle’s War, the Committee considered whether or not black armbands would be appropriate. Lady Sebright pointed out that since the series has given us all so many hours of pleasure and interest, a celebratory atmosphere would be far more fitting than a funereal one and we were all delighted to concur. To this end, Colonel Pyncheon will be pouring out the fizz for one last time.

2. Here is our  Foyle’s War picture for tonight:

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Elise: the last ever episode:

Tonight we shall be watching: Episode 3 , Series 9: ‘Elise’

Plot:

A young man tries to kill Hilda Pierce, saying “This is for Elise.” Visiting her in hospital Foyle meets over-bearing Sir Ian Woodhead, now head of MI6, who, during the war, ran SOE with Hilda, sending undercover agents into occupied France. Foyle learns that Elise was the codename of Sophie Corrigan, an agent killed by the Nazis and that the young man is her brother Miles, out to take revenge on those who sent her to die. At the same time Foyle’s department is investigating high powered black marketer Damian White, who has dealings with a Russian diplomat and has corrupt policemen on his payroll. A recovering Hilda tells Foyle that nine agents died in France and the SOE believed that a spy, code-named Plato, was responsible. There are three suspects – one of whom is being blackmailed by White into giving him government papers that he sells to the Soviets. Together Foyle and Hilda make a terrible discovery – with terrible consequences for two people.

Source: www.imdb.com

 

As Hilda Pierce is a V.I.P. in this episode, here is a quick low-down on her, (courtesy of www.foyleswar.com)

Hilda Pierce:

 

Hilda Pierce (Ellie Haddington) makes her first appearance in the Series 2 episode “War Games.” During the war, Pierce ran the Special Operations Executive, where her path crosses with Foyle in Series 3 and 5 in the episodes “The French Drop” and “All Clear.” After the end of the war, Pierce joined MI5. Although officially under the command of Sir Alec Myerson, Pierce wields considerable influence at the agency.

Smart, tough, ambitious, and secretive, Pierce is adept at using backhanded and sometimes amoral means to achieve her ends. She has what Foyle calls “the requisite capacity for deceit” to work for MI5. Although Piece and Foyle use different means, they are on the same side and generally get along. Pierce and Foyle had a disagreement in “Sunflower” (Series 8) regarding a former Nazi officer now working for the British against the Soviets.

 

Yours sure that a glass of bubbly near to hand will help us all to bear up manfully tonight,

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Foyle’s War: Trespass!

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Foyle’s War: Trespass!

 

 

The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Trespass!

 

‘Trespass’, the second episode of series 9 was shown on Sunday night, here in the UK.  The Friday Night Club (virtual members) met up at Lady Egality and Sir Plym’s house for our Foyle’s War session. However, this particular episode is rather brutal watching.  For any virtual member who hasn’t been able to view it, here are 2 of Anthony Horowitz’s tweets which explain why we found it harrowing . While sitting on the sofa cosily looking at a TV drama, suddenly one gets to see what can happen all too easily, when extreme views are taken too far.

 

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ITV did consider postponing last night’s Foyle’s War. Brave – and right – of them not to (12/01/15)

 

Quite shocking – and moving – watching Foyle tonight in the light of events in Paris. (11/01/15)

 

 

Series 9, Episode 2

Trespass!

 

The son of a high-profile Jewish businessman is attacked in the grounds of a university, leaving Foyle to consider the possibility that the attack was racially motivated…

…At one point in this story, Foyle is called on to resign. And being Foyle, he does so with all the pomp and melodrama of someone announcing they’re popping out to buy a pint of milk. It’s a marvellous scene and typical of the show, which every now and then captures a clipped decency and general stiffness of lip that feels thoroughly 1940s.

Then again, decency is in short supply as an assortment of storylines branch off from an attack on a Jewish student. He’s the son of a shipping magnate, who for some reason doesn’t want Foyle to interfere. There’s a slippery fish at the FO (Alex Jennings); a rabble-rousing politician in Peckham whose rallying cry is “Britain for the British!” (Ukip, basically); and Sam takes pity on a sick boy for whom the NHS can’t arrive soon enough. The complex circuitry of the plot needs a bit more voltage early on, but it builds to a tense climax.

Source: Radio Times:
Yours feeling anxious,
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Foyle’s War is Back! Part 2

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Foyle’s War is Back! Part One

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Foyle’s War is Back! Part One

 

 

 

Foyle’s War is Back! Part One

 

 

 

 

It’s true!

Hurrah!

 

Foyle's War is back!

 

The most fab detective ever will be back on screen tomorrow (Sunday, Jan.4th, 8.00pm ITV) with a brand new series! As our Foyle’s War Friday Night Club Secretary, I am absolutely delighted to announce that there will be a meeting for all club members tomorrow night, 8.00pm here at my house, Castle Coop. Virtual members will of course be most warmly welcomed.

We shall be watching High Castle, the first episode of the new series. A bottle of fizz will definitely be opened to celebrate!

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High Castle:

Plot:
 High Castle, focuses on the American oil companies who worked closely with IG Farben (Germany’s biggest oil company) to provide fuel essential for Hitler’s War Machine.

This episode touches on the Nuremberg trials and the lesser known story of thirty executives from IG Farben who built their own concentration camp near Auschwitz called Monowitz.

Foyle is drawn into their world when a London University Professor, William Knowles, is found dead in a park after working as a translator in Germany.

It looks like he may have taken a bribe to carry information back to England for a suspected Nazi war criminal; Herman Linz. When the Nazi war criminal is found dead, Foyle is under no illusion that foul play is behind the academic’s murder.

Sam decides to step up her role at work and volunteers for a risky undercover job and Foyle, unaware of her pregnancy, agrees.

Source: TV Guide.co.uk

Below is a link to the youtube trailer:

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In an interview with The Telegraph, Anthony Horowitz says:

…The fact that we have managed to continue so long I put down to the really extraordinary, true stories that we have found, working from the start with the Imperial War Museum. This year, those include the industrialists’ trials in Nuremberg, a secret plot by the British government to limit the number of Jews emigrating to Israel, and a scandal within Churchill’s secret army.

It’s strange that we would never have been able to tell these stories to a mass audience if we were not seen and promoted as a “murder mystery” show. Certainly, I’ve lost count of the number of dead bodies and red herrings that have mounted up over the years. But the greatest pleasure, for me, has been not the crimes but the way we have been able to explore this extraordinary period in British history. These are stories that deserve to be told and I’m proud that we have told so many of them – often for the first time – in Foyle’s War.

The Friday Night Club reconvenes!

Yours thrilled to be reaching for the fedora once again,

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Inspired by real events in the early Cold War, the new series will see Foyle (Kitchen) immersed in the dangerous world of espionage in his role as a Senior Intelligence Officer for MI5.

Honeysuckle Weeks will reprise her role of Foyle’s trusted ally Samantha Stewart, while thriller writer Anthony Horowitz will again script the new episodes.

The new Foyle’s War will explore the power of American and German industrialists and a major blight of post war Britain – the Black Market.

“We are delighted to see the return of Foyle’s War to ITV,” said ITV’s Head of Drama Series, Jane Hudson.

“Anthony Horowitz has written three outstanding episodes and the audience are in for a real treat. This series also gives us the chance to take the shoot to one of the jewels of the North West, Liverpool.”

The three feature-length episodes will shoot in Liverpool, doubling for post-war London, with transmission planned for 2015.”

 

Just to refresh the mind and remind one how exciting it is watching DCS Foyle raise his eyebrow while cutting to the chase, here is a trailer from 2013 for the eighth series of Foyle’s War :

Source:www.digitalspy.co.uk  

 

“In his role as a Senior Intelligence Officer for the secret service-MI5 Foyle continues to be immersed in the dangerous world of espionage at a time in our country’s history when political and foreign governmental relationships were delicately balanced.

Honeysuckle Weeks also returns to her role as Samantha Stewart, Foyle’s trusted associate and ally who successfully navigates the shadowy world of intelligence and assists her former boss as he seeks to uncover the truth of the cases he investigates.

With each episode scripted by Anthony, he will explore powerful American and German industrialists, the latter from the chemical giant I G Farben, accused of fuelling Hitler’s War Machine, and reflect on the tangled web of promises to the Jews to create a state of Israel in British Palestine. The major blight of post war Britain, the Black Market, will also feature with the focus on some of the darkest secrets from operations conducted by the British secret service during WW2.”

Source: www.crimespreemag.com

 

I gather that the new episodes are to air on British TV (on ITV) between January  & April 2015. Hurrah! They will be the sugar in the medicine of being cold for months & months. I must go and round up the actual members of the Friday Night Foyle’s War Club so we can plan our reunion meeting!

Don’t forget, if you would like to join us – The Graf (Chairman), Lady Egality (Treasurer), Col. Pyncheon, Lady Sebright & me (Secretary) watching the new series, sign up to be a virtual member of The International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club!

Yours excitedly,

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Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Sunflower!

Club notes: Tonight we’re watching the very last episode in the ‘Foyle’s War: The Complete Collection’ set of DVDs which I was given for my birthday last year by the Agent.

 

 

During our Friday Night Club meetings, we have watched:

The German Woman

The White Feather

A lesson in Murdaer

Eagle Day

Fifty Ships

Among the Few

War Games

The Funk Hole

The French Drop

Enemy Fire

They Fought in the Fields

A War of Nerves

Invasion

Bad Blood

Bleak Midwinter

Casualties of War

Plan of Attack

Broken Souls

All Clear

The Russian House

Killing Time

The Hide

The Eternity Ring

The Cage

& Sunflower (tonight’s episode)

 

Tonight therefore marks the temporary suspension of our International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club until the next 3 episodes of Foyle’s War are aired.

Club Minutes:

Apologies: The Graf  (Club Chairman) who is summering in Sweden.

Attendees: (Virtual): Martha from America, MohairMK, Kitchentease, C. Nelson, Digby D, ayresorchids, Miss Peppermint and British Detectives from America.  (Actual): Lady Egality (Club Treasurer), Lady Liberty (Club Secretary) Lady Sebright, Colonel  Pyncheon.

Venue:  Castle Coop and various international locations.

Announcements:

1. As we are watching the last episode of the Foyle’s War Collection, we are all trying to decide which has been our absolute top favourite episode so far and why.

2.Tonight the Actual Members will be drinking tea with a whiskey shot (in honour of DCS C Foyle) and eating Flapjacks (which we all like and Lady Sebright has made a huge tinful – yum!).

