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Tenko Reunion (1985)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  26 December 1985 (UK)
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Former prisoners of war reunite in 1950 Singapore, but a new danger arises when they are met by Communist insurgents.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Bell ...
Veronica Roberts ...
Elizabeth Chambers ...
Patricia Lawrence ...
Emily Bolton ...
Claire Oberman ...
Lizzie Mickery ...
Maggie Carter (as Elizabeth Mickery)
Cindy Shelley ...
Alice Courtenay
Damien Thomas ...
Preston Lockwood ...
Stephen Wentworth
Robert Lang ...
Teddy Forster-Brown
Swee Hoe Lim ...
Lau Peng
Bernard Gallagher ...
Mr. Courtenay
Duncan Fraser


It's 1950, and the British, Australian, and Dutch women who were imprisoned together in Japanese camps during WWII remember their promise to have a five-year reunion in Singapore. Everybody's lives have moved on and changed, and each member of the group must reconcile herself to the changes that being a prisoner has made upon her life. Plans to stay in the country at Dominica's plantation, however, are disrupted when Communist bandits hold them at gunpoint and suddenly everybody's back in familiar territory, and wondering who the traitor among them is... Written by Kathy Li

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A wonderful send off for a group of old friends.
16 March 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Five years on from the Tenko survivors returning home, and from Marion's double-edged "Well that's that".

It's now 1950: reunion time. The gang's all here: Marion, Bea, Ulrica, Kate, Dorothy, Christina, Dominica, and latecomers Maggie and Alice. The story that unfolds is a beaut: as perfectly written and acted, and as thought-provoking and moving, as the original series.

All the questions left hanging at the end of the series are neatly answered here. From Marion's family to Joss's health centre, everything has changed in five years, and not everything has changed for the best.

A trip to Dominica's plantation brings plenty of shocks and some truly edge-of-the-seat tension. There's a real sense of tragedy and disaster as, once again, fate takes over and the women struggle for their lives. Dominica finally shows her true colours, and there are some shout-at-the-telly moments of drama.

Lush location filming in Singapore, and an opportunity to catch up with a group of women who feel like they have become friends. It's such a shame that this really is the end. I could watch it all over again. Perfection.

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