Enemy at the Door (1978): S01E11 – Pains and Penalties


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.


Dr. Martel arranges hospitalisation for frail old Mrs. Bree who, with her son Edward, are rent-free tenants of Peter. However, they have had to move to an inadequately heated cottage after the Germans commandeered the farmhouse in which they used to live as a billet. In fact, the Germans want to demolish the cottage to make way for an arms dump and trick Peter into cleaning up a cesspool on his land in exchange for letting the Brees return to the farmhouse. However, after Mrs. Bree dies, they charge Edward with stealing coal to keep the cottage warm and send him to …

Enemy at the Door Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 01 April 1978.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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