Enemy at the Door (1978): S01E05 – The Laws and Usages of War


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.


As Clare tells her parents what she did Kessler’s body is found but it is assumed he died in an abortive raid on the island by the British led by Clive. There are many casualties and Dr. Martel hands over the critically wounded Major Kirk to the Germans to save his life, whilst bringing food to Clive, who is in hiding. Bar keeper Fat Molly names fisherman Joe LeBeq as organising the raid, though she knows he is innocent, because she holds him responsible for her husband’s death, and the Germans arrest him and threaten to shoot him. This flushes Clive out and he is sent …

Enemy at the Door Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 18 February 1978.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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