Enemy at the Door (1978): S01E10 – Treason


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.


General Von Wittke comes to Guernsey, ostensibly to write a report on the Occupation. In fact he has come to see General Laidlaw, a retired British officer and the ex-husband of Von Wittke’s sister, a German opera singer. Von Wittke and other generals are aware that Hitler is a lunatic who will ruin the country. They aim to depose him and Von Wittke asks Laidlaw to travel to London to broker a deal. A Gestapo officer arrives on the island, suspicious of Von Wittke’s presence, but the general successfully convinces him that he had come to invite Laidlaw to Germany to …

Enemy at the Door Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 25 March 1978.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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