At the beginning of WWII, Virginia is sent to America by her parents to keep her safe. Now the war in Europe is over, it's time for Virginia (or Rusty, as she likes to be called) to come ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Cry (TV Movie 2002)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Psychological thriller about a woman child-protection officer tramautized by her stillbirth who befriends a woman in hospital and then becomes convinced that the daughter is being abused.

Director: David Drury
Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Emma Cunniffe, Anthony Calf
All the Small Things (TV Series 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In an English town, the choir master's personal musical ambition and crush for the new soprano drive him to blow up his marriage (with children) for her. Mother and son Kyle suddenly find ... See full summary »

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Neil Pearson, Sarah Alexander
Five Daughters (TV Mini-Series 2010)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Based on the personal testimonies of many of those most closely involved, Five Daughters recounts the final weeks in the lives of the five young women murdered in Ipswich in 2006.

Stars: Adam Kotz, Juliet Aubrey, Natalie Press
Clocking Off (2000–2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Interconnected dramas about the lives of a group of workers at a Manchester textile factory, with each episode focusing on the home life of a different character.

Stars: Jack Deam, Tony Mooney, Joan Kempson
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

Director: Anand Tucker
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson
Rose and Maloney (TV Series 2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Cases of a woman and her male assistant who work for the fictional CJRA (Criminal Justice Review Agency), an organization which seeks out miscarriages of justice.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Phil Davis, Nisha Nayar
Goodnight, Mister Tom (TV Movie 1998)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A shy and quiet World War II evacuee is housed by a disgruntled old man, and they soon develop a close bond.

Director: Jack Gold
Stars: John Thaw, Nick Robinson, Annabelle Apsion
Gentlemen's Relish (TV Movie 2001)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Kingdom Swann is a talented but rather naive Scottish artist who lives in Edwardian London with his housekeeper, Violet, a dowdy and self-effacing but very loyal young woman from Lancashire... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Stars: Billy Connolly, Sarah Lancashire, Douglas Henshall
The Camomile Lawn (TV Mini-Series 1992)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funereal.

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Claire Bloom, Jennifer Ehle
Last Tango in Halifax (TV Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on his letter with apology for missing first date and forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.

Stars: Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire
Life in Squares (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An intimate and emotional drama for BBC Two about the revolutionary Bloomsbury group.

Stars: Eve Best, Ed Birch, Phoebe Fox
Sons & Lovers (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence classic.

Director: Stephen Whittaker
Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Hugo Speer, James Murray
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Kate David ...
Molly
Skye King ...
...
Kaye Wragg ...
Ivy
...
Martin Ball ...
Frank
Rosemary Leach ...
Mrs. Dickinson
Jenny Higham ...
Judith Penfold
...
Miss Bembridge
Adrian Lukis ...
Danny Worters ...
Jeremy Peters ...
Mr. Stephens
David Kincaid ...
Ticket Clerk
Edit

Storyline

At the beginning of WWII, Virginia is sent to America by her parents to keep her safe. Now the war in Europe is over, it's time for Virginia (or Rusty, as she likes to be called) to come home. While she is glad to see her mother Peggy and tries to fit into her old life, her 'American ways' don't go down too well at home. When her father returns from war, he is desperate to have his life just the same as it was before, but he is forced to realise that his wife and his children are not the same people he left behind. Written by Stacey Mitchell

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 October 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Z powrotem w domu  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Mrs. Dickinson: [outraged at the sound of Peggy and Roger arguing] What on earth's going on?
Peggy Dickinson: We're leaving. Not that it's any of *your* business.
Mrs. Dickinson: [taunting Peggy] So, off back to Devon, are we? I'd have thought that most of the Americans would have gone back home by now. I never even *looked* at another man after my Alfred has shot down.
Peggy Dickinson: I don't think your Alfred *was* shot down, at all. I reckon he crashed that plane rather than come home to you.
See more »

Connections

Remake of Back Home (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Pennsylvania 6-5000
By Jerry Gray and Carl Sigman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not bad, but disappointing.
2 December 2001 | by (Farnham, England) – See all my reviews

After having read the book by Michelle Magorian, which is engaging and of interest, as all of her books are, this make was very disappointing. Nothing seemed to fit well in terms of the plot, it was unfocused, and major storylines had been left out as the book progressed. There was very good acting, especially from Stephanie Cole, Sarah Lancashire, and newcomer Jessica Fox, but it is by no means up to scratch on Goodnight Mr. Tom. That was much better directed and was a far more convincing adaptation. For all its faults however, it kept me going to the end, and was enjoyable. Wouldn't watch it again, though I would like to see the earlier version to compare.

6 out of 10 (That's generous).


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Back Home (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?