This fact-based story follows a woman who launches a rescue of her Royal Air Force pilot son, who was shot down over Germany in 1941. Getting no help from the underground, she sets up her own rescue mission.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Jenny Baines (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Eva Gruenberg (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Klein (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Steinhardt (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Colonel (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Capt. Preston (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Gen. Benjamin Cutler (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Karl Koenig (4 episodes, 1985)
(4 episodes, 1985)
(4 episodes, 1985)
Denis Lill ...
 Johns (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Medical Officer (4 episodes, 1985)
Garfield Morgan ...
 Wilford (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Schumann (4 episodes, 1985)
Oscar Quitak ...
 Col. Weiss (4 episodes, 1985)
Philip Stone ...
 Padre (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Peter Baines (4 episodes, 1985)
Tim Bannerman ...
 Higgins (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Paddy (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Schroeder (4 episodes, 1985)
Erika Hoffman ...
 Gerta (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Bromley (4 episodes, 1985)
Michael Poole ...
 Russian Prisoner (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Sgt. Mitchell (4 episodes, 1985)
Frank Jarvis ...
 Sgt. Davies (4 episodes, 1985)
Iain Rattray ...
 German Officer (4 episodes, 1985)
Ben Howard ...
 Corporal (4 episodes, 1985)
Christopher Merrick ...
 British Soldier (4 episodes, 1985)
David Milner ...
 Pvt. Smith (4 episodes, 1985)
Richard Driscoll ...
 Stanson (4 episodes, 1985)
Gerald Home ...
 Passport Official (4 episodes, 1985)
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This fact-based story follows a woman who launches a rescue of her Royal Air Force pilot son, who was shot down over Germany in 1941. Getting no help from the underground, she sets up her own rescue mission.

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Drama | War

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PG
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Trivia

Trevor Howard was offered the part of Gen.Cutler. See more »

Connections

References Force 10 from Navarone (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Strip Polka
(uncredited)
Written by Johnny Mercer
Performed at the POW stage show
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Based on Fact.
12 November 2006 | by (Wigan, England) – See all my reviews

This drama was indeed based on a true story but certainly did get the "Hollywood" Treatment in the making! The lady in question was actually English, not American.

The drama is full of errors too especially in the German uniforms and many of the action scenes are simply pure fiction. It is a great pity that not more attention to detail was used when making this drama as a lot of trouble was undertaken in relicating the POW camp including flying ex POWS who were present at the time out to Germany to help ensure the camp itself was accurate!

The book is a far more accurate account of what actually did happen and it is a pity that the author's account was not better replicated in the production of Jenny's war.


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