Login or register  
TV

Island at War

Island at War


A riveting view of the German invasion and occupation of the Channel Islands, the only part of the British Isles that fell into Nazi hands, and how life was irrevocably changed overnight forms the backdrop of the gripping drama Island at War.

Realizing occupation was inevitable, some islanders and many local children evacuated just prior to the invasion. They vacated their homes, businesses and schools and headed for the harbor with all the possessions they could carry. With few boats available to take them to relative safety, the children and Jewish inhabitants were prioritized; ultimately about 1/3rd the population, or 30,000, set sail for the unknown.

Those who stayed were to encounter a hostile Nazi command, intent on imposing their way of life on the island. The private use of cars, for instance, was banned and the best vehicles quickly requisitioned by the Germans. The islanders were limited to bicycles and walking. Villages and towns were given German names, clocks were set to Central European Time and all gatherings could only assemble by permission of the German High Command.

James Wilby (Bertie & Elizabeth, Gosford Park) stars as James Dorr, Deputy Governor of the fictitious St. Gregory, which stands in for the islands of Jersey and Guernsey. Clare Holman (Prime Suspect 6) is Dorr's wife Felicity, on the verge of leaving James before the war but now resolved to stand by him. Philip Glenister (Calendar Girls) plays the German commander Baron von Rheingarten -- courtly, urbane, and ready to use extreme methods against any sign of resistance. (Source: PBS)
  • Currently 0/10
No votes yet


Episode Info

Final: 1x06 -- Unusual Successes



Cast
Clare Holman
As Felicity Dorr
James Wilby
As James Dorr
Joanne Frogatt
As Angelique Mahy
Julian Wadham
As Urban Mahy
Philip Glenister
As von Rheingarten
Sam Heughan
As Philip Dorr
Samantha Robinson
As June Mahy
Saskia Reeves
As Cassie Mahy
Reviews

No reviews yet, write the first review
Latest news


There are no news items yet
Crew
Seasons

Warning: Island at War guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Drama | Military/War
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Premiere: July 11, 2004
Ended: August 15, 2004
There currently is no editor for this guide..
Click here to apply if you want to be the editor

BBC Two Explores The Modern Family In A New Observational Documentary Series, 'The Kitchen'

BBC Two will explore the life of the..

W Network Announce New Season of Property Brothers

This fall, W Network has teamed up with Mazda Canada Inc. to introduce a new brand..

EastEnders 30th Anniversary Is Going Live in 2015

EastEnders will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in February 2015. To mark the..