"The Jerrybag" is an episode of Enemy at the Door starring Alfred Burke, Bernard Horsfall, and Emily Richard. On her father's death, Betty Ridge gets work as a cleaner for the Germans, meeting young soldier Erich, with whom she spends a romantic evening. At a dance, their association scandalises ... See full summary »

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Alfred Burke ... Major Richter
... Dr. Philip Martel
Emily Richard ... Clare Martel
Antonia Pemberton ... Olive Martel
... Peter Porteous
... Betty Ridge
David Beames ... Erich Grunwald
Martin Chamberlain ... Hans
Christopher Reich ... Walther
... Helmut
Martin Matthews ... Shopkeeper
Kate Milan ... Baby
Angela Porter ... 1st Child
Emma Fox ... 2nd Child
Deborah Tullick ... 3rd Child
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On her father's death, Betty Ridge gets work as a cleaner for the Germans, meeting young soldier Erich, with whom she spends a romantic evening. At a dance, their association scandalises locals who taunt her as a "Jerrybag." When Betty falls pregnant, despite Erich's sincere wish to marry her, they are forbidden as such unions are not allowed. Erich is sent to the Russian front before the child is born and his death is reported. Betty feels he abandoned her and wants to give their baby son up for adoption but, after a sympathetic pep talk from Peter, is proud to keep him despite local animosity. Written by don @ minifie-1

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18 March 1978 (UK)  »

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