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 <email@example.com>
The wartime adventures of a London boy in Yorkshire
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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 ...