With the war approaching their doorstep the family have to go their separate ways, their old way of life gone forever.


Keith Farthing


Felicity Douglas, Alfred Shaughnessy (series devised by)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Watling ... Arthur Bourne
Joyce Carey ... Alice Bourne
Lillias Walker ... Rosemary Cartland
Sally Osborne Sally Osborne ... Elizabeth Bourne
Susan Valentine ... Victoria Bourne (as Susan Skipper)
Kate Coleridge Kate Coleridge ... Phyllis Poole
Gary Raymond ... Jack Poole
Carol Royle ... Laura Cartland
John Oxley John Oxley ... Peter Cartland
Steven Pacey Steven Pacey ... Klaus von Heynig
Ruth Holden ... Mrs. Gates
Peter Hill Peter Hill ... Gates
Terence Longdon ... Bill Oldershaw
Robert Grange Robert Grange ... Alec Forbes
Jean Taylor Smith Jean Taylor Smith ... Nanny


September and October 1938. In the series' final episode, war appears imminent unless Hitler's demands for Czechoslovakia are met. Arthur receives word from Victoria. Lady Alice speculates that marriage may be in the future for Rosemary and Bill Oldershaw. Bill and Arthur enjoy an evening drinking, and later Bill tells Rosemary about Arthur's intention to marry Angela Scott. Klaus and Victoria return to Larkfield Manor, where Klaus admits that he now supports Victoria's plans. Lady Alice has faith in Neville Chamberlain, and "peace for our time" appears a possibility with the signing of the Munich Agreement. Victoria confides in Rosemary that she has made a devastating discovery. Rosemary encourages Victoria to confront Klaus. Just as Laura has a change of heart about children, Liz informs her about Peter's grave condition. As the Bourne family and servants celebrate peace, Arthur wonders how long it will last. Written by Skip Eastport

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24 September 1978 (UK) See more »

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