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Quietly Enigmatic • View topic - Side question about The Hide

Side question about The Hide

7: The Russian House (June '45), Killing Time (July '45), The Hide (August '45)

6: Plan of Attack (April '44); Broken Souls (October '44); All Clear (May '45)

5: Bleak Midwinter (Dec '42); Casualties of War (March '43)

4: Invasion (April '42); Bad Blood (Aug '42)

Side question about The Hide

Postby HarrietVane » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:40 pm

Do we know the man in uniform who organizes Foyle's transport to America?
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Re: Side question about The Hide

Postby Samfan » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:01 pm

That's Foyle's brother-in-law, Sir Charles Howard, I believe. I think he's with the Admiralty.

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Re: Side question about The Hide

Postby starlight » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:12 pm

And keep your eyes peeled for a cameo from Anthony Horowitz in uniform, who checks his ticket at the gate.
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Re: Side question about The Hide

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Re: Side question about The Hide

Postby Wolesley » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:53 pm

Charles Howard is a Commander in the Royal Navy. He's never been referred to as 'Sir' Charles. (Foyle married well, but perhaps not *that* well.) He's Rosalind's brother and Andrew's uncle ("...the only one he's got," Foyle reminds him, when Charles bemoans the fact he hasn't been able to spend time with his nephew).
He also appeared in The French Drop.

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ETA:
Rupert Frazer appeared in an episode of The Gentle Touch in 1984! Fffffascinating! :rofl:

He will appear in three episodes of the 7-part series, An Honourable Woman, with Maggie Gyllenhaal, which is in post-production:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3021686/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2
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Re: Side question about The Hide

Postby hazeleyes57 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:11 am

According to Debrett's...

A courtesy title is a title such as Lord, Lady or The Hon, which is usually borne by the sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, brothers, sisters and sisters-in-law of a peer.

So, if Sir Charles Howard was knighted for services to the King, his knighthood was only for his life and the courtesy title extended to his family, including his sister.
Rosalind would have been 'Lady, or The Honorable', as I understand it. She would have been referred to as The Honorable Mrs Foyle after marriage. I could be wrong, but I would usually refer all questions to Starlight in all matters of etiquette :D
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Re: Side question about The Hide

Postby starlight » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:53 am

Coo. :lol: *wipes nose on sleeve* Where to start? :puzzled:

Firstly, baronets and knights aren't peers. That's yer lords an' stuff. :ugeek:

But as Lesley says, "Sir" Charles Howard is a figleaf of the imagination. I don't think old Charles had made it as far as the decapitation ceremony. :smile:

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Re: Side question about The Hide

Postby hazeleyes57 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:39 pm

See? Told ya I know nuffink... :geek:
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Re: Side question about The Hide

Postby Samfan » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:55 pm

I think I got confused on the 'sir' part, because of Sir Charles, Jack's father.

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Re: Side question about The Hide

Postby Wolesley » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:18 pm

Easily done. There are so many repetitions of names in the series, not only human, but architectural, as in Hill House, the school for spies, and Hill House, the Hastings guest house briefly operated by Adam W.
I guess when there are long breaks between series, there's no one on staff who remembers these things from episode to episode. But before he finalizes a script, Horowitz could easily ask one of us! :biggrin:

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Re: Side question about The Hide

Postby Samfan » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:24 pm

Yes, and there's also Charlie the spaniel in "The Funk Hole." :biggrin:


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Re: Side question about The Hide

Postby Wolesley » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:26 pm

:rofl:

I was going to research how many other Charleses were in all of FW, but can't be bothered at the moment. :foyle3:

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Re: Side question about The Hide

Postby Samfan » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:29 pm

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