Enemy at the Door (1980): S02E12 – The Education of Nils Borg


Introduction

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.

Outline

Nils Borg,a journalist from neutral Sweden, arrives to see how the occupiers and the islanders coexist. He is accompanied by Trudi Engel from Goebbels’ Ministry of Propaganda, who is keen that he only sees things favourable to the Germans. However, local journalist Jack Foster, who runs an underground newspaper reporting on the outside world, informs him of the deaths of slave workers on Alderney. Nils is fair-minded and anxious to publish his story from Stockholm but Trudi intercepts it and shows it to Reinicke. Consequently, Jack is jailed and Nils, his story …

Enemy at the Door Series

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 22 March 1980.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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