Wartime Britian

Overview

Wartime Britain includes a trilogy of tales set in World War II-era England. Adapted from the story by Elizabeth Bowen and set at the height of the war, Harold Pinter's The Heat of the Day, finds a woman torn between a lover Michael York who may be a spy and a stranger Michael Gambon who claims that he can wipe the potential traitor's record clean. Inspired by one woman's actual wartime diary, Housewife, 49 tells the tale of an unsociable woman who volunteers on the home front, and experiences an unexpected ...
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Overview

Wartime Britain includes a trilogy of tales set in World War II-era England. Adapted from the story by Elizabeth Bowen and set at the height of the war, Harold Pinter's The Heat of the Day, finds a woman torn between a lover Michael York who may be a spy and a stranger Michael Gambon who claims that he can wipe the potential traitor's record clean. Inspired by one woman's actual wartime diary, Housewife, 49 tells the tale of an unsociable woman who volunteers on the home front, and experiences an unexpected reawakening. The final story, Island at War, centers on the German occupation of Channel Island, and the efforts of its British inhabitants to maintain their dignity without selling their souls to the Third Reich.
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Special Features

Harold Pinter biography; Text interview with Victoria Wood; Cast reflections and filmographies; Behind-the-scenes photo gallery; Historical background information
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/2010
  • UPC: 054961836291
  • Rating:

  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 9:57:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 37,179

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wartime Britain: Three Complete Dramas / The Heat of the Day
1. Frank's Visit [8:29]
2. An Estate Tradition [8:56]
3. Arrangements [11:58]
4. Meeting Muttikins [11:27]
5. Feels Like Home [8:03]
6. Further Inquiries [6:40]
7. Shock at Euston [5:03]
8. A Wild Idea [8:20]
9. An Offer [13:58]
10. "He's Here" [11:06]
Disc #2 -- Wartime Britain: Three Complete Dramas / Housewife, 49
1. I Am... [5:09]
2. Family & Friends [10:49]
3. The Women's Voluntary Service [4:36]
4. Moving Forward [7:32]
5. Cliff's Return [6:12]
6. Air Raids [5:29]
7. Horcut Lane [5:50]
8. Christmas [7:59]
9. A Proper Life [6:55]
10. Placing Blame [6:33]
11. Back With Mrs. Waite [5:12]
12. A Different War [7:25]
13. Victory [6:03]
14. Not Forgotten [6:58]
Disc #3 -- Wartime Britain: Three Complete Dramas / Island at War - Disc 1
1. Episode One: Fishing Troops [6:40]
2. Episode One: Pulling out [9:02]
3. Episode One: Your Island [8:20]
4. Episode One: The Children [9:19]
5. Episode One: Looting [12:37]
6. Episode One: The Germans [17:18]
1. Episode Two: Funeral [11:07]
2. Episode Two: Beautiful Island [6:37]
3. Episode Two: Spies [6:01]
4. Episode Two: To Eat! To Sell! [10:53]
5. Episode Two: At Odds [18:30]
6. Episode Two: Escape [10:28]
Disc #4 -- Wartime Britain: Three Complete Dramas / Island at War - Disc 2
1. Episode Three: Search Party [8:15]
2. Episode Three: The Other Side [14:20]
3. Episode Three: Selling Potatoes [8:58]
4. Episode Three: Fraternizing [8:04]
5. Episode Three: Making a Profit [7:54]
6. Episode Three: Grandma Talks [16:04]
1. Episode Four: You're a Spy [8:39]
2. Episode Four: French Women [8:08]
3. Episode Four: Mon Taken [10:19]
4. Episode Four: His Story [17:35]
5. Episode Four: The Party [5:48]
6. Episode Four: A Late Visitor [17:28]
Disc #5 -- Wartime Britain: Three Complete Dramas / Island at War - Disc 3
1. Episode Five: Persistant [14:14]
2. Episode Five: The Protest [8:44]
3. Episode Five: Pig Scheme [9:37]
4. Episode Five: Worried [7:43]
5. Episode Five: The Jaws [8:45]
6. Episode Five: Secret Ia Safe [18:39]
1. Episode Six: Just Singing [11:51]
2. Episode Six: Hiding Place [10:02]
3. Episode Six: Information [12:17]
4. Episode Six: Plan Goes Wrong [8:35]
6. Episode Six: The Truth [16:31]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Wartime Britain: Three Complete Dramas / The Heat of the Day
   Play Feature
   Scene Index
   Cast Filmographies
      Michael Gambon
      Patricia Hodge
      Michael York
   SDH Subtitles: On
   SDH Subtitles: Off
   Harold Pinter Biography
Disc #2 -- Wartime Britain: Three Complete Dramas / Housewife, 49
   Play Feature
   Scene Selection
   Cast Filmographies
      Victoria Wood
      David Threlfall
      Christopher Harper
      Stephanie Cole
      Marcia Warren
   Victoria Wood Interview
Disc #3 -- Wartime Britain: Three Complete Dramas / Island at War - Disc 1
   Episode Selection
      Episode One
      Episode Two
   Scene Index
   Special Features
      Historical Beckground
      Cast Reflections
         James Wilby
         Clare Holman
         Owen Teale
         Julia Ford
         Saskia Reeves
         Joanne Froggatt
         Samantha Robinson
         Louisa Clein
      Behind-the-scenes Photo Gallery
         Play
      Cast Filmographies
         James Wilby
         Clare Holman
         Philip Glenister
         Owen Teale
         Julia Ford
         Saskia Reeves
         Joanne Froggatt
         Conor Mullen
         Sean Gallagher
         Laurence Fox
Disc #4 -- Wartime Britain: Three Complete Dramas / Island at War - Disc 2
   Episode Selection
      Episode Three
      Episode Four
   Scene Index
Disc #5 -- Wartime Britain: Three Complete Dramas / Island at War - Disc 3
   Episode Selection
      Episode Five
      Episode Six
   Scene Index
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