Fortunes of War

Season 1 Episode 6

Autumn 1942

Aired Unknown Nov 15, 1987 on BBC
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Autumn 1942
In an attempt to help Simon recover from the death of his brother, he’s taken under the wing of those at ‘Garden City.’ Guy is enthusiastic about two new teachers he’s employed. Simon becomes a hero. Angela and Harriet go to Luxor when Bill receives an unwanted visitor but an outbreak of cholera creates problems. Lord Pinkrose is determined to give his lecture on Byron, however another unfortunate mix up has fatal consequences. Aiden Pratt struggles to come to terms with a past that continues to haunt him. Harriet contracts dysentery and Simon is involved in a desert disaster. Harriet makes a decision about her future. Some last minute changes to travel arrangements lead to a major misunderstanding.moreless

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    Ciaran Madden

    Ciaran Madden

    Angela Hooper

    Guest Star

    Diana Hardcastle

    Diana Hardcastle

    Edwina LIttle

    Guest Star

    Robert Stephens

    Robert Stephens

    Bill Castlebar

    Guest Star

    Charles Kay

    Charles Kay


    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Pinkrose won't let the war separate him from his Byron lecture.
        Lord Pinkrose: I travelled across Europe to deliver this lecture in Bucharest. Your organisation failed me. I travelled to Athens, still prepared to deliver my lecture, and again your organisation failed me. Now, I'm in Cairo. I will not tolerate another failure.

      • A sobbing Edwina struggles to find moral support.
        Dobson: (Getting up to leave.)Your department I think.(Gesturing towards a weeping Edwina.)
        Harriet:Why is people crying always my department?
        Guy: You're so much better at it than anyone else darling. (Leaving with Dobson.)

      • Harriet lies chronically ill and Guy is his usual observant self.
        Harriet: I suppose I spent so much time talking about death, I was bound to be taken ill.
        Guy: Yes, you do look ill now you come to mention it.
        Harriet: This is a hospital.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Mona Castlebar arrives in Cairo working for ENSA. That was the 'Entertainment National Service Association.' They basically sang, danced etc. for the troops during the war to help maintain morale.