3. A reminder to all Club Members – don’t forget to place a Foyle’s War picture in the room where you are attending the meeting. Our one for tonight has Sergeant Milnerin. I know he has been written out but for tonight, I wanted a picture of the original three!

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Sunflower:

Tonight we will be watching: Episode 3 , Series 7*: ‘Sunflower”

 

Plot:

Foyle investigates a former Nazi SS officer Strasser (Lars Eidinger), now protected by MI5 in exchange for providing Russian intelligence. Threats, a bullet and sunflower refer to Operation Sunflower 1944 in France, where Strasser ordered 26 surrendered American soldiers shot, but claims he was elsewhere at a desk. American officials want him turned over as a war criminal. Meanwhile, Sam orders a phone tap after Adam suspects a government minister of illegal land speculation when a complainant is viciously assaulted. (source: Wikipedia)

 

 

A Slip-up:

The U.S. Flag flying outside the Embassy has the wrong configuration of stars. In 1946 the 48 stars were in a block formation (even rows) The flag shown had staggered rows.(Source: www.imdb.com)

 

 

Memorable Dialogue (given its context at the end of the series):

 

Samantha Stewart: Where to, sir?

Christopher Foyle: Good question.

 

What a relief that we know now that the answer to Sam’s question turned out to be ...towards 3 more episodes which are in the can!

 

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Having thought about it, I’ve decided that ‘Bleak Midwinter’ is the episode I’d take to a desert island.  Some of it was filmed in Odiham  where I go nearly every day & it’s so exciting to walk about knowing that DCS Foyle, Sergeant Milner and Sam Stewart were all actually there!

Which episode would you take if you were marooned?

Yours, keenly awaitng the next installment in 2015 and thanking all our virtual members -Martha from America, MohairMK, Kitchentease, C. Nelson, Digby D, ayresorchids, Miss Peppermint and British Detectives from America – for their loyal virtual attendance  and informative comments (eg. about why men stopped wearing the fabulous Fedora).

On behalf of the Friday Night Foyle’s War Club Committee, I should like raise a mug of tea and a shot glass to wish you all ‘Au Revoir until 2015 & Good Health’ and to say we all feel we’ve made some wonderful new friendships!

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The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: The Eternity Ring

Club notes: The Committee of The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club would all like to be sitting outside on a beautiful balmy summer’s evening. Unfortunately, it is cold, miserable and un-summery outside. Inside it’s almost as bad as the Aga has been turned off and the house feels cold, miserable and un-summery. Thank goodness for the Friday Night Foyle’s War Club which will cheer up the Actual Members of the committee no end. Hurrah!

Club Minutes:

Apologies: The Graf (Chairman) Attendees: (Virtual): Martha from America, MohairMK, Kitchentease, C. Nelson, Digby D, ayresorchids, Miss Peppermint, British Detectives from America and (we hope) SingleMotherAhoy.  (Actual): ) Lady Egality (Club Treasurer), Lady Liberty (Club Secretary) Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon

Venue:  Castle Coop and various international locations.

Announcements:

1. Tonight will be a focused meeting; Colonel Pyncheon and Lady Sebright went up to London last night for an Installation Dinner at The Mansion House and want a quiet night this evening. They arrived back in Castle Coop frightfully late as the trains were all tangled up and delayed and Lady S  is feeling a bit worn out now. This morning, she brought round Colonel Pyncheon’s Place Card for Lady Egality and me to admire:

place card 2.jpgThe two men in their jolly blue and red outfits, are standing on their Livery Company’s Motto, ‘ Amore Sitis Uniti ‘ which translates as ‘Be United in Love’. Lady Sebright told us the Livery Men have been aiming to be united in love ever since the seventeenth century and their Company  has exercised control over prices, wages, disputes and the maintenance of standards of quality from Charles 11’s reign right up to the present day! Apparently there were gleaming Chains of Office nestling on top of fur-lined Robes absolutely everywhere in the extremely splendid Salon of The Mansion House –  left, right and centre – and  the supper was delicious!

 

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The Lord Mayor ( the Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE)  made a speech giving a helpful pointer for anyone in a muddle about the difference between the 2 London Mayors – the Lord Mayor of London goes to the hairdresser but  the Mayor of London (BoJo) doesn’t.

 

 Tea and Biscuits!

2. As last night Lady S and the Colonel were eating haute cuisine, tonight we decided not to even try to compete. We shall be drinking tea and eating Bourbon biscuits which I nipped out earlier to buy at the Coop. For any of our Virtual Members who have not come across them, as far as biscuits go, Bourbons are scrummy. Yum

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3. A reminder to all Club Members – don’t forget to place a Foyle’s War picture in the room where you are attending the meeting.

 

 

 

The Eternity Ring:

Tonight the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching:

Episode 1 , Series 7*: ‘The Eternity Ring!

