A Family At War - Series 3 details
|Starring:||Ian Thompson, Trevor Bowen, Patrick Troughton, John McKelvey, Coral Atkins, Trevor Bow, Colin Campbell, Lesley Nunnerley, Colin Douglas, Diana Davies, Barbara Flynn, Barbara Flynn|
|Directors:||Baz Taylor, Les Chatfield, G, Richard Martin|
A Family At War - Series 3 - Disc 1 - Luck Ones Part 1
|12 Disc 1|
A Family At War - Series 3 - Disc 2 - Luck Ones Part 2
|12 Disc 2|
A Family At War - Series 3 - Disc 3 - Flesh and Blood Part 1
|12 Disc 3|
A Family At War - Series 3 - Disc 4 - Flesh and Blood Part 2
|12 Disc 4|
A Family At War - Series 3 - Disc 5 - Thicker than Water Part
|12 Disc 5|
A Family At War - Series 3 - Disc 6 - Thicker than Water Part
|12 Disc 6|
A Family At War - Series 3 - Disc 7 - Coming Home Part 1
|12 Disc 7|
A Family At War - Series 3 - Disc 8 - Coming Home Part 2
|12 Disc 8|
|Run time:||16 hours 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Jul 2005|
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Family drama exposing the harshness of wartime!By Carolyn from Cheshire , 22 Aug 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Of course I remember seeing this incredibly popular and realistic drama on tv many years ago when I was younger. But when you watch it again much later on in your life you seem to absorb a greater understanding of how the war impacted on our mothers and fathers - it was so real, portraying the suffering, the stoicism, the horrors and the destruction. Meanwhile the family tried to maintain a routine of normality against this backdrop. The characters are individual, warm and likeable, and while the drama centres around the domesticity of everyday life it does not let go of the bigger picture so that it is a real slice of social history with scenes showing all aspects of wartime. Rather hard for one who has not lived through it to believe i.e. the evacuation of children from London. With the family being middle-class, the drama was unable to portray some of the real poverty which people did experience during the war. But it managed to attract 23.7 million viewers on transmission of the first episode in April 1970, and was No 1 in the tv ratings. The popularity was such that it sold to 29 contries. It was worthwhile re-watching this series.
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worth watching againBy suejoy (9 reviews) from Stranraer , 02 Mar 2009although the dvds sometimes had problems, overall the series held its interest after all these years
Family at WarBy a customer from Lincoln , 09 Jan 2009We thoroughly enjoyed the whole series. It was very atmospheric, and re-created the war-time period very well. The girls has lovely dresses! What a treat to be able to watch it. Thank you LoveFilm!!
Family at WarBy a customer from Aberyswtwyth , 05 Dec 2008A very ponderous series but this reflects the war, which seemed to go on for ever. The war was not just between nations. There were issues of class, thus the class war. Also problems within the main family and an off shoot of the family. In many ways it was too slow but I just wanted to see the end. The characters were well drawn and acted, and the script was not too bad. It was enjoyable, but would perhaps be enjoyed by those interested in social change.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008We are very much enjoying A Family at War, which we saw in its original run in the seventies. Having lived through that period of history, it brings back memories of wartime Britain. It's interesting to see things like house decoration and fashions and to remember things like rationing. The characters are very true to life and acted admirably. This is very far from a lot of the dumbing-down programmes of today. It's got a political theme as well as a domestic one. We look forward with pleasure to each DVD and will be sorry when we have seen them all.
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Family at War Series 3By a customer from Leics , 15 May 2008Well this series just keeps getting better and better, the disintegrating marriages of David and Sheila, and Margaret and John, Edwin now alone after the death of Jean, and Sefton being Sefton! The magnificent writing of this series makes you care about the characters and makes you want to know what happens next. It bring home how families were torn apart by the war the loss and the sacrifices like in one episode the pitiful breakfast Margaret gives John which turned out to be a whole weeks ration. The quality of the writing shines through, all three series are highly recommended to anyone with an interest in WW2 or for anyone who loves a quality drama serial the like we do no see these days!