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Masterpiece Theatre; Foyle’s War, Series I: German Woman, The

Episode 1 The German Woman

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Masterpiece Theatre
Foyle’s War, Series I: German Woman, The
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Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

May 1940. Britain is newly at war and Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Foyle is assigned to fight crime in the south coast — the prime landing area for the anticipated German invasion. His first case: a locally prominent German woman has been murdered — whether by patriotic thugs or her avaricious English family is hard to tell.

Reissued as a Mystery series.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Foyle’s War, Series I: German Woman, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 29, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1B14C410E51F407CAA27656A32D62C19.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Foyle’s War, Series I: German Woman, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 29, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1B14C410E51F407CAA27656A32D62C19>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Foyle’s War, Series I: German Woman, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1B14C410E51F407CAA27656A32D62C19
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