 

Plot:

1945:- A group of scientists observe the testing of an atomic bomb at Los Alamos in the New Mexico desert. A year later Foyle is approached by Hilda Pierce,now working for MI5. Her boss Sir William Chambers explains that a Russian defector,Gorin,has supplied them with news of the Eternity Ring,a group of Soviet sympathisers bent on betraying Britain’s atomic secrets. Sam is now working as a secretary to Professor Fraser,one of the suspects who was present at Los Alamos and Foyle meets up with her,being introduced to Fraser and his colleague Max Hoffman,a Polish communist who escaped Nazi persecution. Both work at Armwell Atomic Research Station. Hoffman connects Sam to Foyle and she is sacked but when uranium is stolen from Armwell and the thief murdered she joins Foyle in investigating the Eternity Ring – as well as helping husband Adam stand for election as a Labour MP. Written by don @ minifie-1http://www.imdb.com/

*N.B. The Episode categorisation is a complete muddle – The I.F.N.F.W.C. Committee has decided for clarity’s sake to categorise each episode as it is named on the ‘Foyle’s War: The Complete Collection’ dvd disc set. Wikipedia however, categorises ‘The Eternity Ring’ as Episode 1, Series 8

 

What would DCS Foyle’s motto in life be do you think?  Never Give Up?.. Fight for Right? .. Fishing and a small glass of whisky settle the mind?…..

Yours, wondering if it’s fun to be Lord Mayor of London and to have a motto…

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The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: The Hide!

Club notes: The Committee of The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club would like to pass on our good wishes to British Detectives whose wedding anniversary it was earlier during this week. We hope that it was a very happy day.

 

 

 

 

 

Club Minutes:

Apologies: The Graf (Chairman) Attendees: (Virtual): Martha from America, MohairMK, Kitchentease, C. Nelson, Digby D, ayresorchids, Miss Peppermint and British Detectives from America.  (Actual): ) Lady Egality (Club Treasurer), Lady Liberty (Club Secretary) Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon

Venue:  Castle Coop and various international locations.

Announcements:

1.Lady Liberty (Secretary) would like to thank our Treasurer, Lady Egality, for so ably Guest Posting and Hosting last week’s meeting. The Wimbledon-themed evening with strawberries and cream and champagne was deemed to be a great success and Lady Liberty was sorry to have missed out.

2. Lady Liberty (Secretary) is delighted to report that she was contacted earlier this week by SingleMotherAhoy who comments, “I have never watched Foyle’s War, despite harbouring a rather inappropriate crush on Horowitz. Am thinking if you are into it enough to have a club for watching, perhaps I should get in on the act? ”

LLH would like to formally extend an invitation to SingleMotherAhoy to become a virtual member of the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club immediately!.

 

It’s Independence Day! Hurrah!

3. During tonight’s episode, the Committee will be thinking of all those of our fellow (virtual) members who are celebrating 4th July !

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O say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

 

 

 

 

In honour of Independence Day (and please note, we’re just going to gloss over the bit about exactly whom America decided to sever her connections with and why) Lady Egality and I spent a happy morning with Google, trying to find suitable ways to salute the Land of the Free. Click on this link  for all sorts of patriotic sounding July 4th Drinks; it’s where we found the recipe for the drink we decided to go for :

4th of July Watermelon Cocktail

7 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon, rind removed, fruit cut into 1-inch cubes 4 teaspoons superfine sugar 8 ounces silver tequila 12 basil leaves 12 mint leaves 2.5 ounces Cointreau 6 cups ice

Make watermelon ice cubes by putting 24 pieces of cubed watermelon on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze for one hour, covered.

Take the rest of the watermelon plus the sugar and puree until smooth. Strain into a bowl. Put the tequila, basil and mint in a pitcher and muddle. Then stir in Cointreau and watermelon puree. Pour mixture into cocktail shaker with ice and mix for each cocktail. Put watermelon ice cubes in a glass and pour cocktail in. Garnish with herb sprigs and enjoy!

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Doesn’t that sound delicious? Lady E and I made the watermelon ice cubes this afternoon so as to be all ready to go! (recipe source:www.drinkoftheweek.com )

As American as …

The Actual Members shall be serving our watermelon cocktails ( RED) with slices of Apple Pie with cream (WHITE) to continue tonight’s Americana theme . As we can’t think of any thing blue to eat, Lady Sebright is bringing a big jug of bachelor’s buttons  (BLUE) with which to decorate the table.

3. A reminder to all Club Members – don’t forget to place a Foyle’s War picture in the room where you are attending the meeting.

Our one for tonight shows 3 American Soldiers  stationed in an airbase in Hastings who came up against DCS Foyle , Sergeant Milner and Sam Stewart in ‘Invasion’ (Series Four)

 

 

The Hide:

Tonight the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching:

Episode 4 , Series 6*: ‘The Hide!

 

Plot:

DCS Foyle is replaced and is free at last – he’s resigned his position and planning to travel to the United States for an extended tour. Before departing however, he’s asked to look into the case of James Devereaux, a young man who joined the Nazi British Free Corps during the war. He was taken prisoner by the Germans and refuses to explain to anyone, including Foyle, why he agreed to join the Free Corps in the first place. In a related case, DI Paul Milner investigates the murder of Agnes Littleton who was strangled with a nylon stocking. The woman worked as a secretary for James’ father, Sir Charles Devereaux. Agnes was living with the Devereaux’s now retired cook, Mrs. Ramsay and from all accounts was quite happy there. She also had a friend named Jack who did something hush hush during the war. A case of mistaken identity and events from James’ childhood are key to solving the mystery. Sam Stewart and her friend Adam Wainwright meanwhile have lost the support of the bank who have refused to increase Adam’s overdraft. In fact they’ve asked him to pay what he owes forthwith. The news that developers may want to buy the property doesn’t provide much solace as the proposed new development would destroy the village green, something Adam and Sam decide they will work against.Written by garykmcd http://www.imdb.com/

*N.B. The Episode categorisation is a complete muddle – The I.F.N.F.W.C. Committee has decided for clarity’s sake to categorise each episode as it is named on the ‘Foyle’s War: The Complete Collection’ dvd disc set. Wikipedia however, categorises ‘The Hide’ as Episode 4, Series 7

 

 

Mr. Foyle is never wrong. Spot on!

