A Family At War (1970): S02E07 – A Time to Be Born


A Family At War is a British drama series that aired on ITV from 1970 to 1972.

It was created by John Finch and made by Granada Television for ITV. The original producer was Richard Doubleday, and with 13 directors during the series.

The series examined the lives of the lower middle-class Ashton family of the city of Liverpool and their experiences from 1938 and through the Second World War.


Liverpool, October 1941. The rationing of food has led to the development of a black market. Sefton has a share in a pig, but wants to buy the other half of the pig as well. Harry Jenkins is reluctant to sell his part, but in the end he agrees. The next morning Harry tells Sefton that officers from the Ministry of Food have confiscated the dead pig, and that Sefton will probably be prosecuted for illegal slaughter. At the same time Margaret is taken to the hospital for her delivery, but the child is stillborn. And Freda confides under tears to Sheila that she has a …

A Family At War Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 23 December 1970.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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