Foyle's War

Season 6 Episode 2

Broken Souls

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 13, 2008 on ITV
9.4
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Broken Souls
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Foyle investigates the murder of a psychiatrist. The dead man's colleague, an emigré Jew from Poland, and Foyle's chess tutor, attempts suicide. A missing telegraph boy becomes a suspect when a German P.O.W. is found dead on a local farm.

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  • Happy Days are on the way.

    10
    October 1944. D Day was four months ago. The liberation of the Continent is underway with the Allies making their way towards Paris.



    In Hastings, Christopher Foyle plays chess with a Jewish psychiatrist from Poland. Dr. Novak was in Paris when Poland was invaded. He was unable to return, but learned his family was first send to the ghetto, then a concentration camp.



    There is a doctor found dead at the mental facility where Dr. Novak worked. Nearby, a teenager evacuated from London is missing. Also, an injured farmer returns home from after being a POW for five years to find a German POW working on his farm.



    The script combines the stories together in a cohesive manner that makes it impossible to look away. The spellbinding way the show mixes real historic events with murder mysteries is splendid. I will be very sorry next week to watch the series finale.moreless
  • DCS Foyle investigates a murder at a rehabilitation hospital for psychologically stressed soldiers; one of the psychiatrists being a Polish refugee with whom he plays chess.

    9.3
    Another fine episode in a consistently well show. The pace is slow(ish) but the characterisation is brilliant, choice of actors is excellent. Plots are always interesting and challenging; set as it is during WW2 the morality of war is often challenged, particularly in this episode where three of the main characters are a German prisoner of war (working on day release), a British soldier (who has escaped from a German POW camp and returned to England) and a Polish doctor who hears that the Russians have liberated a concentration camp housing his family. All affer a different perspective on the war.

    In many ways watching this series is not a pleasure, it requires a reaction.

    Shown on ABC, Australia 27 July 2008moreless
Duncan Bell

Duncan Bell

Iain Campbell

Guest Star

Graham Crowden

Graham Crowden

Sir John Sackville

Guest Star

Phyllida Law

Phyllida Law

Lady Muriel Sackville

Guest Star

Jay Simpson

Jay Simpson

Sgt Brooke

Recurring Role

Anthony Howell

Anthony Howell

Paul Milner

Recurring Role

Honeysuckle Weeks

Honeysuckle Weeks

Samantha Stewart

Recurring Role

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    • Foyle: I'd say you didn't have it in you to kill.
      Josef Novak: I think you're allowing friendship to interfere with the prosecution of your job.
      Foyle: It never has before.
      Josef Novak: I'd also say you're ignoring the lessons of recent history. Think of all those men who led such unremarkable lives till '39. We gave them a uniform, a gun and a mandate. "Kill," we said. And they have, unblinkingly, in vast numbers.

    • Josef Novak [ to Foyle ]: You know this definition of a psychiatrist? A person trained at length and great expense to help other persons go mad.

    • (Peter Phelps has attacked a fellow patient.)
      Josef Novak: Peter, this is not good. Violence never achieves anything.
      Peter Phelps [ laughing sardonically ]: That's a good one, doctor. Where have you been these last five years? And how many people in the world have been killed while we've been sitting here, having this cozy little chat?

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