Fortunes of War

April 1941

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 11/8/87
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  • Episode Description
  • After their unceremonious arrival in Cairo, Guy and Harriet are forced to stay in an old brothel. Guy struggles to find work when it emerges that an old adversary is in charge of the English School. When Guy has to go to Alexandria, Harriet moves into ‘Garden City’ with Dobson. Naïve young officer, Simon Boulderstone, goes in search of his brother Hugo and befriends Harriet. Harriet is also introduced to eccentric Mr. Liversage, flirtatious Edwina and authoritative Mr. Clifford. A brief visit to the Hoopers turns into a chilling encounter. The Germans close in and Simon experiences the harsh realities of war.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Charles Kay

    Dobson

  • Christopher Strauli

    Toby Lush

  • Mark Drewry

    Debedat

  • Ciaran Madden

    Angela Hooper

  • Jack Watling

    Desmond Hooper

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Harriet defends her absence from active service. Peter: Civilians are we? Harriet: I have the body of a weak and feeble woman.

    • Harriet struggles to appreciate the local culture. Harriet: I don’t like the look of it. (Indicating a pyramid entrance.) Mr. Clifford: Afraid to come in young lady? Harriet: Yes…I’m claustrophobic. I don’t like bats. I don’t like tombs. Mr. Liversage: It doesn’t leave much room for enjoyment.

    • Neither Guy nor Harriet is content. Dobson: Is Guy enjoying Alexandria? Harriet: No, he hates it. He says it’s like Birmingham. Dobson: Has he ever been to Birmingham? Harriet: No Dobson: How are your homely Egyptian digs? Harriet: Like Birmingham

    Notes (1)

    • This is the last performance by actor Esmond Knight who played Liversage. After he completed filming in Egypt, he returned to his flat in Chelsea. Unfortunately he died the next day. However, it is also reported that he died whilst filming in Egypt.

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