January 1942. Two security officers visit Edwin to gain information about John Porter. Some weeks ago they traced a transmitter in Belgium. When asking for name, rank and number of the person calling...
Two teachers, man-hungry Doris and restrained Marian, visit the Yorkshire moors a year after friend Evelyn disappeared there. On a stormy night, they take refuge in the isolated cottage of ... See full summary »
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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 »
I also saw A Family at War on my PBS station in the 70's and loved that show. I wish it was available on DVD. I wish BBC America would rerun it. Why is it out of circulation? This show was on every Sunday in my area for a year. This was before VCRs so I always tried to make it home to watch this show. In my area it was on at 5PM. The stories were so compelling. I really got into the family. One interesting filming note on the series was that somewhere in the middle of the run the series had to go to black and white tape. It seemed that the color tape people went on strike so some of the episodes had to be filmed in black and white. I think there are about a months worth of episodes in black and white. If you ever get to see this series or if it ever gets on DVD please try to get it. You will not be disappointed. The acting is top notch all the way. Every character is fleshed out. You will be so drawn into the continuing story that you will not want to miss an episode. This is a continuing story not unlike many soap operas. But once this one starts it will grab you and you will be hooked to the very last episode. This is a series not to be missed. Catch it from the very beginning.
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