Tenko (1981): S01E07 – Unnatural Friendship


Introduction

Tenko is a television drama series co-produced by the BBC and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), which was broadcast between 1981 and 1984.

The series dealt with the experiences of British, Australian and Dutch women who were captured after the Fall of Singapore in February 1942, after the Japanese invasion, and held in a fictional Japanese internment camp on a Japanese-occupied island between Singapore and Australia. Having been separated from their husbands, herded into makeshift holding camps and largely forgotten by the British War Office, the women had to learn to cope with appalling living conditions, malnutrition, disease, violence and death.

Outline

Sally, pregnant before her capture, is coming into her seventh month of pregnancy, and one of the nurses, Nellie, becomes very supportive of her.

Tenko Series

You can find a full index and overview of Tenko here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 03 December 1981.
  • Running time: 50 minutes.
  • Rating: 12-15.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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