Enemy at the Door

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  • 1978
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.9  (350)

Enemy at the Door was a spy thriller television series created by James Andrew Hall that ran from 1978 to 1980. The show featured a much applauded script by Wilfred Josephs and starred Alfred Burke, Simon Cadell, Bernard Horsfall, Richard Heffer, Simon Lack, John Malcolm and Emily Richard. The plot revolved around a small group of resistance fighters during the German occupation of the Channel Islands in WWII. The two man characters are Phillip, a doctor who attempts to keep the peace and a scholarly German officer named Richter who is far too easy on those under his command for his SS officer's tastes.

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Escape
13. Escape
March 29, 1980
Peter Porteous decides he must return to England to aid the war effort. Meanwhile, a series of thefts at a nearby farm leads to a confrontation between the farmer and a German intruder. Porteous devises a way to help both himself and the accused farmer.
The Education of Nils Borg
12. The Education of Nils Borg
March 22, 1980
A Swedish journalist arrives to report on the "model occupation" of the Channel Islands--and what the rest of Europe can expect under Nazi rule. The Germans strive to convey just the right image, but the islanders have a different picture to paint.
From a View to a Death
11. From a View to a Death
March 15, 1980
A Russian prisoner of war attacks a camp guard and flees into the countryside. The escape affects all who come into contact with the man, and prompts a race between Reinicke and Richter's police chief to find him.
The Right Blood
10. The Right Blood
March 8, 1980
The arrival of a senior SS officer on the island causes the opportunistic Reinicke to speculate about the reasons for his visit. But the officer's mission is of a personal nature, prompting Richter to come to the defense of an islander's rights.
War Game
9. War Game
March 1, 1980
A chess tournament seems like a good way to restore some normalcy. However, once the occupiers decide to participate, the tournament becomes a matter of national pride. SS man Reinicke is prepared to go to any lengths to make sure Germany wins.
Jealousy
8. Jealousy
February 23, 1980
After a townsperson's petty act, the Germans grow suspicious of the owners of a local tearoom and a young German soldier who frequents it. Coming after a deportation decree for all non-island-born residents, the action has consequences far beyond what was intended.
The Raid
7. The Raid
February 16, 1980
A small team of British commandos launches a raid on a nearby island. Once ashore, they learn that their operation has coincided with the arrival of a high-ranking delegation of German officers--and an opportunity to impact the outcome of the war.
Post Mortem
6. Post Mortem
February 9, 1980
Local landowner Peter Porteous returns to Guernsey after serving a prison term in France. In his eagerness to settle an old score, he again puts himself in the hands of the Germans, placing Dr. Martel in a moral dilemma.
Committee Man
5. Committee Man
February 2, 1980
The German authorities and the islanders' representatives have a problem--one that only Dr. Martel can solve, but he refuses to cooperate. However, an act of sabotage provides both sides with a way to get Martel to play along.
No Quarter Given
4. No Quarter Given
January 26, 1980
German efforts to confiscate all privately owned radio sets raise tensions on the island. Foster-Smythe is determined to resist, declaring that any cooperation with the Germans amounts to collaboration. Soon, he has even more reason to resent the invaders.
Angels That Soar Above
3. Angels That Soar Above
January 19, 1980
Dr. Martel returns to the island after six months in a French prison. Richter hopes the doctor can ease relations between the soldiers and the islanders, but Martel has relations of a different sort to worry about.
Reception for the General
2. Reception for the General
January 12, 1980
To Richter's dismay, the new commander in chief insists on being received socially by the leading families of the island. Richter turns to a conflicted Olive Martel for help. Meanwhile, the activities of Captain Foster-Smythe threaten disaster for all.
Call of the Dead
1. Call of the Dead
January 5, 1980
A new commander in chief is appointed to the Channel Islands, and trouble begins when Dr. Martel's daughter, Clare, is arrested for trespassing in a prohibited zone. However, that's the least of Clare's problems.
Description

Enemy at the Door was a spy thriller television series created by James Andrew Hall that ran from 1978 to 1980. The show featured a much applauded script by Wilfred Josephs and starred Alfred Burke, Simon Cadell, Bernard Horsfall, Richard Heffer, Simon Lack, John Malcolm and Emily Richard.

The plot revolved around a small group of resistance fighters during the German occupation of the Channel Islands in WWII. The two man characters are Phillip, a doctor who attempts to keep the peace and a scholarly German officer named Richter who is far too easy on those under his command for his SS officer's tastes.

Enemy at the Door is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on January 21, 1978.

Where to Watch Enemy at the Door

Enemy at the Door is available for streaming on the Acorn Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Enemy at the Door on demand at Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    January 21, 1978
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (350)