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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 Saskia Reeves: Cassie Mahy Philip Glenister: Baron Von Rheingarten Sean Ward: Colin Jonas Laurence Fox: Airman Tellermann Louisa Clein: Zelda Landau Clare Holman: Felicity Dorr Sam Heughan: Philip Dorr Julia Ford: Kathleen Jonas Julian Wadham: Urban Mahy Owen Teale: Wilf Jonas James Wilby: James Dorr David De Keyser: Mr. Isaaks Samantha Robinson: June Mahy Joanne Froggatt: Angelique Mahy Sean Gallagher: Sheldon Levesque Conor Mullen: Oberlieutenant Walker

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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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