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.
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...
Bernard is killed instantly but Rose is put in a coma,finally coming to after Kate,rather than Dr. Mason with her bad eyesight,has removed the bullet from her. However she is paralyzed from the waist...
When Tom Ballard moves to Bayview Retirement Vilage, he meets Diana Trent, a feisty old woman who complains about everything and wants nothing more than just to die. Much to the dislike of ... See full summary »
Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.
Ria, a happily married suburban housewife, reaches the age where she feels as if life is passing her by. Being taken for granted by her butterfly collecting dentist husband doesn't help. So... See full summary »
David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school ... See full summary »
Comic goings on in this series set in an English holiday camp called Maplins. The title comes from the camp's greeting, which the staff are meant to say with enthusiasm but all too often ... See full summary »
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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