Enemy at the Door (1978): S01E01 – By Order of the Fuhrer


Enemy at the Door is a British television drama series made by London Weekend Television for ITV.

The series was shown between 1978 and 1980 and dealt with the German occupation of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, during the Second World War.


In June 1940, the islanders of Guernsey await the German invasion following bombing raids. Dr. Philip Martel is invited by John Ambrose on behalf of the bailiff to join a negotiating committee in anticipation of occupation, leading his daughter Clare to accuse him of collusion. After the Germans arrive Dr. Martel and the committee face the invaders under Major Richter, who refuses to recognise the island as a demilitarised zone and puts it under martial rule. Clare’s boyfriend Peter Porteous and local fisherman Peter Girard attempt to escape by boat but the Germans …

Enemy at the Door Series

You can find a full index and overview of Enemy at the Door here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 21 January 1978.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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