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The Balkans: September 1939 

September 1939. War breaks out as newly-married Guy and Harriet Pringle set out on a journey across Europe and into the heart of the Balkans - to Romania where an uneasy neutrality reigns.

Director:

James Cellan Jones

Writers:

Olivia Manning (novels), Alan Plater (screenplay)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Branagh ... Guy Pringle
Emma Thompson ... Harriet Pringle
Ronald Pickup ... Prince Yakimov
Charles Kay ... Dobson
James Villiers ... Inchcape
Barry Jackson ... McCann
Desmond McNamara Desmond McNamara ... Galpin
Richard Clifford ... Lawson
Nicolas Chagrin Nicolas Chagrin ... