Tenko (1981–1984)
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Marion is questioned about British organization in Singapore prior to the fall of the city. The new sickbay is completed. Blanche and Dorothy become friendly with the guards in exchange for cigarettes and tea.

Director:

David Askey

Writers:

Anne Valery, Lavinia Warner (creator)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Bell ... Marion Jefferson
Renée Asherson ... Sylvia Ashburton
Stephanie Beacham ... Rose Millar
Patricia Lawrence Patricia Lawrence ... Sister Ulrica
Stephanie Cole ... Dr. Beatrice Mason
Louise Jameson ... Blanche Simmons
Jeananne Crowley Jeananne Crowley ... Nellie Keene
Claire Oberman Claire Oberman ... Kate Norris
Emily Bolton ... Christina Campbell
Veronica Roberts Veronica Roberts ... Dorothy Bennett
Ann Queensberry ... Judith Bowen
Karin Foley Karin Foley ... Debbie Bowen
Elizabeth Chambers Elizabeth Chambers ... Mrs. Van Meyer
Joanna Hole Joanna Hole ... Sally Markham
Burt Kwouk ... Capt. Yamauchi
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Storyline

Marion is released after being questioned about the British troop strength in Singapore. Yamauchi goes off to headquarters, leaving Sato in charge. Christina recovers from malaria but a Dutch woman dies and Judith is weakening so that, when they hear that Red Cross parcels have arrived, Dorothy, Rose and Blanche, fearing that Sato will keep it for himself, steal some quinine. They are caught by guards who try to rape them. Whilst Rose and Blanche protest to Yamauchi on his return, Dorothy claims they were all willing and Blanche and Rose are to be punished as liars but Sylvia overhears Dorothy tell a guard that she lied and informs Yamauchi, who releases Rose and Blanche and gives Dorothy extra work duties. The incident splits opinion among the British women. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

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This episode takes place in April 1942. See more »

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Referenced in Tenko: Episode #3.5 (1984) See more »

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Release Date:

26 November 1981 (Australia) See more »

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