The lower middle class Ashton family of the city of Liverpool deal with life on the home front during the Second World War.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Colin Douglas Colin Douglas ...  Edwin Ashton 44 episodes, 1970-1972
Barbara Flynn ...  Freda Ashton / ... 40 episodes, 1970-1972
Lesley Nunnerley Lesley Nunnerley ...  Margaret Porter / ... 39 episodes, 1970-1972
Coral Atkins Coral Atkins ...  Sheila Ashton 34 episodes, 1970-1972
John McKelvey John McKelvey ...  Sefton Briggs 32 episodes, 1970-1972
Colin Campbell ...  David Ashton 30 episodes, 1970-1972
Shelagh Fraser ...  Jean Ashton 28 episodes, 1970-1972
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen ...  Tony Briggs 25 episodes, 1970-1972
Ian Thompson Ian Thompson ...  John Porter 24 episodes, 1970-1972
Keith Drinkel Keith Drinkel ...  Philip Ashton 19 episodes, 1970-1971
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The lower middle class Ashton family of the city of Liverpool deal with life on the home front during the Second World War.

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Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ashtonin perhe See more »

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Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Due to a union action by TV technicians, episodes A Family at War: Giving and Taking (1971) (2.12) to A Family at War: A Separate Peace (1971) (2.19) were made in black and white as a protest over pay. See more »

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Getting that 1st episode right......
15 November 2018 | by macandanneSee all my reviews

...can be tricky, but having watched this for the first time in nearly 50 years I'm impressed at how dramatic and yet realistic it is. Do I want to know what happens to the various characters to whom I've been introduced? Are the suggested plot lines enough to keep me interested? The answer is definitely YES in both cases. (Worth mentioning in passing that I've just bought the Netherlands version of the box set in a charity shop, so I get the omitted scenes as well!)


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