An oily Foreign Office minister tasks Foyle's department with providing security at an upcoming conference on the future of Palestine but Foyle is more concerned with the murder of Sir David Woolf, a Jewish shipping tycoon who has been taking Jews to the new state and whose ships have been sabotaged. At the same time Adam attempts to prevent Charles Lucas, the anti-Semitic leader of the International Unity party, from holding a public meeting which, as Adam had feared, leads to a riot and two deaths. Meanwhile local rabbi Avraham Greenfeld welcomes Palestinian medical student Lea Fisher, whose father was killed by British soldiers following a bomb outrage in Jerusalem. The rabbi's son is supervising the sound at the conference - where an effort to sabotage it is averted, whilst Foyle unmasks those responsible for Sir David Woolf's death.Written by
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The anti-Semitic graffiti left by the neo-Nazi mob are the letters " P J, " which stands for Perish Judah. See more »
When Nicholas and Lea are touring London they are shown by the Albert Memorial, the railings of which are brightly gilded. This work was done in the very late 20th and early 21st centuries. In the 1940s and 50s they were black. See more »
Going into this episode, I had been tipped by another Foyle fan that it was a bit slow-moving. So I had limited expectations.
Turns out, just like Foyle himself in this story, I was given misinformation. This episode has a nice slow burn that ends in a wonderful climax. Very satisfying. On all levels.
To say that the ever-talented Horowitz never misses a chance to add an ethnic flavor to his stories somewhat misses the point. You should write about what you are passionate about, and if Horowitz wants to re-imagine racism in post war Britain, and does it with flair and gusto, then more power to him.
What I really noticed is how cynical this series has become over time. This is not a bad thing. Quite the contrary.
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