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

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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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