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The Cage 

Foyle's investigation into the death of a nameless Russian leads to a mysterious military facility and the discovery that the victim was a spy with dangerous connections to British intelligence.

Director:

Stuart Orme

Writers:

Anthony Horowitz (created by), David Kane
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Way ... Evelyn Greene (older)
Simon Coury Simon Coury ... George Greene
Norma Sheahan ... Nurse
Radoslaw Kaim ... Grigory Palenko (as Rad Kaim)
Rufus Wright ... Dr. Ian Ross
Rupert Vansittart ... Sir Alec Meyerson
Alex Clatworthy Alex Clatworthy ... Charlotte (as Alexandra Clatworthy)
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ... Hilda Pierce
Tim McMullan Tim McMullan ... Arthur Valentine
Ross Armstrong Ross Armstrong ... Danny Wills
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Sam Wainwright
Daniel Weyman ... Adam Wainwright
Jeremy Swift ... Glenvil Harris
Ruth McCabe ... Mrs. Greene
Katherine Kanter Katherine Kanter ... Katrin
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Storyline

Foyle's new boss, Sir Alec Meyerson, asks him to investigate the deaths of three Russian defectors,who were all in supposedly safe houses. Then another, dying Russian, collapses in a hospital, his last words apparently being 'Ten Eye' and Doctor Ross, who tried to save him, is murdered after asking Foyle to meet him. In looking into the doctor's death Foyle discovers the significance of 'Ten Eye' at a secretive military establishment which eaves-drops on Russian transmissions and decodes them for the West. At the same time the disappearance of one of Adam's constituents seems to be linked with the defection of a woman with the same name, who was the safe houses' liaison officer. As Foyle discovers who really betrayed the Russians and killed the doctor for knowing too much Sam helps Adam to political success. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery | War

Certificate:

12
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UK | Ireland | USA

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English | Russian

Release Date:

6 May 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Dr. Ross attempts to give the dying Palenko a blood transfusion without apparently testing his blood type. See more »

Goofs

The election declaration includes the name, party and votes of each candidate. At that time only the name and votes were read out. When declarations were broadcast the reporter would typically add the party between the name and the vote, e.g. "John Smith" (reporter: "Labour") "5432 votes". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Evelyn Greene: [answering the phone] Kensington 3487.
Evelyn Greene: [listens] Yes.
[hangs up]
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23 September 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

When a system is put in place, the thing that can bring it down is smugness and self-centeredness. If you have all the answers, chances are you don't have all the answers. In "The Cage" Russians are being murdered. They have a connection to each other. Since Foyle has been invited into the higher levels of the British secret service, they have trouble, since they are not used to honesty and forthrightness. A young woman is mistakenly taken into custody because she has the same name as the intended target. Of course, the bad asses can't let her go for fear of exposing their dirty dealings. Foyle is intrepid in his actions. There is a subplot as Sam and her husband do the usual stuff it takes to get elected to office, making mistakes along the way. Foyle comes to realize that there are people, in whose arena he is playing, that are not what they appear.


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