Fortunes of War: The Complete Mini-Series


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September 2nd, 2020

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Product Code VVE2232

Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson star in this epic BAFTA-winning mini series.

Adapted by Alan Plater from the autobiographical novels of best-selling author Olivia Manning, and set in places as far-flung as Bucharest, Athens and Cairo, Fortunes of War is a mesmerising story of marriage tested by accidental betrayal, callous insensitivity, and a world in upheaval.

The Baltics, 1939. British professor Guy Pringle arrives in Romania with his new bride, Harriet and becomes enmeshed in the politics of anti-fascism. Despite Harriet’s serious misgivings, Guy’s social circle soon includes members of the British Secret Service who want to involve him in dangerous missions, and a downtrodden prince who zeroes in on Guy’s generous nature and winds up living with the Pringles.


– Alan Plater documentary
– TV appearances by Ron Pickup, James Cellan Jones, Alan Plater, Emma Thompson
– Guests discuss the programme on an edition of Did You See?