Wartime Britian

Wartime Britian

Director: Christopher Morahan, Gavin Millar, Peter Lydon Cast: Peggy Ashcroft

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Overview

Wartime Britian

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/2010
UPC: 0054961836291
Rating: NR
Source: Acorn Media
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 9:57:00

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

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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