Period: Second World War. A quiet channel island community is thrown into turmoil by the invasion forces of Nazi Germany.
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 Cassie Mahy (6 episodes, 2004)
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 PC Wilf Jonas (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Kathleen Jonas (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Felicity Dorr (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Sen. James Dorr (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Sheldon Leveque (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Angelique Mahy (6 episodes, 2004)
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 June Mahy (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Ada Jonas (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Hauptmann Dieter Muller (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Oberleutnant Walker / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Bailiff Francis La Palotte (5 episodes, 2004)
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 Margaret (5 episodes, 2004)
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 Colin Jonas (5 episodes, 2004)
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 Philip Dorr (5 episodes, 2004)
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 Bernhardt Tellemann (5 episodes, 2004)
Louisa Clein ...
 Zelda Kay (5 episodes, 2004)
Stephen Mallatratt ...
 Vicar (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Oberleutnant Flach (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Oberwachtmeister Wimmel / ... (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Eugene La Salle (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Ronald (Colin's Friend) (3 episodes, 2004)
Sarah Kirkman ...
 Delphine (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Mrs. La Salle (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Mr. La Salle (2 episodes, 2004)

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Set during the occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II. The story shows how Island life changed overnight after a German invasion. Islanders were restricted to walking and cycling, town names were changed to German names, clocks were set to continental time, and no society could meet without the permission of German High Command. The focus is on three families, the Dorrs, the Jonases and the Mahys, as they struggle on with day to day life under the restrictive new system. Written by Anonymous

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£9,000,000 (estimated)
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The new commandant of the island arrives in 1940 wearing a decoration (known as The German Cross in Gold, or "the fried egg") on his right breast pocket that was not introduced until September the following year. See more »

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[Leutnant Walker has invited Zelda to have a drink with him in a pub]
Zelda Kay: You think I'm friendly?
Leutnant Walker: Well, you're drinking with me.
Zelda Kay: And you're paying. I'm merely observing an alien species - much as one goes to the zoo.
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cynical
23 August 2004 | by (scotland) – See all my reviews

I think that many people are being very cynical about this. i think nowadays people have the misconception that everything that they watch must be original and groundbreaking. Island at war is a nice wee drama, you don't have to think about what is happening it is all there in front of you. Do people really want to be watching things that stimulate the mind NO i think is the answer to that, especially not on a Sunday night. The acting was all of a very good quality and i have to say i feel it says a lot about the story as prestigious actors such as james wilby being in it. I think it also showed a true outlook on times in the Nazi occupied channel-islands, as it didn't make it seem ridiculously awful, it didn't make all the Germans seem like extremist nazi's it showed them as humans, also as much as people may not like to believe it but British women and German men did get together it was inevitable. Over all i thought that island at war was no masterpiece but it was very nice and easy watching of a Sunday and people shouldn't be so critical of it


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