What would any of us do if we had to live side-by-side with the enemy? Hitler's army invaded the Channel Islands in June 1940 and held its residents hostage for five years; it was the only part of Britain to be occupied by the Nazis. Seen on Masterpiece Theatre, this haunting British drama blends heart-pounding suspense with unexpected romance. The scene--the island of St. Gregory--is fictional; the story is based on the real experiences of Channel Islanders. James Wilby (Gosford Park) and Clare Holman (Prime Suspect 6) star. CC; approx. 398 min. on 3 DVDs. For mature audiences.
- "Historical Background," a thirteen screen history lesson covering both the fall of France and the occupation of the Channel Islands.
- Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
- Cast Reflections Essay
- Cast Filmographies
Packaging: Boxed Set
Run Time: 398 minutes
Number of discs: 3
Color or B&W: N/A
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
"Filled with indelible performances, Island at War provides a fascinating look at a heretofore unexplored facet of WWII...this miniseries is highly recommended."--tvdvdreviews.com
Royal Television Society Winner for Best Visual Effects--Digital Effects (2004)