30th June, 1940. The fall of France has left the British with a decision not to defend the Channel Islands and results in its occupation by the German forces. Peter Porteous, a wealthy landowner, plans to leave the island and join the allied forces before the new administration's orders become effective. Porteous' attempted escape leaves one man dead, himself wounded and the suspicious eyes of the new regime watching closely.
Original TX date: 28/1/78
While the investigation surrounding Porteous' mishap continues, a local librarian resists censure of her books by the Germans, and a minor fracas leads to an embarrassing fall by an officer who insists she be tried in court for her disrespect. Her principles and refusal of a public apology earn a sentence far more intimidating than the scope of her actions.
After the Ball
Original TX date: 4/2/78
John Weston's beautiful car is commandeered by Hauptmann Reineke. A propaganda inspired dance goes awry when the chief component of the German's game cries rape after a brief indulgence with an Austrian soldier, Anton Schen. Having been a virgin and thoroughly distraught over the encounter, Marie Weston is unaware that her indiscretion will lead to an innocent man's court-martial and, ultimately, his execution.
Steel Hand from the Sea
Original TX date: 11/2/78
Traumatized by his hideous burns, Willie Kessler, a young Luftwaffe pilot, has a chance encounter with Clare Martel whom he warns against professing the outright antagonism she feels towards the Germans. Regardless of this, Clare and Willie form a friendship that continues to grow. Clive Martel's secret reconnaissance of the island, leads to a unexpected reunion on the beach with Clare which is suddenly interrupted by the approach of Kessler. Fearing for her brother's life, Clare viciously attacks Willie, and leaves Clive speechless as she watches the body drift away in the ocean.
Alfred Burke ... Maj. Richter (12 episodes, 1978)
Bernard Horsfall ... Dr. Philip Martel (12 episodes, 1978)
Emily Richard ... Clare Martel (12 episodes, 1978)
Simon Cadell ... Hauptsturmfuhrer Reinicke (9 episodes, 1978)
Richard Heffer ... Peter Porteous (9 episodes, 1978)
Simon Lack ... Maj. Freidel (8 episodes, 1978)
John Malcolm ... Oberleutnant Kluge (8 episodes, 1978)
Antonia Pemberton ... Olive Martel (8 episodes, 1978)
Helen Shingler ... Helen Porteous / ... (5 episodes, 1978)