Having noted that SingleMotherAhoy has not yet seen an episode of Foyle’s War, Lady Liberty is delighted to reproduce this snippet of dialogue from ‘The Hide’.

In 5 words, Mr. Wainwright encapsulates the central tenet of the programme. Nothing more needs to be said.

Dialogue:

Samantha Stewart: Perhaps Mr. Foyle was wrong about the settlement.

Adam Wainwright: Mr. Foyle is never wrong.

(Source: http://www.imdb.com/ )

Yours admiring Adam Wainwright’s talent for succinct character analysis,

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Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Killing Time

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Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Killing Time

 

 

Killing Time

 

Lady Egality Guest Posts and Hosts!

 

 

In the absence of my dear esteemed friend Lady Liberty Hen (at a wedding in Newmarket today), it falls to Lady Egality, moi-meme, to address you all this evening. 

The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club:

This evening of course is The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club which I shall be hosting (although without Sir Plym who will be found in The Ox and Moose). We are hoping for a full turn out of members both real and virtual except of course that The Graf is away in Scandinavia and Lady Liberty is in Suffolk.  Our episode this week is ‘Killing Time’.  Following a glorious day at Wimbledon yesterday (also quite another story) with my dear friend the beautiful Arabella Ancona who lives in London,  I have decided to serve strawberries and cream and a glass of fizzy noo noo for all those watching with us.
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Don’t forget to display a picture in the room where you are watching this evening.

…and don’t forget…..keep calm fw with frame

 

Yours, as Guest Editor,

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Club notes (written in advance by LLH): All the Actual Members of the Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching tonight’s episode of Foyle’s War except for the Graf who is holidaying in Sweden for the summer and Lady Liberty who will be out gadding (but who has watched this week’s episode early to keep up).

 

International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club Minutes:

Apologies: The Graf (Chairman) and Lady Liberty (Secretary)

Attendees: (Virtual): Martha from America, MohairMK, Kitchentease, C. Nelson, Digby D, ayresorchids, Miss Peppermint and British Detectives from America.  (Actual): Lady Egality (Club Treasurer), Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon

Venue:  Castle Coop and various international locations.

Announcements:

1. This week, Lady Egality has kindly volunteered to act as Club Chairman and  Club Secretary in addition to managing the Club Finances in her role as  Treasurer.

 

2. During tonight’s episode, The Actual Members are planning a celebratory feast in honour of Wimbledon, please see above, with strawberries and champagne (and cream for those who like it).

 

3. A reminder to all Club Members – don’t forget to place a Foyle’s War picture in the room where you are attending the meeting.

Wow! How about this!

Here is our picture – just look!!! 3 more new episodes are on their way!

How brilliant of C Nelson aka Port City Dreamer to initiate the conversation with Anthony Horowitz, the script writer for Foyle’s War. I am extremely proud to say that Port City Dreamer is a virtual member of our the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club!

In lieu of a more tangible gift of appreciation, the Club Committee would formally like to extend our sincere thanks to both Port City Dreamer and Anthony Horowitz  for this exciting bit of info – it has made our week!

 

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Killing Time:

Tonight the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching:

Episode 2 , Series 6*: ‘Killing Time‘!

Plot: 

July 1945: Sam moves in with Adam Wainwright to help run his guest house though,due to his shyness,they are not a couple. One of the tenants, Mandy Dean,is having a tough time, raising a baby fathered by black G.I. Gabe Kelly. Her old boyfriend Tommy Duggan is devastated when he returns and makes the discovery, To Foyle’s dismay segregation is enforced in Hastings to prevent inter-racial fights and Gabe is beaten up for dancing with Mandy in public. They plan to move to New York but she is murdered on the night a robbery takes place at Gabe’s barracks.Two pleasant boarders at the guest house are not what they seem but, with Mandy’s killer behind bars, Gabe has an unusual offer of help to mind his child until he can return from New York for her. Written by don @ minifie-1

 

DI Milner does not appear in this episode. (source: Wikipedia)

*N.B. The Episode categorisation is a complete muddle – The I.F.N.F.W.C. Committee has decided for clarity’s sake to categorise each episode as it is named on the ‘Foyle’s War: The Complete Collection’ dvd disc set. Wikipedia however, categorises ‘Killing Time‘ as Episode 2, Series 7

 

Dialogue from this episode: (source: www.imbd.com)

Harry Delmont: Sorry things didn’t go your way, Foyle.

Christopher Foyle: Well, that’s democracy for you!

 

Oh, how I admire DCS Foyle’s philosophical approach to life!

 

Yours, in absentia,

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The F.N.F.W. Club: The Russian House

Club notes: All the Actual Members of the Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching tonight’s episode of Foyle’s War except for Lady Egality who is driving her Auntie Bing back home. Auntie Bing who has been staying with Lady E and Sir Plym this week, was a Land Girl during WW2.

