I'm very sorry there's no plans for a second season with this show. I've shown my DVD to 14 people, most in their 20's but five rangingfrom the 30's to the 70's. Only one didn't like it; the other 13 gave it a Wow! rating. This is an extraordinarily good show, the best I've seen in ages. Let's hope they reconsider the idea of a second season.
I believe that the original Author/scriptwriter of Island at War has died. Wouldn't it be recognition of his sucess to permit another writer to continue the series? There were so many loose ends which could surely be an incentive to an Author- the play might almost write itself!
This is an excellent series and I am soupset that there is not more! Because there needs to be an answer to all the questions at the end of the series! I just love Joanne Froggatt in this series and in Downton Abbey! Even though this was made several year ago, she still looks fantastic. Please, if someone in the BBC ever reads these discussions and has any taste and money...finish the War!
Someone should do at least one episode to tie up all the loose ends, like showing how the island was eventually liberated......can't stand to get myself invested into the characters and story only to be left hanging......
I've just finished watching Island at War and like others here I was gutted when it ended in mid-air and with no second season to follow though one had clearly been planned. (The same happened with the exellent The Hour after season 2 ended with a cliff-hanger) I actually find this kind of thing extremely disrespectful to viewers who've invested time and emotion in the characters and their stories only to be left dangling because the producers or backers or whoever, has decided to move on. Apparently Island at War was poorly received here in the UK, something even The New York Times found baffling. Whatever the reason behind the decision not to make a season 2 I do feel very let down.
Just discovered this series and, too, am stunned that there has been no attempt to complete it. It is fine work, but unfinished. I've never read a book and found the last chapters missing......which is what this feels like.
Someone on either side of the pond should take a serious look at either a second series, or a 90 minute special to tie it up. This was a unique and riveting world that deserves closure. Producers have made far more ado about far thinner premises--but it will take a committed advocate to get a conclusion greenlighted. Hope it happens.
It's truly amazing that after 11 years people are still talking about this series and yet BBC still does nothing. Like Downton Abbey, you never know if/when there is going to be another season. BBC makes good series; however, they seem to have money problems that decide whether a series will be able to continue. My advice to them, if you plan on doing a series have the money up front, at least to the point of production that allows you to do a final episode that ties everything up!