Island at War was a British television series first broadcast on ITV on July 11, 2004. The series tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands, and primarily focuses on three local families: the upper-class Dorrs, the middle-class Mahys and the working-class Jonases, and four German officers. The story shows how Island life changed overnight after a German invasion. Islanders were restricted to walking and cycling, town names were changed to German names, clocks were set to continental time, and no society could meet without the permission of German High Command.
The fictional island of St. Gregory serves as a stand-in for the real-life islands Jersey and Guernsey, and the story is compiled from the events on both islands.
Island at War had an estimated budget of £9,000,000 (about US$16,000,000) and was filmed on location in the Isle of Man from August 2003 to October 2003. When the series was shown in the UK, it appeared in six 70-minute episodes. It was also aired in the United States as 5 x 90-minute episodes, as part of Masterpiece Theatre, beginning on January 23, 2005.
Philip played Oberst (colonel) Baron Heinrich Von Rheingharten.
Main cast: James Wilby, Clare Holman, Owen Teale, Julia Ford, Philip Glenister, Saskia Reeves Series Writing credits Stephen Mallatratt (6 episodes, 2004) Series Produced by Andy Harries …. executive producer John Rushton …. producer: Granada ITV Sita Williams …. producer Series Directed by Peter Lydon Thaddeus O’Sullivan Granada Television 2004