WWII drama follows a group of British, Dutch, and Australian women; from the bombing of Singapore to their years spent in prison camps and eventually to the end of the war where the survivors try to readjust to civilian life.
After Debbie and Blanche are caught rations are cut,causing friction between the British and the Dutch. The two escapees are tied to posts but Debbie,on account of her being a juvenile,is released to...
Cheered by news of an allied advance the women celebrate with sake brewed by Blanche whilst Shinya,about to leave for battle,confesses to Dorothy that he shot Rose.She forgives him. He also tells her...
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A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war.
In the late 1930s Nella Last,a housewife aged 49,living in Barrow-in-Furness on the North West English coast,agrees to send details of her routine to the Mass observation project,a ... See full summary »
Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.
Three 10x55min series. The first series set in 1941, a group of English and Australian women from Singapore are shipwrecked while they try to escape the Japanese invasion. The survivors are captured and put in a prison camp. They and their Dutch companions must all make drastic adjustments to and discoveries about their lives. In the second series, the group is moved to a new camp with a completely new pecking order and a particularly vicious camp leader. At the beginning of the third series, the prisoners are liberated and must re-adjust themselves to live in Singapore, in the aftermath of the war. Written by
I watched all of this series when it was repeated on UK Drama very recently.
It is about some British and Dutch women who are captured by the Japs in 1942 Singapore and held in P-O-W camps.
The first series concentrated on the women adjusting to captivity, the main characters being commander Yamachui, leaders Marion Jefferson and Sister Ulrica, officious Dr Beatrice Mason, elegant snob Rose Millar, "Raj"-style older woman Sylvia Ashburton, young mother Dorothy Bennett, cockney Blanche Simmons, nurses Kate Norris and Nellie Keene, Chinese Christina Campbell and wealthy and selfish Mrs Van Meyer to name a few
The second series saw the women split up in new camps struggling to survive the brutal conditions of new commanders Sato and Miss Hassan and slyness of new leader Verna Johnson.
The third series saw the women liberated and back in Singapore trying to get their life back together again.
Tenko is a very well-made example of the suffering of female P-O-W's in 1942-5 Mayala and you should watch it, not to be entertained but to be educated as well
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