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A 1950s set, British drama series about life in the fictional Lancashire village of Ormston. The main focus of the series was the two doctors, father and son, who run the cottage hospital under the new National Health Service.
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An aristocratic English family is shown in the years between the Great War and The Second World War, often at the crumbling family estate, Brideshead Manor, trying to deal with family ... See full summary »
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Nanny cares for displaced children in WWII England.
My husband and I lived in England when this drama series began... We found we far preferred British Drama and the BritComs (non-slapstick) to American television. We looked forward to "Nanny" each week. When we were transferred back to the States, we found it was also on PBS. And then it disappeared! I've watched for it in every successive move, and never seen it listed again. (There is an American program of the same name.)
This was a poignant war-time story sharing with us the experiences of living so close to war, and what the British people had to deal with.
I would very much like to see this series again, and keep hoping PBS will run the entire series in the near future.
Or that PBS or Acorn would sell it on DVD.
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