How the events of WW 2 affected various members of a lower middle class family in Liverpool, the emphasis being on life on the home front.

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1972   1971   1970  

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Colin Douglas ...
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Lesley Nunnerley ...
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How the events of WW 2 affected various members of a lower middle class family in Liverpool, the emphasis being on life on the home front.

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14 April 1970 (UK)  »

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Ashtonin perhe  »

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John Finch states that he only wrote the original treatment as a ruse to be invited to the annual Granada conference where new drama ideas were discussed. He was surprised that his idea was almost the only one discussed. Granada was noted for avoiding lavish costume drama, but liked the concept of a drama based around less expensive studio-based domestic interiors with a minimum of location shooting. See more »

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Referenced in Talkies: John Finch & Wartime Life (2017) See more »

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The Curates Egg
6 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Starts of OK(apart from "Oxford" Phillips fanciful goings on in Spain). Thereafter thinks move at a pace.The most interesting battle in the series is between business-owner Sefton Briggs and his "donkey"brother-in-law, Edwin Ashton.Keeps the show alive actually.One or two appearances are rather "guesty"(eg Robert)And that little chap John George hardly ever gets fed,is never seen(one for the social welfare folk?) Moving to the second half-series 3 in particular.The whole yarn becomes rather "Mills & Boonish".Afraid I cannot tolerate the acting of passive-aggressive Sheila Ashton and her inadequate soiciopathic husband! I rather hoped a doodle-bug would get them....


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