Foyle's War

Season 3 Episode 1

The French Drop

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 24, 2004 on ITV
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Foyle discovers the charred remains of a young man and is drawn into an intricate web of SOE espionage, where he must use all his ingenuity to avoid becoming fatally ensnared.

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  • Dirty Tricks

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    As with every episode of Foyle's War, there is a true back story. This time, the Special Operations Executive (SOE) was the subject. Its main mission was espionage and sabotage behind enemy lines. In essence, dirty tricks. The SOE operated during WWII, being absorbed into MI6 (the British counterpart to the CIA) after the war.



    There were so many threads that seemed not to be related. February 1941. A man parachutes into Northern France. He hides his chute, looks at a map, walks a few feet and is killed when he walks into a mine field.

    Foyle's brother in law, who was trying to get Christopher a job in the war effort, was part of a meeting of military personnel. There was a fierce argument between Sir Giles Messinger and Lt. Col James Wintringham about funding, equipment and the need at all for the SOE. A man dealing in contraband was hit in the back of his head and sent to hospital in Hastings. The building across the street from his shop was blown up.

    Foyle and his team investigate, only to find a web a deception. It turns out that they are dealing with spies. There are assassination attempts and the revelation a cover up before Foyle pieces together the truth in the end.moreless
Ronald Pickup

Ronald Pickup

Sir Giles Messinger

Guest Star

Angela Thorne

Angela Thorne

Lady Anne Messinger

Guest Star

Samuel West

Samuel West

Lt. Col. James Wintringham

Guest Star

Anthony Howell

Anthony Howell

Sergeant Paul Milner

Recurring Role

Honeysuckle Weeks

Honeysuckle Weeks

Samantha Stewart

Recurring Role

Ellie Haddington

Ellie Haddington

Hilda Pierce

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