December 1939. Everyone adjusts to new roles during the 'Phony War', but Margaret's problems with her mother-in-law come to a head when John has unexpected leave.
Did You Know?
The title comes from an obscure 1908 poem by British academic and poet Minnie Louise Haskins (1875-1957). Suggested by the Queen, George VI incorporated the opening lines into his Christmas Broadcast in 1939 as shown in the episode. Even Haskins was unaware that he would use it. The poem became so associated with the King that the lines were inscribed at the entrance to his tomb. See more
Opening credits prologue: Liverpool December 1939 See more
References The Prisoner of Zenda