A Family at War

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  • 1970
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (293)

"A Family at War," a popular epic saga, explores in detail the daily life during World War II as experienced by the Ashtons, a working-class Liverpool family. Made in a nearly continuous two-year production period, each episode begins on a specific date from August 1938 to December 1945, with the drama unfolding over the course of the entire war.

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The End of the Beginning
13. The End of the Beginning
August 4, 1970
It is immediately apparent that the family dynamic has changed. Later, an old will is discovered.
If It's Got Your Number on It
12. If It's Got Your Number on It
July 28, 1970
Freda has a romance with an Australian airman - before she runs into an old flame.
Brothers in War
11. Brothers in War
July 21, 1970
Philip and David have a falling out while both are vying for the same woman, and Robert's mother has a hard time accepting that her son has grown up.
One of Ours
10. One of Ours
July 14, 1970
David takes part in a bombing raid that goes horribly wrong, and Fred confronts Sheila over her relationship with Bob.
The Night They Hit No. 8
9. The Night They Hit No. 8
July 7, 1970
The Ashton children go missing during a night of intense bombing while Margaret prepares to give birth.
For Strategic Reasons
8. For Strategic Reasons
June 30, 1970
Awaiting orders on the island of Guernsey, Philip and a friend become involved with two local sisters.
The War Office Regrets
7. The War Office Regrets
May 26, 1970
The fate of John Porter remains a mystery, and David spends his time on leave facing up to his actions.
The Breach in the Dyke
6. The Breach in the Dyke
May 19, 1970
Margaret returns home, and John gets separated from the rest of his division while serving in France.
The Gate of the Year
5. The Gate of the Year
May 12, 1970
John searches for Margaret with only hours before he has to leave for the front.
The Summer Before the War
4. The Summer Before the War
May 5, 1970
A sudden evacuation divides the family, while hasty arrangements are made for an unplanned pregnancy.
Lines of Battle
3. Lines of Battle
April 28, 1970
Margaret and John prepare for their wedding, knowing that he may be conscripted to fight on the front line any day.
To Die for Spain
2. To Die for Spain
April 21, 1970
Philip returns to Spain to fight in the civil war, disheartening his family that fears he will not come back alive.
The Facts of Life
1. The Facts of Life
April 14, 1970
Edwin Ashton has his hopes dashed by his brother-in-law, while his son worries about providing for his family.
Description

"A Family at War," a popular epic saga, explores in detail the daily life during World War II as experienced by the Ashtons, a working-class Liverpool family. Made in a nearly continuous two-year production period, each episode begins on a specific date from August 1938 to December 1945, with the drama unfolding over the course of the entire war.

A Family at War is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on April 14, 1970.

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  • Premiere Date
    April 14, 1970
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (293)