The Women’s Land Army:

WWILandArmyPoster Although only 18ish when war first broke out, Auntie Bing could already drive! Swopping her car for a tractor, she was tasked with ploughing up loads of previously uncultivated ground to help increase UK wartime grain production. So much north american wheat was lost in the war years during trans- Atlantic crossings, that acres and acres of extra wheat were sown in the UK to help fight food shortages.

In December 2007, (source: Wikipedia) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) announced that the efforts of the Women’s Land Army and the Women’s Timber Corps would be formally recognised with the presentation of a specially designed commemorative badge to the surviving members.

The badge of honour was awarded in July 2008 to over 45,000 former Land Girls including Auntie Bing who says it is a rather beautiful brooch!

International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club Minutes:

Apologies: Lady Egality

Attendees: (Virtual): Martha from America, MohairMK, Kitchentease, C. Nelson, Digby D, ayresorchids, Miss Peppermint and British Detectives from America.  (Actual): The Graf von Blommehön (Chairman), Lady Liberty (Club Secretary) Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon

Venue:  Castle Coop and various international locations.

Announcements:

1. This will be our Chairman’s last opportunity to attend our meetings in person for a couple of months as he leaves Castle Coop on Monday to summer in Scandanavia. He will be back at the end of August but we shall miss him very much in the meantime.

2. During tonight’s episode, we are planning a celebratory feast in honour of our Chairman. The Committee will be drinking snaps and eating a smörgåsbord prepared  for us all, by the Graf.

Smögåsbord:

I have never, ever shared an authentic smörgåsbord before with friends and I shall be very interested to find out what it will be like. I’ve looked it up on Wikipedia which says: A traditional Swedish smörgåsbord consists of both hot and cold dishes. Bread, butter, and cheese are always part of the smörgåsbord. It is customary to begin with the cold fish dishes which are generally various forms of herringsalmon, and eel. After eating the first portion, people usually continue with the second course (other cold dishes), and round off with hot dishes. Dessert may or may not be included in a smörgåsbord. Gosh…eel ??? eek!

 Snaps:

A group of people are clustered around a table for a typical lunch that will include several courses and a clear, fiery drink. The host pours the ice-cold liquid into frosty, conical glasses with long stems. He raises his glass, at which point the diners turn to one another and make eye contact, making certain not to leave anyone out. “Skål!” calls out the host, and everyone takes a sip. Again there is eye contact, and then the glasses are set on the table, not to be lifted again until the host raises his. The liquid is aquavit. The ritual is virtually the same throughout Scandinavia. The snaps sounds as if it should be approached with extreme caution…we’d better make sure not to say “Skål” until the end of the Foyle’s War episode or we won’t be able to concentrate on the plot.

 

3. A reminder to all Club Members – don’t forget to place a Foyle’s War picture in the room where you are attending the meeting. The Graf has chosen our picture for tonight; it is a huge one of Sam Stewart as he has such a massive crush on Honeysuckle Weeks!  

Tonight the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching: Episode 1 , Series 6*: ‘The Russian House‘!

Plot: Keen to step out of Foyle’s shadow and prove himself as a detective, the newly promoted Detective Inspector Milner in Brighton is called to investigate the death of Sam’s new employer, a famous artist. He is disappointed when Foyle, on the trail of an absconded Russian prisoner of war, arrives at the scene. Foyle’s investigation leads him to a supposed safe house in London for members of the Russian Liberation Movement (aka “White Russians”), seeking to avoid repatriation to the USSR. He encounters an international cover up which, if exposed, could bring down the British government.(source: Wikipedia)

*N.B. The Episode categorisation is a complete muddle – The I.F.N.F.W.C. Committee has decided for clarity’s sake to categorise each episode as it is named on the ‘Foyle’s War: The Complete Collection’ dvd disc set. Wikipedia however, categorises ‘The Russian House‘ as Episode 1, Series 7

 

Yours,

a) hoping that all actual and virtual members enjoy tonight’s meeting very much,

b) suspecting that if I’d been a Land Girl and had had to plough up fields, my furrows would have been very wiggly and

c) particularly looking forward to the opening sequence as it was filmed in Odiham – hurrah!

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This post is dedicated to Auntie Bing who worked incredibly hard in the Land Army while still only a girl!

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The Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: All Clear!

 

Club notes: All the Actual Members of the Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching tonight’s episode of Foyle’s War together again. Hurrah!

 

International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club Minutes:

Apologies: None Attendees: (Virtual): Martha from America, MohairMK, Kitchentease, C. Nelson, Digby D, ayresorchids, Miss Peppermint and British Detectives from America.  (Actual): The Graf von Blommehön (Chairman), Lady Egality (Club Treasurer), Lady Liberty (Club Secretary) Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon Venue:  Castle Coop and various international locations.

Announcements:

1. I felt rather chastened when  Brown Owl likened  our flower beds to a jungle yesterday and so today I was busy with the secateurs out by the pool. To do Brown Owl justice, a machete might have been more effective.

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It has been such a beautiful hot day that in the middle of snipping and slashing away, I suddenly had a brilliant idea: Tonight, the actual members of the Friday Night Club are going to watch ‘All Clear‘ outside, sitting by the pool! Won’t that be fun!

The Agent, while remaining unswerving in his loyal attachment to his Friday Night Ox and Moose Club, has kindly fixed up the extension lead so that the tv will work outside and I am about to run and set out some cushions for the garden chairs so that our F.N.F.W.C. committee can all be comfy.

