A Family at War
An average British family changes and grows as they live through extraordinary circumstances in Liverpool during the course of World War II.
S01:E01 - The Facts of Life
Edwin Ashton has his hopes dashed by his brother-in-law, while his son worries about providing for his family.
S01:E02 - To Die for Spain
Philip returns to Spain to fight in the civil war, disheartening his family that fears he will not come back alive.
S01:E03 - Lines of Battle
Margaret and John prepare for their wedding knowing that he may be conscripted to fight on the front line any day.
S01:E04 - The Summer Before the War
A sudden evacuation divides the family, while hasty arrangements are made for an unplanned pregnancy.
S01:E05 - The Gate of the Year
John searches for Margaret only hours before he has to leave for the front.
S01:E06 - The Breach in the Dyke
Margaret returns home and John gets separated from the rest of his division while serving in France.
S01:E07 - The War Office Regrets
The fate of John Porter remains a mystery and David spends his time on leave facing up to his actions.
S01:E08 - For Strategic Reasons
Awaiting orders on the island of Guernsey, Philip and a friend become involved with two local sisters.
S01:E09 - The Night They Hit No. 8
The Ashton children go missing during a night of intense bombing while Margaret prepares to give birth.
S01:E10 - One of Ours
David takes part in a bombing raid that goes horribly wrong and Fred confronts Sheila over her relationship with Bob.
S01:E11 - Brothers in War
Philip and David have a falling out while both are vying for the same woman and Robert's mother has a hard time accepting that her son has grown up.
S01:E12 - If It's Got Your Number on It
Freda has a romance with an Australian airman before she runs into an old flame.
S01:E13 - The End of the Beginning
It is immediately apparent that the family dynamic has changed. Later, an old will is discovered.