January 1942. Two security officers visit Edwin to gain information about John Porter. Some weeks ago they traced a transmitter in Belgium. When asking for name, rank and number of the person calling...
John Finch states that he only wrote the original treatment as a ruse to be invited to the annual Granada conference where new drama ideas were discussed. He was surprised that his idea was almost the only one discussed. Granada was noted for avoiding lavish costume drama, but liked the concept of a drama based around less expensive studio-based domestic interiors with a minimum of location shooting. See more »
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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