Equipment failures leave the mine two days behind production. As a result, the men and boys work together to shovel coal. In other events, an air raid interrupts a variety concert to raise money for the troops; and the adults enjoy a night a the pub.
Arguments over meat shortages erupt; and the kids stage a protest when some suggest that the rabbits should be slaughtered. In other events, the men have football practice; the women put on their Sunday best; and new evacuees arrive.
Three families experience life in a 1944 Welsh coal-mining town. First up: the men head to the mines while the women take positions at a munitions factory. At school, meanwhile, the children face dosages of cod liver oil and malt extract.
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Premiered: October 13, 2008
Premise: Three families experience life in a Welsh mining town circa 1944.