Fortunes of War

Season 1 Episode 3

June 1940

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Aired Unknown Oct 25, 1987 on BBC
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The fascist Iron Guard increase their power and the British fall out of favour with the Romanians. Sasha remains in hiding at the Pringles and becomes friends with Harriet. Sophie’s flirtation finally gets her the knight in shining armour she’s been looking for. Toby Lush arrives looking for a job at the university. Yakimov puts his life at risk for the sake of a good meal and a bottle of wine. When Dobson announces that the British Legation recommends everyone should return home, he receives a mixed reaction. As a result of Yakimov’s impropriety, Guy finds himself a wanted man. Harriet attends Sasha’s father’s trial but has difficulty giving a true account of events. Tension mounts as the fascists take over and the Pringles, with the help of Clarence Lawson, try to smuggle Sasha out to safety. In the midst of chaos, Lord Pinkrose arrives to give his lecture on Byron. As the violence escalates, the ex. pats. plan their escape routes.moreless

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    Ronald Pickup

    Ronald Pickup

    Prince Yakimov

    Guest Star

    James Villiers

    James Villiers

    Professor Inchcape

    Guest Star

    Richard Clifford

    Richard Clifford

    Clarence Lawson

    Guest Star

    Charles Kay

    Charles Kay

    Dobson

    Recurring Role

    Mark Drewry

    Mark Drewry

    Dubedat

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Dobson announces that the German's bombed London. The 'London Blitz' began on September 7th 1940.

      • During his lecture at the University, Guy quotes from W H Auden's poem Epitaph on a Tyrant. He says, And when he cried, the little children died in the street. It was originally written in 1939.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Toby Lush: Guy, you know what Harriet reminds me of? Those lines of Tennyson; "She walks in beauty like the night, Of cloudless climes and starry skies."
        Guy: Byron.

      • Inchcape explains Pinkrose's inability to adapt.
        Inchcape: Perfectly decent chap Pinkrose. He just can't forgive the world outside Cambridge for not being Cambridge.

      • Yakimov adopts the worst disguise possible.
        Train Passenger: An Englishman, going to Cluj on business?
        Yakimov : I'm a journalist.
        Train passenger : An English journalist going to Cluj.(Crosses himself.) They will shoot you.

      • Harriet is not too complementary about the company she keeps.
        Harriet: I think Dubedat looks like the grime left by bath water. And Lush looks like the bath water.

      • Guy and Harriet deliberate their contrasting religious convictions.
        Harriet: You realise, when we die, we'll be in different places…you'll be in limbo.
        Guy: When we die, we shall both be nowhere and I will regret that very much.

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