Fortunes of War

Season 1 Episode 5

April 1941

Aired Unknown Nov 08, 1987 on BBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions