Based on the German invasion and occupation of the England’s Channel Islands during the second World War, the BBC production Island at War depicts life in Guernsey, one of the two larger islands, during this remarkable moment in history. Telecast Stateside on the PBS series Masterpiece Theatre, Island at War features James Wilby (Gosford Park) as James Dorr, deputy governor of the fictitious island of St. Gregory. Realizing occupation is inevitable, Dorr and his wife, Felicity (Clare Holman), help many islanders flee while the rest eventually come under the rule of a hostile Nazi regime. Philip Glenister (Calendar Girls) portrays the occupation commander, Baron von Rheingarten -- a suave, meticulous man prepared to use extreme methods against any sign of resistance. Also of note on this three-disc set is a featurette on the history of the Channel Islands invasion.