2. During tonight’s episode, the Committee will be drinking Pimm’s no.1

 

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with lots of cucumber, apple and strawberries floating about  so that we may feel summery. Lady Egality is most kindly bringing some smoked salmon blinis over. I know they will be absolutely scrumptious because I’ve eaten them before!

 

It will be our version of Manet’s ‘Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe’!

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. A reminder to all Club Members – don’t forget to place a Foyle’s War picture in the room where you are attending the meeting.

Colonel Pyncheon has chosen us one for us for tonight. with a picture of George VI with the flags in the background as he is extremely patriotic. 

 

Tonight the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching:

Episode 3 , Series 5*: ‘All Clear’!

Plot:

It’s early May 1945 and the formal announcement that the war is over is imminent. The station is being relocated and Foyle is definite that he is going to retire. DS Paul Milner anxiously awaits news of a possible promotion to Inspector. Sam is trying her best to find a job, but finds it a hard slog. Foyle’s son Andrew also re-appears and wonders if Sam will have anything to do with him after the way he treated her. On the policing front, Foyle investigates the murder of Dr. Henry Ziegler, who was stabbed on the street. Ziegler was a transplanted Austrian but had recently faced the brunt of anti-German feeling in the community. When one of his patients soon after commits suicide, Foyle and Milner must determine what, if any, connection there might be between the two deaths.Written by garykmcd http://www.imdb.com/

*N.B. The Episode categorisation is a complete muddle – The I.F.N.F.W.C. Committee has decided for clarity’s sake to categorise each episode as it is named on the ‘Foyle’s War: The Complete Collection’ dvd disc set. Wikipedia however, categorises ‘All Clear‘ as Episode 3, Series 6

The Body in the Library!

Hurrah! I think DCS Foyle and Andrew must play Cluedo – my top favourite Board Game! Just look at this

Andrew Foyle: Poor Dad, it could only happen to you.

DCS Christopher Foyle: What do you mean?

Andrew Foyle: The whole country preparing for a giant knees up and once again you’re stuck with the body in the library.

DCS Christopher Foyle: It was in the museum.

Don’t you agree that this sounds as if  DCS Foyle is thoroughly au fait with Cluedo? If so, he’s pretty cutting edge vis-à-vis Board Game Development. I gather from Wikipedia that Cluedo was invented in 1944 apparently with a view to whiling away time spent in air-raid shelters. As it was not officially launched until 1949 however, DCS Foyle must have had friends in high places at Waddingtons Games. Or… perhaps he knew the inventer, (a Mr. A Pratt)  and played a prototype version. What do you think?

 

 

Yours, going with Colonel Mustard in the Billiards Room with the

Lead Piping,

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Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Broken Souls!

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Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Broken Souls!

Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Broken Souls!

Club notes: All the Actual Members of the Friday Night Foyle’s War Club were watching tonight’s episode of Foyle’s War together again. Hurrah!

D Day:

Tonight I am posting this after we have watched ‘Broken Souls’. There was no time to post earlier today as we have been watching the BBC coverage of the 70th Anniversary of June 6th, 1944 D Day Normandy Landings most of the day. You may find some photographs of the  D Day Landings published by the Huffington Post

A Fantastic D Day story – The Great Escape  (2014 style):

There’s nothing broken about this soul!

Hero’s welcome for runaway D-Day veteran

The 89-year-old war veteran who slipped out of his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in Normandy has arrived back in the UK to a hero’s welcome

 

International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club Minutes:

Apologies: None Attendees: (Virtual): Martha from America, MohairMK, Kitchentease, C. Nelson, Digby D, ayresorchids, Miss Peppermint and British Detectives from America.  (Actual): The Graf von Blommehön (Chairman), Lady Egality (Club Treasurer), Lady Liberty (Club Secretary) Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon Venue:  Castle Coop and various international locations. Announcements: 1.I copy this information in from http://www.foyleswar.com/the-official-foyles-war-blog/  in case any Friday Night Foyle’s War Club member might wish to see the video. 

Honeysuckle Weeks will be interviewed tonight on the Late Late Show by Foyle’s War super fan, Craig Ferguson.

Click this youtube link for this interview (at 28.50) but alas IMO, it is not worth watching.

2. During tonight’s episode, the Committee drank tea and ate crumpets which were delicious!

3. A reminder to all Club Members – don’t forget to place a Foyle’s War picture in the room where you are attending the meeting.   Tonight, as it is June 6th and so the very day of the actual anniversary of the D Day Landings, the F.N.F.W Committee decided for once, our picture wouldn’t be taken from Foyle’s War. Intead we displayed one of WW2 soldiers (to represent all those in all services and from all the Allied Countries, to whom we owe so much).

 Broken Souls!

