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)
Samantha Robinson ...
 June Mahy (6 episodes, 2004)
Ann Rye ...
 Ada Jonas (6 episodes, 2004)
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Daniel Flynn ...
 Hauptmann Dieter Muller (6 episodes, 2004)
Conor Mullen ...
 Oberleutnant Walker / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Bailiff Francis La Palotte (5 episodes, 2004)
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 Margaret (5 episodes, 2004)
Sean Ward ...
 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)
Nick Roud ...
 Ronald (Colin's Friend) (3 episodes, 2004)
Sarah Kirkman ...
 Delphine (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Mrs. La Salle (2 episodes, 2004)
Malcolm Raeburn ...
 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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Ilha em Guerra  »

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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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Oberleutnant Flach: [ironically] Inconvenient, isn't it, war?
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Brilliant
6 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the best mini-series I have ever seen. I began watching in the middle of episode 2 after my husband kept saying "You should really see this." By episode 3 I was hooked. The storyline is very intense without being crude, graphic or gory. The setting is absolutely gorgeous. The acting and dialog are brilliant. Each character is multi-dimensional and well developed with credit due to the incredibly honest writing of Stephen Mallatratt and the skill of the actors in bringing that writing to life. I felt like I was there.

I never knew about the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands until I saw this. There have been some complaints that the series is not historically accurate, but this is not meant to be a documentary; it is a fictional drama. A drama with teeth though - many of the characters wrestle with moral and ideological dilemmas that leave you thinking. It's also just plain fun.


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