28th November 1990
Jack Higgins’ Night of the Fox is broadcast
Although born in Newcastle upon Tyne, thriller writer Henry Patterson, who publishes under the name Jack Higgins, moved to Jersey in the 1970s. His novel Night of the Fox was set in the island and, when made into TV movie starring George Peppard, was first broadcast on 28 November 1990.
Also starring Michael York, and father and daughter John and Juliet Mills, the story focuses on Professor Alan Stacy, who travels to Jersey to work on his friend’s biography only to discover that his friend has already died. However, he meets a former member of the Special Operations Executive who had worked with his friend, Harry, during the Second World War and tells him about a wartime operation to prevent plans for D-Day, which had washed up on occupied Jersey with an injured soldier, from falling into German hands.
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Other events that occured in November
Jersey concentration camp prisoner Gordon Prigent is born
- Gordon Prigent was born in St Helier in 1924 and during the occupation was sent to deported to Alderney.
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