Tonight the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching:  Episode 2, Series 5*

Plot:

October 1944: Foyle meets Josef Novak for a chess game. Novak is a Polish-Jewish psychiatrist at a nearby military mental-health institution where Dr Worth is found murdered. Foyle is called in, having to delegate the finding of a missing East End boy (formerly a child-evacuee in the Hastings area) to Sam. Meanwhile Fred Dawson, a crippled former POW, arrives back at his farm to find his wife and child being helped in the farm work by Johann, a German POW. Suspecting his wife Rose of an affair with Johann and resenting his easy manner with Fred and Rose’s son, the couple argue, and Johann is later found dead after escaping the camp. (The above information is taken from Wikipedia )

*N.B. The Episode categorisation is a complete muddle – The I.F.N.F.W.C. Committee has decided for clarity’s sake to categorise each episode as it is named on the ‘Foyle’s War: The Complete Collection’ dvd disc set. Wikipedia however, categorises ‘Broken Souls‘ as Episode 2, Series 6

 

Yours feeling our Club meeting to watch a fictional representation of WW2 was a really good finish up to all the BBC coverage today of the anniversary. Foyle’s War helped us to imagine some of what people went through seventy years ago,

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This post is dedicated to my dad who landed on Gold Beach on D Day +4.

 

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Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Plan of Attack!

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Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Plan of Attack!

 

 

 

 

Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Plan of Attack!

 

Club notes: Tonight all the Actual Members of the Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching together again except for Lady Egality (Club Treasurer) who has a brand new puppy!

 

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 Happiness is a Warm Puppy!

 

The Agent and I went round to see her -she is completely delicious.

Club Minutes:

Apologies: Lady Egality

Attendees: (Virtual): Martha from America, MohairMK, Kitchentease, C. Nelson, Digby D, ayresorchids,Miss Peppermint and British Detectives from America.  (Actual): The Graf von Blommehön (Chairman), Lady Liberty (Club Secretary) Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon

Venue:  Castle Coop and various international locations.

Announcements:

1. The Graf von Blommehön, our Club Chairman, is delighted to announce that now the Club is now watching Series 5, we are adding a ‘Series 5′ Rosette to be worn with the Club tie.

Here is yours to cut out and keep!

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and here I am showing it off!

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If any Club Member – Virtual or Actual – has any suggestions we might implement in our future meetings, please let Lady Liberty, the Club Secretary, know.

2. Tonight, in honour of Lady Egality and Sir Plym’s new addition to the family, we shall be drinking a small glass of Bubbly which will be accompanied by a few ‘Devils on Horseback’ which Lady Sebright is very kindly bringing. Yum.

A Toast!

A request to all Virtual Members: Lady Egality would be delighted if you would join us in raising your glasses/mugs in a toast to wish Shadow ‘long life and happiness‘.

Thank you!

3. A reminder to all Club Members – virtual and actual: don’t forget to place a Foyle’s War picture in the room where you are attending the meeting.

 

Plan of Attack!

Tonight the International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club will be watching:  Episode 1, Series 5*

Plot:

Milner and DCS Meredith (Foyle’s replacement) have arrested a racketeer, but this has to take a back-seat when a highly-strung map-maker is found hanged in local woods, after confiding in a local Catholic priest (a German, but apparently anti-Nazi). It looks like suicide but Milner is not so sure. Threatened by the racketeer, Milner is the subject of an attempted assassination, which instead leaves Meredith dead. Foyle is reluctantly called back from retirement to solve both the cases, which he successfully does, and decides to stay in police work until the end of the war. (Wikipedia)

Character and plot development:

At the start of the episode Foyle is in retirement after his resignation a year earlier at the end of Casualties of War, Sam has ceased to be a police driver on being sacked by Foyle’s replacement Meredith and is now working as a librarian in the Air Ministry’scartography facility at Beverley Lodge, having been recommended for the job by her seniors at the Mechanised Transport Corps (where, as seen in “The Funk Hole”, she never fitted in). She is also helping Foyle to write a book on the Hastings Constabulary by acting as his typist (though it is implied that Foyle is quite – and indeed, more – capable of typing the manuscript himself). Milner is finding Meredith difficult to work with and therefore considering leaving the police. However, by the end of the episode, the original team of three is reunited.

Historical context:

The cartography activity at fictitious Beverly Lodge is based on the activities of the secret mapmaking activities at Hughenden Manor during World War II,[2] which wasn’t known until two years before the shooting of this episode. The series’ author, Anthony Horowitz, based much of the story on the experiences of Victor Gregory, who was one of the mapmakers at Hughenden, and who also was engaged as a consultant during the shooting of the episode.[3]

Another theme within the episode is efforts by the English church to preach forgiveness of the enemy, to establish relations with the German church (such as the German Confessing Church), to grant Germany a conditional rather than unconditional surrender to prevent the unnecessary killing of innocents by indiscriminate bombing of German cities, and to oppose that bombing in itself. The efforts of Dietrich Bonhoeffer towards such aims are mentioned, the fictional Francis Wood (holding the fictional bishopric of Cirencester) leads the movement (in place of the real-life George BellBishop of Chichester), and the character of Samantha’s vicar uncle Aubrey Stewart (Brian Poyser) recurs from the episode The French Drop.

The general setting is also significant, with mentions of increased troop movements down to the south coast and that “the end of the war is in sight”. This indicates the April 1944 setting, two months before D Day.

(The above information is taken from Wikipedia )

*N.B. The Episode categorisation is a complete muddle – The I.F.N.F.W.C. Committee has decided for clarity’s sake to categorise each episode as it is named on the ‘Foyle’s War: The Complete Collection’ dvd disc set. Wikipedia however, categorises ‘Plan of Attack’ as Episode 1, Series 6

Yours looking forward to toasting both the new puppy and DCS Foyle with a small glass of fizz,

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