This is an interesting DVD set called Wartime Britain that includes three stories of bravery and betrayal set during Britain’s finest hour. It features almost 10 hours of award winning British drama which is now out on DVD which will be released on February 23, 2010.

The three dramas include:

The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen’s psychological drama of love and war set at the apex of World War II. Stella Rodney played by Patricia Hodge faces an impossible choice. She has to either take up with a stranger, played by Michael Gambon or expose her lover’s possible treason, played by Michael York. Special features include a biography of Harold Pinter and cast filmographies. This episode runs about 106 minutes.

Housewife, 49 – This episode is based on a real-time war diary. It stars Victoria Wood as an introverted woman who comes alive as a volunteer on the home front. The run time on this one is approximately 93 minutes and the special features include text interview with Victoria Wood and cast filmographies.

Island at War – This episode is a thrilling miniseries including James Wilby and Philip Glenister and it reveals the trials, tribulations and temptations of Britons on a tiny Channel Island during the German occupation. The runtime for this one is approximately 398 minutes and it is on 3 discs. The special features do include some historical background, cast reflections, behind the scenes photo gallery and cast filmographies.

To get your copy of this 5-disc set, Wartime Britain click on the Amazon icon of the cover art at the top of this page.

Jan Barrett

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