A Family at War (1970–1972)
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We Could Be a Lot Worse Off 

January 1942. Two security officers visit Edwin to gain information about John Porter. Some weeks ago they traced a transmitter in Belgium. When asking for name, rank and number of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Martin

Writers:

John Finch (by), John Finch (series devised by)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Douglas Colin Douglas ... Edwin Ashton
Shelagh Fraser ... Jean Ashton
Colin Campbell ... David Ashton
Coral Atkins Coral Atkins ... Sheila Ashton
Lesley Nunnerley Lesley Nunnerley ... Margaret Porter
Barbara Flynn ... Freda Ashton
David Dixon David Dixon ... Robert Ashton
Mark Jones Mark Jones ... Michael Armstrong
John Alkin John Alkin ... Frank
Alan Bennion Alan Bennion ... Brent
Peter Hawkins ... Dimmock
Robin Langford Robin Langford ... Peter Maitland
Gerard Hely Gerard Hely ... Russell
Richard Hampton Richard Hampton ... First Sparks
Ron Pember Ron Pember ... Hopkins
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Storyline

January 1942. Two security officers visit Edwin to gain information about John Porter. Some weeks ago they traced a transmitter in Belgium. When asking for name, rank and number of the person calling, the answer was John Porter followed by some personal details. It could be a trick by the Germans, but it could also be John, locked up by a resistant group, who uses his technical skills for their own purpose. At the same time Robert is crossing the Atlantic Ocean with his ship, who is escorting a tanker with aviation fuel from New York to England. German submarines discover the squadron and blow up several of the ships, including Robert's. After a long time in the cold water and in a lifeboat, Robert dies. His body is thrown into the sea. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1971 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Color
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