Enemy at the Door (1980): S02E09 – War Game


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.


Kluge decides to revive the inter-island chess tournament as a morale-boosting P.R. exercise despite misgivings by Richter and Dr. Martel that a German victory would cause resentment among the islanders. When Reinicke uses dirty tricks to force the local chess master Arthur Gardner to withdraw from the final against former champion Muller to ensure a German propaganda win, Arthur’s wife Louise takes his place and beats Muller. Muller is gracious in defeat but Richter is furious with Reinicke after Dr. Martel has exposed his dirty dealings.

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 March 1980.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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