Foyle's War - Fifty Ships (2003)
Various British coins including a gold coin of Edward IV
This episode of the television program "Foyle's War" shows various collector coins.
He is assisted by Paul Milner, a younger policeman and by Samantha Stewart, a uniformed driver.
This is the segment with coins and a discussion of old collector coins.
He also tracks down a German spy and a murder involving a visiting American businessman.
This episode is set in September 1940 when Britain and Germany were at war and Germans have
been dropping bombs all over Britain.
2. Old country house
The house is hit by a bomb during the night.
Some men from the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) search the house.
One of the AFS men is looking for loot.
3. AFS looter finds box
The looter opens the box and finds old coins.
4. Box of coins
A silver coin with Queen Victoria on it, probably a florin or two shilling coin is prominent.
5. Looting warning sign
Foyle comes out to see how Samantha is doing.
6. Foyle and Milner
Samantha works for Foyle as a driver and helps out in general.
She is wearing the uniform of the Mechanised Transport Corps, a women's organization
whose members drove cars and trucks.
7. Samantha Stewart
Samantha introduces Foyle to Mrs. Harrison, her landlord.
Mrs. Harrison tells Foyle that some valuable coins which belonged to her late husband Jack are missing.
"There were coins in there that dated back to the Normans"
"Jack always said it would be a nice nest egg for me".
Jamieson has been, and his group becomes a suspect.
8. Jamieson Warehouse
The crooks are alone and one man is playing with a gold coin.
9. Man spinning gold coin
The man then reads the coin inscription "EDWARD I V - Who's that".
He had several types of gold coins made of various sizes.
They have names like "Angels", "Nobles", "Ryals", and some are quite valuable to collectors.
10. Who is Edward I-V?
Jamieson replies "Edward the Fourth, you idiot".
11. Foyle and Milner questin Jamieson
Jamieson angrily denies stealing anything.
The police search the warehouse and find nothing.
The only items missing from houses are items which are safe in water.
The police return to the warehouse for another search.
12. Milner, Foyle, Stewart arrive for another search
The goods are found in a water tank and a policeman dumps them out.
13. The loot is found
A Queen Victoria silver coin appears among the loot.
Foyle warns him that he might be executed for looting and he confesses.
14. Jamieson confesses
Foyle then deals with his other cases, the German spy and the murder.
Michael Kitchen as Christopher Foyle
Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart
Anthony Howell as Paul Milner
Writer: Anthony Horowitz