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A Family at War (1970–1972)

TV Series | 60 min | Drama, War

The lower middle class Ashton family of the city of Liverpool deal with life on the home front during the Second World War.
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Updated Apr 14, 1970

Release date (First episode)
Oct 8, 1974 (United States)

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Colin Douglas
Edwin Ashton Edwin Ashton   See fewer
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Barbara Flynn
Freda Ashton / Freda MacKenzie / Freda MacKenzie née Ashton Freda Ashton / Freda MacKenzie / Freda MacKenzie née Ashton   See fewer
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Lesley Nunnerley
Margaret Porter / Margaret Ashton / Margaret Porter née Ashton Margaret Porter / Margaret Ashton / Margaret Porter née Ashton   See fewer
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Coral Atkins
Sheila Ashton Sheila Ashton   See fewer
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John McKelvey
Sefton Briggs Sefton Briggs   See fewer
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Colin Campbell
David Ashton David Ashton   See fewer
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30
Shelagh Fraser
Jean Ashton Jean Ashton   See fewer
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T.R. Bowen
Tony Briggs Tony Briggs   See fewer
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25
Ian Thompson
John Porter John Porter   See fewer
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Keith Drinkel
Philip Ashton Philip Ashton   See fewer
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Diana Davies
Doris / Doris Jackson Doris / Doris Jackson   See fewer
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John Nettles
Ian MacKenzie / Ian Mackenzie Ian MacKenzie / Ian Mackenzie   See fewer
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Mark Jones
Michael Armstrong Michael Armstrong   See fewer
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Margery Mason
Celia Porter / Mrs Porter Celia Porter / Mrs Porter   See fewer
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Patrick Troughton
Harry Porter Harry Porter   See fewer
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Georgine Anderson
Helen Hughes Helen Hughes   See fewer
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Paul Brett
John George / John George Porter John George / John George Porter   See fewer
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David Dixon
Robert Ashton Robert Ashton   See fewer
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David Bradley
Colin Woodcock Colin Woodcock   See fewer
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John D. Collins
Peter Bryant Peter Bryant   See fewer
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Joan Heath
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John Alkin
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8 / 10 | 255 votes