Fortunes Of War

Lin Coghlan's sweeping new dramatisation of Olivia Manning's classic war novels.

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Young Harriet Pringle arrives in Bucharest in 1939 with her new husband Guy.

Adaptations of works which have achieved classic status

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As the war gets closer, things become more difficult for Harriet and Guy.

Adaptations of works which have achieved classic status

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Harriet and Guy realise that their time in Bucharest is drawing to a dangerous close.

Adaptations of works which have achieved classic status

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Having been forced to leave Romania, Harriet waits anxiously in Athens for news of Guy.

Adaptations of works which have achieved classic status

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Young Harriet Pringle arrives in Bucharest in 1939 with her new husband Guy.

Europe is about to tear itself apart.

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Young newlywed Harriet Pringle arrives in Bucharest in 1939.

Young newlywed Harriet Pringle arrives in Bucharest in 1939, just as Europe is about to tear itself apart.

Stars Joanna Lumley.

Young newlywed Harriet Pringle arrives in Bucharest in 1939, just as Europe is about to tear itself apart. Stars Joanna Lumley

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Harriet and Guy continue to try and make a life together in Bucharest.

But as the war gets closer, things become more difficult.

Sometimes friends are not all they seem.

Harriet and Guy must face impending war in Bucharest and the treachery of friends.

Stars Joanna Lumley and Honeysuckle Weeks.

Harriet and Guy must face impending war in Bucharest and the treachery of friends. Stars Joanna Lumley and Honeysuckle Weeks.

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With the war upon them, Harriet and Guy realise that their time in Bucharest is drawing to a dangerous close.

With war looming, Harriet and Guy realise that their time in Bucharest is drawing to a dangerous close.

Stars Joanna Lumley.

With war looming, Harriet and Guy realise that their time in Bucharest is drawing to a dangerous close. Stars Joanna Lumley.

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Having been forced to leave Romania, Harriet waits anxiously in Athens for news of Guy.

Forced to leave Romania, Harriet waits anxiously in Athens for news of husband Guy.

Stars Joanna Lumley and Honeysuckle Weeks.

Forced to leave Romania, Harriet waits anxiously in Athens for news of husband Guy. Stars Joanna Lumley and Honeysuckle Weeks.

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The Pringles take up residence in Egypt, where the reality of the war begins to put a strain on their marriage.

Harriet and Guy flee to Egypt, but the reality of war strains their fragile marriage.

Stars Joanna Lumley and Honeysuckle Weeks.

Harriet and Guy flee to Egypt, but the reality of war strains their fragile marriage. Stars Joanna Lumley and Honeysuckle Weeks.

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The immediate threat of war has receded, but life is still not safe in Egypt.

It may be time for Harriet to return home.

The threat of war has receded, but life is still not safe in Egypt for Harriet and Guy.

The immediate threat of war has receded, but life is still not safe in Egypt for Harriet and Guy.

Stars Joanna Lumley.

The immediate threat of war has receded, but life is still not safe in Egypt for Harriet and Guy. Stars Joanna Lumley.