A Family At War (1970): S02E08 – A Hero’s Welcome


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, December 1941. Sheila has brought her son Peter home for Christmas, but her daughter Janet did not want to leave the Thomas family in Wales. Peter hasn’t seen his father David since summer, and is now eagerly awaiting his arrival. In Peter’s fantasy his father is a war hero, and he anticipates all the marvellous stories he’s going to hear. When David finally arrives Peter is disappointed. His father does not want to talk about his war experiences, and just says that he and the other pilots are frightened all the time. He also starts criticising his son for …

A Family At War Series

You can find a full index and overview of A Family At War here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 30 December 1970.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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