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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
23 January 2005 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Period: Second World War. A quiet channel island community is thrown into turmoil by the invasion forces of Nazi Germany. Full summary »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Very interesting and enlightening.....special effects knarly See more (15 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 23 of 27)

Saskia Reeves ... Cassie Mahy (6 episodes, 2004)

Owen Teale ... PC Wilf Jonas / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
Julia Ford ... Kathleen Jonas (6 episodes, 2004)

Clare Holman ... Felicity Dorr (6 episodes, 2004)

James Wilby ... Sen. James Dorr (6 episodes, 2004)

Sean Gallagher ... Sheldon Leveque (6 episodes, 2004)

Joanne Froggatt ... Angelique Mahy (6 episodes, 2004)
Samantha Robinson ... June Mahy (6 episodes, 2004)
Ann Rye ... Ada Jonas (6 episodes, 2004)

Philip Glenister ... Oberst Heinrich Baron Von Rheingarten (6 episodes, 2004)
Daniel Flynn ... Hauptmann Dieter Muller (6 episodes, 2004)
Conor Mullen ... Oberleutnant Walker / ... (6 episodes, 2004)

Benjamin Whitrow ... Bailiff Francis La Palotte (5 episodes, 2004)

Caroline Strong ... Margaret (5 episodes, 2004)
Sean Ward ... Colin Jonas (5 episodes, 2004)

Sam Heughan ... Philip Dorr (5 episodes, 2004)

Laurence Fox ... Bernhardt Tellemann (5 episodes, 2004)
Louisa Clein ... Zelda Kay (5 episodes, 2004)
Stephen Mallatratt ... Vicar (4 episodes, 2004)

Andrew Havill ... Oberleutnant Flach (4 episodes, 2004)
Colin Tierney ... Oberwachtmeister Wimmel / ... (4 episodes, 2004)

Richard Dempsey ... Eugene La Salle (3 episodes, 2004)
Nick Roud ... Ronald (Colin's Friend) (3 episodes, 2004)
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Series Directed by
Peter Lydon (unknown episodes)
Thaddeus O'Sullivan (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Stephen Mallatratt (6 episodes, 2004)

Series Produced by
Andy Harries .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
John Rushton .... producer: Granada ITV (unknown episodes)
Sita Williams .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Geoffrey Burgon (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
David Higgs (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tony Cranstoun (3 episodes, 2004)

Edward Mansell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Janie Frazer (unknown episodes)
Judi Hayfield (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Chris Truelove (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Richard Downes (6 episodes, 2004)

Nick Wilkinson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Dominic Smithers (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Lyn Avery (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Andrea Dowdall .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2004)

Sue Milton .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Sharon Perks .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Anthony Swaby .... assistant hair stylist: Isle of Man (unknown episodes)
Claire Whiteley .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
David Boyle .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Chris Clarkson .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Daniel Gulliver .... unit manager: Isle of Man (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Rawcliffe .... unit manager: UK (unknown episodes)
Amanda Wilkie .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicki Ballantyne .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Penny Davies .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Victoria Garden .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Anna Kemp .... trainee assistant director (unknown episodes)
Alex Mercer .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Simon Noone .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Joy Scott .... daily crowd assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Dominic Hyndman .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2004)

Sally Black .... set buyer (unknown episodes)
Phil Buckley .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Liz Colbert .... graphics assistant (unknown episodes)
Kristian Edwards .... dressing props (unknown episodes)
Tone Gibbs .... dressing props (unknown episodes)
Neil Glynn .... stand-by props (unknown episodes)
Mike Malik .... property master (unknown episodes)
Grant Montgomery .... art director: Isle of Man (unknown episodes)
Ussal Smithers .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
John Thorpe .... construction manager (unknown episodes)
Ashley Wilkinson .... stand-by art director (unknown episodes)
Pawlo Wintoniuk .... stand-by art director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Tony Maslen .... sound assistant (6 episodes, 2004)

Elizabeth Cresswell .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
John Crumpton .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
John Rutherford .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
John Senior .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Martin Smith .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Juan Turner .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
John Whitworth .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Paul McGuinness .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
John Harvey .... visual effects supervisor (1 episode, 2004)

