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A Family At War

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A classic wartime drama series from Granada TV, following the Ashton family in Liverpool as they faced up to the trials, struggles, hardships and tragedy of life during World War Two.


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Do You Remember A Family At War?

Do You Remember A Family At War?

  • Anonymous user
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    After forty years I find A Family at War brilliant. And the actors are professional! One of the characters, John Porter´s mother, Celia, come to life as a really tragic person. Longing for love but not capable of doig the right thing for her self or for her husband or son. Goran Dath, Koroni, Greece
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved this series .We watched it when it was broadcast in Canadathirty-odd years ago. Iam trying to get advd copy. Eliza beth in Toronto
  • Action Man
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    The theme is the First Movement (Allegro) from his 6th Symphony (I'm not being a smarty-pants, I looked on Wikipedia) This was, I remember, broadcast on weekday afternoons and as my mum used to watch it I would usually see a bit of it when I got home from school. The closing theme and shot of the sandcastle on the beach with the tide coming in was very evocotive.
  • Anonymous user
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    can anybody tell me the name of the vaughan williams music used in a family at war
  • Anonymous user
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    I love A Family at War. I am too young to remember it very well when it was televised, my mom used to put it on every week and was spellbound. I found myself following the story and now I love it. To me it depicts the old family 'values' when families looked after each other. You don't see much of that these days!
  • Anonymous user
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    We have bought Series 1 and 2 on DVD and are enjoying it all over agian. It has dated in terms of technical production but is just as gripping as I first remember. There is something special about this series, especially if you grew up in the UK in wartime or just post-war as I did.
  • Anonymous user
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    First, a Family at War introduced me to the beautiful music of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Living in the USA, this compelling wartime drama held my attention every week...the most tragic figure was the Mother, who could not live with the lose of her youngest son, and to watch her slowly deteriorate was heartwrenching. It was a series I will never forget and I hope they will release it here in the states someday.