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Mystery!; Foyle’s War, Series II: Fifty Ships

Foyle’s War, Series II Episode 1, Fifty Ships

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Foyle’s War, Series II: Fifty Ships
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Premiered in 1980 -- offshoot of MASTERPIECE THEATRE. Showcase for the best of British drama in the mystery genre. Current producer, Rebecca Eaton. See individual episode titles for more information. Host: 1980: Gene Shalit; 1981-1989: Vincent Price; 1989-present: Diana Rigg Series release date: 1980

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September 1940: An American millionaire, a German spy, an old flame and a body on a deserted beach present Foyle with his greatest challenge yet. A bomb destroys Sam's boarding house, leaving her homeless and alerting Foyle to a system of organized looting around Hastings. But when the father of one of the suspected looters is found dead on the beach, Foyle and Milner's investigation brings them into conflict with British efforts to secure vital American aid for the war.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Mystery!; Foyle’s War, Series II: Fifty Ships,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A698805A1AC84F55A671FF22455988DD.
MLA: “Mystery!; Foyle’s War, Series II: Fifty Ships.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A698805A1AC84F55A671FF22455988DD>.
APA: Mystery!; Foyle’s War, Series II: Fifty Ships. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A698805A1AC84F55A671FF22455988DD
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