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Enemy at the Door
Genre Drama
Written by James Andrew Hall
Starring Alfred Burke
Simon Cadell
Bernard Horsfall
Richard Heffer
Simon Lack
John Malcolm
Emily Richard
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) London Weekend Television
Original channel ITV
Original run 21 January 1978 – 29 March 1980
Status Ended

Enemy At The Door is a British television drama series made by London Weekend Television for ITV.

The series was shown between 1978 and 1980 and dealt with the German occupation of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, during the Second World War. Many episodes portrayed the balance of power and fragile harmony between the islanders and the German occupying forces, and how it was threatened by either resistance action or over-zealous clamping down by the Germans.

The islanders were chiefly represented by the respected local doctor, Philip Martell (Bernard Horsfall), who struggled to maintain the peace while the Germans were led by Major Dieter Richter (Alfred Burke), who was inclined to be lenient on the Guernsey populace but whose approach was challenged by his more conventionally "nasty" SS counterpart Hauptstürmführer Klaus Reinicke (Simon Cadell).

The series also marked the TV debut of Anthony Stewart Head as a member of the island resistance.


Episode List


Season One (1978)

# Title Original Airdate
1 By Order of the Führer January 21
2 The Librarian January 28
3 After the Ball February 4
4 Steel Hand from the Sea February 11
5 The Laws and Usages of War February 18
6 V for Victory February 25
7 The Polish Affaire March 4
8 Officers of the Law March 11
9 The Jerrybag March 18
10 Treason March 25
11 Pains and Penalties April 1
12 The Prussian Officer April 8
13 Judgement of Solomon April 15

Season Two (1980)

# Title Original Airdate
1 Call of the Dead January 5
2 Reception for the General January 12
3 Angels That Soar Above January 19
4 No Quarter Given January 26
5 Committee Man February 2
6 Post Mortem February 9
7 The Raid February 16
8 Jealousy February 23
9 War Game March 1
10 The Right Blood March 8
11 From a View to a Death March 15
12 The Education of Nils Borg March 22
13 Escape March 29

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