The Friday Night Club: The Cage!

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The Friday Night Club: The Cage!


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. And tonight we can be! Yay!

I’ve been having such a happy time basking in the sun this afternoon and now the Agent has kindly set up the TV screen outside for me so that we can enjoy watching ‘The Cage’ while the sun sets.


Club Minutes:

Apologies: Colonel Pyncheon (Actual Member)

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.

Venue:  Castle Coop and various international locations.


1. Tonight, as the Graf is still summering in Scandinavia and Colonel P has presented his apologies, the I.F.N.F.W Club committee will be entirely feminine. The last time we watched al fresco, Lady Sebright made us all pose as French picnickers so she could pretend to be Manet.

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Tonight I hope she will leave her artistic genius at home so that Lady Egality and I can properly concentrate on Hastings’ Crime Fighting superhero aka DCS Foyle.


A Boys’ Day Out!

Lady S is a bit put out that Colonel Pyncheon has abandoned  both us and Foyle’s War. Inexplicably he’s elected to go carousing in the Ox and Moose with Sir Plym, the Chairman of the Village Hall and the Agent as the four of them have just returned from a Boys’ Day Out watching the Test Match at Lords.

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At the close of play, the score was pretty even-stevens and we three Grass Widows were informed that a convivial post-match drink in the O & M would be absolutely necessary so that today’s play can be thoroughly dissected and analysed.

2.Tonight the Actual Members will be drinking Cranberry Juice (possibly with vodka) and eating black kalamata olives.


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.

Here is our one for tonight: (photo source: )

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The Cage:

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

Episode 2 , Series 7*: ‘The Cage’


The disappearance of a Foreign Office official appears to explain the deaths of a number of Russian agents working for British Intelligence. An apprehensive Sam is also now working at MI5 HQ while helping her husband Adam, who is standing as a Labour Party candidate at the Peckham by-election. While on the campaign trail, Adam meets a woman who asks for his help in finding her daughter Evelyn who has been missing for three days. Back at MI5, Sam notices documents referring to Evelyn Greene, the missing woman from her husband’s potential constituency. But as Foyle continues with his enquiries, the wall of silence surrounding a mysterious military facility leads him to question the motives of his own colleagues.

Historical context

Much of this story is loosely based on the real “Tin Eye” Stephens who successfully ran Camp 020, an interrogation centre near London during World War Two.After the war he ran another in Bad Nenndorf in Germany but was tried for the maltreatment of prisoners, some of whom died. He was tried in a German court and found not guilty, but others involved were not. (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 Cage’ as Episode 2, Series 8


Yours, missing Sergeant Milner; Adam just isn’t the same,

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  1. Watched War Games last night, which I hadn’t seen in a long while. Lots of splendid stiff upper lip and long cool glances from Foyle. Very enjoyable and thought of you all with your vodkas – not really sure how black olives fit in with wartime Hastings?

    • I know! All the stiff upper lip and cool glances are absolutely fab! I’m not sure about the black olives (or the vodkas with cranberry actually) but they were extremely delicious and I don’t regret them at all! Blackmarket maybe?

    • Milner was in good form in this episode too. I always thought it was unfortunate that they wrote him out of the most recent series

    • It’s not the same without him.

    • I think the Club should consider having a meeting under a special acronym (first letters of course!)indicating it:- “Specially Appreciates Milner – As Definitely A Major Strength.” (As an added benefit, the Agent and Village Chairman would have absolutely NO excuse for not attending that one, particularly as you would of course serve suitably themed refreshments.)

    • S.A.M.A.D.A.M.S.? We could write a firm letter to The Times too.

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