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Tenko 1981

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  • Ended
  • BBC One
  • 1981-10-22T20:25:00Z
  • 55 mins
  • 1 day, 3 hours, 30 mins (30 episodes)
  • Lavinia Warner
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Drama
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Based on real-life experiences, Tenko remains one of the most fondly remembered and acclaimed BBC dramas of the early 1980s. It follows a group of women, formerly comfortably well-off ex-pats living in Singapore, as they are captured by the Japanese during World War II. The first season, set in 1941-42, charts the drama from the women being captured and sent to live in squalor and depravation in a Japanese POW camp. Season 2, set in 1942-43, began with the women on a long march to a new camp, where things seem much more luxurious at first, but they find they have troubles settling into the strange regime of their new home. The final season took up two years after the previous one, as the war drew to a close and the women were returned to their normal lives. Well, as normal as they could be after their imprisonment

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