Island at War

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A harrowing, sprawling mini-series produced by Masterpiece Theatre, "Island at War" chronicles three families - the upper-class Dorrs, the middle-class Mays and the working-class Jonases - as they endure five years under Nazi rule on St. Gregory island, a fictionalized location representing the Channel Islands.

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Episodes (6)

  1. 1. Episode 1
    July 11, 2004
    1h 3min
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    With a German invasion inevitable, islanders rush to secure spots on the few boats leaving for England. For three families - politician James Dorr (James Wilby) and his wife Felicity (Clare Holman), policeman Wilf Jonas (Owen Teale) and his wife Kathleen (Julia Ford) and shopkeeper Cassie Mahy (Saskia Reeves) and her husband Urban (Julian Wadham) - time runs out to evacuate.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    July 18, 2004
    1h 3min
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    Cassie refuses to sell to the German soldiers until sadistic Lieutenant Walker pays her a visit. Angelique and June Mahy reopen the photo shop abandoned by their father's friend, Mr. Isaaks. After the German commander Baron von Rheingarten takes over half of the Dorr's manor house for his headquarters, the Dorr's soldier son Philip returns to the island on a spy mission.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    July 25, 2004
    1h 3min
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    Now stuck on the island, Philip and Eugene hide out in Wilf and Kathleen's barn, which is repeatedly searched by the Germans. The Baron shadows Felicity with a hint of malice, and young German pilot Bernhardt tries to court Angelique.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    August 1, 2004
    1h 8min
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    Horrified that his scheme to save Eugene failed, James askes the Baron to take his life instead. Kathleen is forced to undergo a brutal examination at the VD clinic because the Germans suspect she knows more than she is willing to tell them. June sings for the Germans at a party, and Wilf accuses her of fraternizing with the enemy.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    August 8, 2004
    1h 7min
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    Walker is put in charge of removing Jews from the island. The British have shot down a number of German planes, and Angelique fears that Bernhardt is dead. Sheldon secures a contraband pig that's cause for celebration at the farm, but the party ends in a confrontation about Wilf's role as the baron's chauffeur. Cassie gets an abundant supply of black market food but pays a personal price.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    August 15, 2004
    1h 8min
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    June continues to sing for the Germans at the 50/50 Club, causing a local man to accuse her of sleeping with the enemy. Philip is desperate to escape to England with the information he has gathered on the island. James and Wilf help him hatch a plan. Sheldon suggests that Zelda also seize this chance to escape.

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Supporting actors
Clare HolmanJames WilbySean GallagherJoanne Froggatt
Producers
Sita Williams
Season year
2004
Network
FilmRise
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