Simon Blackledge .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Melissa Butler Adams .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Adam Gascoyne .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Tanvir Hanif .... digital effects artist (unknown episodes)
Simon Hughes .... digital compositor: CLEAR (unknown episodes)
Mark Pickles .... digital effects artist (unknown episodes)
Matt Wood .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
David J. Zimmerman .... data operator: CLEAR (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Sean Adames .... stunts (6 episodes, 2004)
Lloyd Bass .... stunts (6 episodes, 2004)
Martin Pemberton .... stunts (6 episodes, 2004)

Tom Aitken .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Andy Bennett .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Chris Carey .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Clive Curtis .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Nicholas Daines .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Levan Doran .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
James Grogan .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Luke Kearney .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Paul Kulik .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Ian van Temperley .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Pugh .... key grip (6 episodes, 2004)
Anthony Ward .... assistant grip (4 episodes, 2004)

Andrew Bell .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Andy Bell .... gaffer: second unit (unknown episodes)
Peter Chester .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Dan Fontaine .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Nigel Hillier .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Lee Howarth .... rigger (unknown episodes)
Ian Jackson .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Mark Jones .... grip: second unit (unknown episodes)
Michael McHugh .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Julian Morson .... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Jamie Phillips .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Matt Poynter .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Erin Stevens .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Stephanie Dawes .... additional casting (unknown episodes)
Gennie Radcliffe .... additional casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gerald Moulin .... costume supervisor: military costumes (unknown episodes)
Olivia Spiteri .... assistant wardrobe supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Tim Cockerill .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2004)

Neil Parker .... colorist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (6 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Other crew
Warren Clark .... set security (6 episodes, 2004)

Glenys Bell .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Eddie Booth .... location manager: Isle of Man (unknown episodes)
Jo Cameron Brown .... dialect coach (unknown episodes)
Tricia Carr .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Deborah Coombes .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Robin Craine .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Scott Hamshere .... armorer (unknown episodes)
Ken Mair .... location manager: UK (unknown episodes)
Hilda Miller .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Tracey Nuttall .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Adrian O'Brien .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Lucy Smith .... location assistant (unknown episodes)
Roxy Spencer .... script executive (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
UK:540 min (including commercials) (6 parts)
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Certification:
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes)
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Anachronisms: One of the daughters sings in the nightclub at the beginning "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree." It wasn't written then, and not until 1942. Further, its entire message is from an American girl to her American GI during the war. That apple tree is somewhere in rural America. Not in the Channel Islands. This scene takes places a year or two prior to America even entering the war.See more »
Quotes:
[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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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Very interesting and enlightening.....special effects knarly, 28 April 2013
Author: BigBobFoonman from United States

I'm halfway through this series on Netflix, and I am impressed. I never heard of the channel islands, and the fact that they were thoroughly English, and only 10 miles from Nazi French soil at the height of the Battle of Britain is a piece of history I have missed. This is a very unusual and interesting series.

I was pleased to see Joanna Froggart from "Downton Abbey". a very beautiful and talented actress, and the actress with the first name Saskia who plays Froggart's mother, is one of those heartbreakingly beautiful British actresses that eat cameras up.

Historically, the Nazis were SO bad, so incredibly evil and arrogant that it will never be politically incorrect to diss them anywhere, anytime, until, of course, American liberals decide to make it a sin to keep on dissing them. The Nazis in this series are chillingly demonic.

I liked the fact that CGI ME-109s and Stukas were shown in flybys, but as usual, the CGI boys know nothing of aircraft flight characteristics, and thus, the planes came in way too low and way too slow. Most of the explosions from the Stuka bombs were super chinzy, nowhere near as huge and destructive as a 500 lb bomb would be. This is a problem with CGI when they show combat flying and destruction---the planes look good--they just are not flying right---the flying parts are cartooney.

The Brits make great WWII movies---watch and enjoy---just admire the look of the aircraft depicted, and the look of the ladies in a great cast.

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