During World War I, a boy named Tom Grattan is sent to his relatives in the country. As it turns out, the neighborhood is a source of wild adventures as he and his friends face spies, saboteurs and other threats. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The series was filmed in colour, even though British TV was still black-and-white at the time, in anticipation of Britain's imminent upgrade to colour television and with a view to selling the series overseas in countries such as Canada which already had colour television. See more »
[opening titles: introduction to each episode, over scenes of a "War Declared" newspaper headline; a platoon of soldiers whistling as they march to war; Mrs Kirkby and Stan Hobbs looking up and Tom and Julie running to the garden gate to watch them pass by]
August 1914. The Great War. They said it would all be over by Christmas. But a year passed and the lanes of England still echoed to the tramp of marching feet. With each month, still more of England's manhood was drawn to the battlefields of ...
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