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The site carries no advertising, and I rely on donations to help with running costs and to keep the site running for your entertainment and education. It’s unusual in many ways, identifying the German point of view … you’d have to wait for The Book Thief to find similar.

If you cannot play them in the USA you will need to contact the company from whom you purchased for and exchange or refund. com episode guide) written by Philip Purser, where a soldier, Sergeant Hazard, (Maurice Roeves) uses the word ‘wog’ several times in the Western Desert campaign in North Africa. This is so strange because after 1962, the Liverpool accent was writ large in the public consciousness.I was intrigued to find out what would happen to these two since their happy marriage was threatened by the declaration of war. The producer, the series planner and the designer needed all this knowledge in advance to organise their work. As well as documenting a family at war, this book also demonstrates the rich tapestry of social events and concerts in Lerwick during this time of great social change. However, be sure your DVD player supports Region 2 (PAL) discs, as Region 1 (NTSC) machines will not be able to play them.

Each segment of 6, 7 or 13 episodes was shown on a weekly basis and there were intervals in the schedule while the production team drew breath and the ITV network decided how best to place the next series. of British television history: ‘What if A Family at War had continued and become a long-running series like Coronation Street?This year, to mark Remembrance Day and pay homage to those who gave so much for our freedoms, I thought I would share a book review of a recent publication based in Shetland and focused on the First World War period. Critics at the time sometimes complained of ‘women’s magazine atmospherics’ ( Daily Mail, 21 January 1971), or that the show’s appeal replicated that of ‘the women’s magazines my mother used to read’ ( Daily Express, 12 November 1970) or even that its narrative catalysts were nothing more than ‘the puny domestic bombshells that trigger off all soap opera, in fact.

The family struggles to deal with the harsh realities of war as their sons are sent away to fight and their children are evacuated to strange, previously unheard of parts of Britain. The Liverpool setting comes out in a horrific 1940 bombing raid in series one, but strangely only one of the main cast has a Liverpudlian accent, David. Its aesthetic was frugal, quickly-produced studio-bound drama in the main with some location shooting when necessary, but again that seemed to work with the grain of the show rather than against it.The series follows the lives of the various members of a single family, the Ashtons, of approximately lower-middle-class status (although their class position is actually more complex and piebald than this label might suggest), mostly based in their Liverpool home but with narrative excursions to other locations as various family members were drafted into the armed forces, mobilised or evacuated. Yes, much of the domestic intrigue probably passed me by, but other issues hit home strongly – the various brothers away at war while life continued at home, the character of Sefton Briggs (played by John McKelvey), who struck me as being particularly sinister, and the lovely Sheila Ashton (played by Coral Atkins) who struck a young boy in a rather different way.

It was so popular at the time, that it did the unprecedented feat of knocking Coronation Street off the top two spots in the weekly Top Ten. But the biggest cast member that got me excited about was Patrick Troughton as Harry Porter, John Porter’s dad. And in any case, the intrigues and affairs, the stand-up rows and the unspoken tensions are all sufficiently fascinating to make A Family at War a deeply compelling drama. The Stouts were a wealthy, well-connected family which, in itself, offers a fantastic look at some of the ‘Lerwick elite’. The basic setting of the Ashton family home in Liverpool is a large private house, but it is a studio interior and the colour balance reminds me of Granada’s mainstay, Coronation Street.

Their narratives provide a unique and firsthand account of the situation in the immediate post-war period. If you're new to books, and want to learn more about where to start, check the sidebar or wiki tab on the menu! Made in a nearly continuous two-year production period, each episode begins on a specific date from August 1938 to December 1945, with the drama unfolding over the course of the entire war.

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