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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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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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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A soap-opera, but an excellent one
7 July 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I was a small boy watching this series now and then in the seventies. But I have always remembered it to be a fine series. I have seen it again the last month. I did remember some of the characters, Peter and Sheila especially, and Mr and Mrs Ashton, off course, and it was fun to see John Nettles as a very young man. But what really hit me, right in the stomach, so to say, was the quality. After all these years there is almost no TV- production that can compete with this astonishing - amazing superb quality. The actors, the producers, everything. What is sad, is that TV in general becomes some poor compared to such high-quality as "A family at war". There are exceptions, like "Brideshead revisited", but I feel, after being a member of the Ashton family for a month, that I need a long break from TV. It just isn't worth it.


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