Thursday, March 22, 2012


For those fans of the British mystery series 'Foyle's War', one of the benefits from the show was learning little known historical facts from the British homefront during World War II. Creator Anthony Horowitz really did his homework to find such factoids upon which he could hang his murder mysteries to be solved by Christopher Foyle.

It's been announced that there will be a few more episodes to the series, but in the meantime if you're a fan of the show and would be interested in seeing something along similar lines, then I have a suggestion for you, one from an American point of view:

"The Incident" was a 1990 TV movie which starred Walter Matthau, Harry Morgan, Peter Firth, Barnard Hughes, Susan Blakely, Robert Carradine, and William Schallert. Matthau played a small-town lawyer in 1944 Colorado who was forced to defend a German soldier from the prisoner of war camp outside of town. (He was accused of killing the town's beloved old doctor.)

This TV movie led to two more outings starring Matthau and Morgan - "Against Her Will: An Incident In Baltimore" and "An Incident In A Small Town". All three are available from Netflix and I recommend them, especially the first one because of its 'Foyle's War' feel.....

To learn more about "The Incident", check out this website.....


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