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)
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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£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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Oberleutnant Flach: [ironically] Inconvenient, isn't it, war?
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Absolutely Marvelous!!
20 September 2004 | by (wilmslow, cheshire) – See all my reviews

I can't believe how anyone can critisise this excellent drama. It has been the highlight of my year as far as the television is concerned. ITV have done themselves proud considering the rubbish and repeats they usually churn out! The cast was superb with acclaimed actors such as Philip Glenister of 'Vanity Fair' and 'The other bolyn girl', Joanne Frogatt who has come along way since Coronation Street and Edward Fox's nephew Laurence Fox.

The settings, the backing music and the story lines all fitted together perfectly, i just hope ITV take on board the great amount of praise they have received for this drama and commission a second series!!


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