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Doing their bit for the war
Set in England during the Second World War, Land Girls is a five-part drama that captures the sacrifices and experiences of four young women in the Women's Land Army. Sharing hardships and working alongside captured POWs, Annie, Bea, Joyce and Nancy toil in the fields to grow food for the war effort.
Commissioned by the BBC to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the start of World War II, Land Girls is a tribute to all the women who answered their country's call for service to do their bit on the home front, while their men were overseas, fighting the enemy.
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Top Customer Reviews
I don't know why the producers of this series felt that they had to make it politically correct. It was blatantly meant to be an insult to the United States.
Having said all of that, I would recommend this series to anyone who loves British TV as much as I do. I would just want to warn you about the inaccuracies that were pointed out to me by my friend who was there, and lived it!
Of course viewers can recognize that not every soldier and civilian lived a life exactly like the characters of this fictional presentation. One uncaring Yank does not make an army of such. As in the wonderful series "Foyle's War", the episodes offer glimpses into the 40's time, and a taste of the home front war. It is sometimes so spectacular in visual imagery that one forgets it is wartime. The acting is spot on. Costumes convincing, sets true. You will be enriched, enlightened, see romance and humor, as well as suffer the losses felt by characters. You will wish for more.
UNFORTUNATELY NO SUBTITLES OR CC, or bonus materials.
5 Episodes (aired Sep. of 2009) each about 45 min. Each episode advances in time by about 3 months.
The village of Helmstead changes with the arrival of Joyce and Nancy. Joyce has a new enlisted RAF hubby, Nancy is drafted to the fields. They join Annie and 17-year-old sis Bea at Hoxley Hall, that of Lord Lawrence & Lady Ellen Hoxley. Pasture Farm is also assisted by Frederick Finch and son, Billy. Women's Land Army Girls are overseen by Esther Reeves (her hubby a POW) who has a son with her, Martin. The secondary plot has Yank troops caught up in segregation issues, and one lady-loving Corporal.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
unbelievable community full of horrible horrible people! Hardly a good person in the whole show! The villains always got away with it & were not punished. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Katie
Got me somewhat addicted, I watched it through three seasons in a couple nights.Published 5 months ago by cathy
After the amazing "Call the midwife" my wife and I were excited about the prospect of this series following the "Land Girls" these were women in service during WW2... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Graves
This was such a disappointment. Vapid, undeveloped characters seem more like cardboard cut-outs rather than anything real. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Poetkitty