After the Japanese invasion of Singapore in February 1942, a group of British, Dutch, and Australian women are held in a Japanese internment camp on a Japanese-occupied island between Singapore and Australia.

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 Marion Jefferson (30 episodes, 1981-1984)
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 Beatrice Mason / ... (30 episodes, 1981-1984)
Claire Oberman ...
 Kate Norris (30 episodes, 1981-1984)
Emily Bolton ...
 Christina Campbell (27 episodes, 1981-1984)
Elizabeth Chambers ...
 Mrs. Domenica Van Meyer / ... (26 episodes, 1981-1984)
Veronica Roberts ...
 Dorothy Bennett (24 episodes, 1981-1984)
Patricia Lawrence ...
 Sister Ulrica (21 episodes, 1981-1984)
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 Lady Jocelyn 'Joss' Holbrook / ... (20 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Rose Millar (19 episodes, 1981-1982)
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 Major Yamauchi / ... (19 episodes, 1981-1984)
Eiji Kusuhara ...
 Lt. Sato / ... (17 episodes, 1981-1984)
Takashi Kawahara ...
 Shinya (17 episodes, 1981-1982)
Takahiro Oba ...
 Kasaki / ... (16 episodes, 1981-1984)
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 Blanche Simmons (13 episodes, 1981-1982)
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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 Kathy Li

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Mrs. Van Meyer's pet songbird, which appears in season one, is named for the actress Simone Simon. See more »

Quotes

[repeated lines]
Mrs. Domenica Van Meyer: How dare you speak to me this way!
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To Women Everywhere!
14 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Forget Paradise Road! If you really want to have any idea what the women who were prisoners of war of the Japanese this is the series to watch. At times the make up department are so realistic that you do not know these sores are not part of the women. What the men and women went through in these camps is nothing short of Hell. If the fact of malnutrition and hard work didn't kill you the malaria would! Congratulations to everyone who worked on this production because unlike Paradise Road they actually did their homework to make this as real as possible!


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