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Carrie's War
(1974)

TV Mini-Series

Country: UK

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

When World War II evacuees Carrie Willow and her younger brother Nick (Andrew Tinney) are billeted in a small Welsh village with the austere Mr. Evans and his younger sister Lou, Carrie finds herself fighting a "war" of her own, as she becomes embroiled in a family feud between Evans and his elder sister Dilys.

Notes

  • Based on the 1973 children's novel of the same name by English writer Nina Bawden (1925-2012)
  • This BBC miniseries comprised 5 episodes of approximately 25 minutes each.
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Cast

  • Juliet Waley
    (Carrie Willow)
  • Andrew Tinney
    (Nick Willow)
  • Tim Coward
    (Albert Sandwich)
  • Aubrey Richards
    (Samuel Evans)
  • Avril Elgar
    (Lou Evans)
  • Rosalie Crutchley
    (Hepzibah Green)
  • Patsy Smart
    (Dilys Gotobed)
  • Matthew Guinness
    (Mr. Johnny Gotobed)
  • Nicholas Symons
    (Carrie's Son)

BoyActors Reviews

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Well, I haven't read the book, so I can't judge the miniseries in terms of how well it realises the novel, but I have to say that Nick was by far my favourite character in the series. He's very boyish and loves biscuits; but more than that, he's a sort of one-boy-campaign against cant and hypocrisy, who always speaks his mind and is never cowed by Mr Evans, which is quite admirable!

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Solid if slightly flat BBC adaptation of the Nina Bawden novel, in my view her best after Granny the Pag. Andrew Tinney's Nick perhaps lacks some of the subtleties of the book character but the handsome Tim Coward gets Albert Sandwich just right -- serious but not priggish -- and the also handsome Nicholas Symons makes an impression at the end as Carrie's son.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 8 / 10
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