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A Family At War - Series 3 [DVD]

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  • Actors: Colin Douglas, Shelagh Fraser, Tony Anholt, Richard Beckinsale, Coral Atkins
  • Producers: James Brabazon, Michael Cox, Richard Doubleday
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Acorn
  • DVD Release Date: 11 July 2005
  • Run Time: 985 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009M9FC8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,189 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Complete third series of the ITV wartime television drama, set amongst the Ashton family on the Home Front as they struggle to survive the Second World War. In this series, as the Ashtons worry about their sons overseas, Edwin (Colin Douglas) is still trying to wrest control of the family printing business. Episodes are: 'The Lucky Ones', 'For the Duration', 'Happy Returns', 'The Things You Never Told Me', 'You Can Choose Your Friends', 'Flesh and Blood', 'Spread a Little Happiness', 'Take It On Trust', 'This Year, Next Year', 'The Fundamental Things Apply', 'Thicker Than Water', 'Breaking Point', 'The Lost Ones', 'The Sensible Thing', 'Under New Management', 'Coming Home', 'A Faint Refrain', 'Two Fathers', 'The Old Order Changeth' and 'Yielding Place to New'.

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By "junebryn" on 21 Feb. 2006
Format: DVD
We are very much enjoying A Family at War, which we saw in its original run in the seventies. Having lived through that period of history, it brings back memories of wartime Britain. It's interesting to see things like house decoration and fashions and to remember things like rationing. The characters are very true to life and acted admirably. This is very far from a lot of the dumbing-down programmes of today. It's got a political theme as well as a domestic one. We look forward with pleasure to each DVD and will be sorry when we have seen them all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bobby Klump on 15 Dec. 2012
Format: DVD
This is a review for the THIRD series of a family at war.

I have only seen this third series

a family at war is a wonderful drama with substance. All the characters have challenges and show emotions.

Like the title suggests, this series concentrates on a one particular family in Liverpool called the Ashtons.

The drama shows how father and sons and daughters and uncles and aunties with their spouses all interact and overcome dilemmas during 1943
a family at war is a solid well made drama.

I will try and get hold of series one and series two
THIRD series of a family at war is worth renting and worth buying
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Wilson on 19 Mar. 2011
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What a disappointment. Afer seeing series 1 and 2 and having been totally enthralled by them, we looked forward with relish to the third series.
This series might just as well have been called 'A Family'. There was so little war involved. Series 1 and 2 provided plenty of news of defeat, tragedy and despair. Series 3 is a pure '60/'70's moral propaganda piece. This we put up with while waiting for factual action of the victories and the turning of the tide. But we waited in vain. It was almost as if the writers were ashamed of our victory.
The characters in FAW had been transformed from the credible series 1 & 2 to match a '70s mindset rather than postwar '40s.
Emotionally: Just do what you feel. Everyone flew off the handle at the slightest provocation. Marriage contracts were just a piece of paper. No commitment. Selfishness was the rule of the day.
Politically: the doctor was pro-NHS. Socialism was the perceived intelligent, correct and proper choice and the conservative candidate was a buffoon.
Morally: Did we win the war? Obviously not, the Germans were portrayed as much nicer people than us. Magnanimity in victory metamorphosed into guilt for defending against a tyrant.
Both my father and my mother served in the forces during WWII and I grew up in East London in its aftermath, so I am not totally ignorant as to how the situation was. My mother lost both her parents to illness during the war and a cousin was killed in action. My uncle had to down his Lancaster over enemy territory and spent the last months of the war in a POW camp. They all talked very little of their own exploits but could talk endelssly of the Blitz and the doodlebugs. Postwar was a time of hard work, optimism and joy. People worked together for each other not for a political agenda.
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