Island at War

Island at War

Director: Peter Lydon, Thaddeus O'Sullivan Cast: James Wilby, Clare Holman
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Island at War

Spanning over six and a half hours, this U.K. television movie chronicles the harrowing experiences of the citizens of the Channel Islands during World War II. Produced for Masterpiece Theatre, Island at War is a fictionalized account of the five years spent under Nazi rule by the British inhabitants of St. Gregory island, a stand-in for the real islands that were subjected to the occupation. Directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan and Peter Lydon, the film stars James Wilby and Clare Holman.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/15/2005
UPC: 0054961752492
Original Release: 2004
Rating: NR
Source: Acorn Media
Time: 6:38:00

Special Features

Historical background; Cast reflections; Behind-the-scenes photos; Cast filmographies

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Volume One
1. Fishing Troops [6:40]
2. Pulling Out [9:02]
3. Your Island [8:20]
4. The Children [9:19]
5. Looting [12:37]
6. The Germans [17:18]
1. Funeral [11:07]
2. Beautiful Island [6:37]
3. Spies [6:01]
4. To Eat! To Sell! [10:53]
5. At Odds [18:30]
6. Escape [10:28]
Side #2 -- Volume Two
1. Search Party [8:15]
2. The Other Side [14:20]
3. Selling Potatoes [8:58]
4. Fraternizing [8:04]
5. Making a Profit [7:54]
6. Grandma Talks [16:04]
1. You're a Spy [8:39]
2. French Women [8:08]
3. Mom Taken [10:19]
4. His Story [17:35]
5. The Party [5:48]
6. A Late Visitor [17:28]
Side #3 -- Volume Three
1. Persistent [14:14]
2. The Protest [8:44]
3. Pig Scheme [9:37]
4. Worried [7:43]
5. The Jews [8:45]
6. Secret Is Safe [18:39]
1. Just Singing [11:51]
2. Hiding Place [10:02]
3. Information [12:17]
4. Plan Goes Wrong [8:35]
5. It's Too Late! [9:16]
6. The Truth [16:31]

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Island at War 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I came across this program on PBS and ordered the DVD after the second episode. This is a six-part mini-series that doesn't have a real conclusion. What was supposed to be the first of 2 or three series has turned out to be the only one. But it's still worth it because if you love WWII-themed movies you'll like this one. The sets and production values are top-notch and the there's a terrific "love"-triangle between the German Kommandant and an upper-class Island couple whose stately home has been requisitioned after the wife bates the Kommandant. 4 stars because there's too much good stuff left to the imagination. Please do a second series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched this show when it was on PBS this year. It is an interesting story of how people survive in less than ideal circumstances when their independence and freedom are no longer present. The population of the Island were bold in their actions, but the video also portrays their sacrifices and their ability to still work for the best in their situations.
Reader_Jan More than 1 year ago
My 17 year old daughter and I came upon this and were immediately absorbed. We were so surprised when it abruptly stopped and we were left hanging. I searched in vain for more episodes or a second season but found none. We were very impressed by the quality of the writing, the complexity of the characters, the credibility of the story lines, the quality of the actors, and the quality of the production. Rarely have I felt so immersed in a series. Please do another season!!! I'd purchase it in a heartbeat! A while ago I read a book on this same topic called "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" and enjoyed it very much, but I enjoyed this far more.