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Island at War 

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During the Second World War, a quiet channel island community is thrown into turmoil by the invasion forces of Nazi Germany.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Samantha Robinson ...  June Mahy 6 episodes, 2004
Ann Rye 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 Caroline Strong ...  Margaret 5 episodes, 2004
Sean Ward 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 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 Nick Roud ...  Ronald (Colin's Friend) 3 episodes, 2004
Sarah Kirkman Sarah Kirkman ...  Delphine 2 episodes, 2004
Cara Chase ...  Mrs. La Salle 2 episodes, 2004
Malcolm Raeburn 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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Not renewed after 6 episodes. The final episode leaves many plot elements unresolved. See more »

Goofs

Constable Jonas's WW1 medal ribbons were worn the wrong way around in every episode. The Bailiff, who had the same medals, was seen wearing them the right way around in episode 2. See more »

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Oberleutnant Flach: [ironically] Inconvenient, isn't it, war?
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Less than impressed
24 January 2005 | by timetripper220See all my reviews

I have to say, I'm not impressed. Frankly, the LWT series "Enemy at the Door," covered the same territory, only with better actors - (people who actually have and had careers) and they didn't feel the need to invent a fictional island. Anyone with even the vaguest familiarity with history, knows that the events in the real Channel Islands during World War II provide more than enough drama and controversy. Of course the production values are better for Island at War, and obviously the technology had improved since the days of Enemy (1977-1980) But they had the advantage of having a tech adviser who was actually on Guernsey during the Occupation, which helped considerably. Of the two series, in my opinion, there's no question about which is the better one- and it's not Island at War.


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English

Release Date:

23 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Castletown, Isle of Man See more »

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GBP9,000,000 (estimated)
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Granada Television See more »
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(6 parts)

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