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Masterpiece Episode: "Island at War: Episode 1"

Season 35, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: “Island at War,” a five-part series that takes events that actually happened in Britain's Channel Islands during World War II and weaves them into a tapestry of resistance. Part 1 begins in 1940. The Nazis occupy France. Eight miles offshore, tensions mount on undefended St. Gregory's Island. Then the Luftwaffe strafes the harbor, killing 12 civilians. Occupying troops soon follow. Their commandant (Philip Glenister) doesn't seem to be a brute, but he hasn't been crossed yet.
Original Air Date: Jan 23, 2005
Guest Cast Sam Heughan: Philip Dorr Sean Gallagher: Sheldon Levesque Julian Wadham: Urban Mahy Saskia Reeves: Cassie Mahy Clare Holman: Felicity Dorr Philip Glenister: Baron Von Rheingarten Conor Mullen: Oberlieutenant Walker Laurence Fox: Airman Tellermann Owen Teale: Wilf Jonas David De Keyser: Mr. Isaaks Louisa Clein: Zelda Landau Joanne Froggatt: Angelique Mahy James Wilby: James Dorr Sean Ward: Colin Jonas Julia Ford: Kathleen Jonas Samantha Robinson: June Mahy

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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