A Family At War - Series 1 [DVD]

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We thought it might be Studland, Dorset, though as the next episode was the Yorkshire coast, we thought it might be there. This was a landmark series and dealt with the emotions and impact of war on ordinary families of ww2 not just the fighting. This method of telling a story on location with a film unit shooting every day for twelve or more days is now the accepted pattern – it offers high quality pictures, flexibility and a wide-ranging style.

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. How do I sum up a TV drama series from the early 1970s about a family in Liverpool who went through the Second World War?Margaret, another sister, also took a holiday there in 1921 to see where all the action had occurred. Despite furious battles with authorities, and while pursuing her hectic career in Family At War, Atkins went on to revolutionise the fostering system. I also was transformed back to the early 70s the music is unforgettable ,i just wish it was possible to know were some of the filming locations were done being from Liverpool i’m very interested my father went through the blitz in Liverpool he was 8 years old when war was declared and told me many stories that mirrored the series.

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. Because it was revived in 2017 on one of those many channels the TV keeps asking to add, we happened to read a review. And both, it is worth reiterating, were products of British commercial television, testimony to its ability to combine high seriousness and immense popularity.A brief scene between brother and sister Robert (David Dixon) and Freda (Barbara Flynn), the youngest Ashton siblings. I believe there was talk of the actor having felt marginalised about his role during the filming and this was the reason why his character suddenly disappeared quite a number of weeks before the end. Each member of the cast delivered brilliant performances in this drama series and it was nice to spot cast members I recognised from other shows. The USA has a different TV system to the UK so you need to check that DVDs are compatible before purchasing from the UK. It was one of those series that kept you close to the screen and always in place as each hour episode was shown.

These took place in a large room where the ground plan of the sets was marked out in adhesive tape, a different colour for each set. It is also interesting as a reminder of the very different social customs that existed at that time. It ran from 14 April, 1970 to 16 February, 1972 and starring Colin Douglas, Shelagh Fraser, Colin Campbell, Keith Drinkel, Barbara Flynn, Coral Atkins, David Dixon, John Nettles, Patrick Troughton, Margery Mason, Brett Usher. Stan Barstow wrote one episode, Lines of Battle (Season 1, Episode 3) about Margaret’s wedding in June 1939.It focused a lot on the family members of the Ashtons who coped with fighting in the war or staying at home whilst the war went on. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. This entry was posted in Drama, Reviews and tagged a family at war (tv series), adrienne corri, barbara flynn, catherine schell, colin campbell, colin douglas, coral atkins, david bradley, david dixon, diana davies, ian thompson, john mckelvey, john nettles, keith drinkel, kenneth cranham, lesley nunnerley, margery mason, patrick troughton, richard easton, shelagh fraser, t.

Coral Atkins, who played Sheila (terrified of her kids being evacuated in the series) was an unhappy evacuee herself in the war.

It was thought wise to make a pilot episode so that the production team and the company executives could judge how successful our efforts in casting had been. The Ashtons have two daughters, Margaret (Mags) a schoolteacher, and Freda who is the chirpy independent one, and three sons. We protested that there were more of them, but as they pointed out, they all understood English almost perfectly.

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