An English girl marries a German lawyer in the 1930s and they try to live as normal a life as they can in Hitler's Germany. When Allied bombs start falling on German cities, Christabel ... See full summary »
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 Christabel Bielenberg (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Peter Bielenberg (4 episodes, 1988)
Nigel Le Vaillant ...
 Adam Von Trott Zu Solz (3 episodes, 1988)
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 Mr. Burton (2 episodes, 1988)
Ann Bell ...
 Mrs. Burton (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Lexi (2 episodes, 1988)
Renny Lister ...
 Aunt Ulla (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Bausch (2 episodes, 1988)
Pat Heywood ...
 Frau Muckle (2 episodes, 1988)
John Boswall ...
 Alois (2 episodes, 1988)
Sam Preston ...
 Nicky (2 episodes, 1988)
Ryan Le Neveu ...
 John Bielenberg (2 episodes, 1988)
Toby Lawson ...
 Older Nicky (2 episodes, 1988)
Alastair Haley ...
 Older Nicky (2 episodes, 1988)
Andrey Justice ...
 Older John (2 episodes, 1988)
James Exell ...
 Older John (2 episodes, 1988)
David Lyon ...
 Kreuze (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Karl Langbehn (2 episodes, 1988)
John Burgess ...
 Neisse (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Clarita (2 episodes, 1988)
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An English girl marries a German lawyer in the 1930s and they try to live as normal a life as they can in Hitler's Germany. When Allied bombs start falling on German cities, Christabel takes her two young sons to a village in the mountains. Then she learns that her husband and some of his friends have been arrested for plotting to assassinate Hitler. She travels to the prison where he is held, wondering if telling the commandant that she knows Winston Churchill will help her husband or seal his fate. This is said to be based on a true story. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Nothing like the book it is based on
8 April 2017 | by (Peterborough, Great Britain) – See all my reviews

The book on which the drama is based goes against the standard stereotypes and explains how ordinary people could go along with Hitler in the early years. The woman says: "On January 30thm 1933, Hitler became Germany's Chancellor. I was in England at the time, and when I read of it in the newspapers I was rather pleased for my friend Hans. I took note that Hitler had only two other National Socialists with him in his Cabinet, and that he was well hemmed-in by such respectable figures as von Neurath and von Papen. Although I was glad therefore than Han was to get his chance, I was equally certain that a month or so would suffice to bring him speedy disillusionment, and that there would be, as usual, another round of musical chairs, another change of Government." (Ward River Press 1982, Page 22.) I was disgusted by the dramatisation, which shows no interest in what this eye-witness told and instead has all of the normal stereotypes.

I think it also avoided the inconvenient fact of widespread support for Hitler in Britain, including the Daily Mail.


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