How the events of WW 2 affected various members of a lower middle class family in Liverpool, the emphasis being on life on the home front.

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Series cast summary:
Colin Douglas ...
 Edwin Ashton (44 episodes, 1970-1972)
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 Freda Ashton / ... (40 episodes, 1970-1972)
Lesley Nunnerley ...
 Margaret Ashton / ... (39 episodes, 1970-1972)
Coral Atkins ...
 Sheila Ashton (34 episodes, 1970-1972)
John McKelvey ...
 Sefton Briggs (32 episodes, 1970-1972)
Colin Campbell ...
 David Ashton (30 episodes, 1970-1972)
Shelagh Fraser ...
 Jean Ashton (27 episodes, 1970-1971)
T.R. Bowen ...
 Tony Briggs (25 episodes, 1970-1972)
Ian Thompson ...
 John Porter (24 episodes, 1970-1972)
Keith Drinkel ...
 Philip Ashton (19 episodes, 1970-1971)
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How the events of WW 2 affected various members of a lower middle class family in Liverpool, the emphasis being on life on the home front.

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14 April 1970 (UK)  »

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Due to a union action by TV technicians, some season two shows were made in black and white as a protest over pay. See more »

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Great drama
28 June 2004 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

A Family at War is this year's summer morning series of Finland's biggest TV channel. I had never even heard of the show until now, and thus became a fan by accident when I happened to turn on the TV at the right moment. There is something in the series that captures a viewer's interest in an instant - maybe it's the realistic touch, or the brilliant acting, or the interesting story, though probably all of them together.

I can only be amazed by the high standard of British drama, and especially by the intensity and impact of A Family at War. It is a masterpiece, a wonderful portrait of normal people during the Second World War.


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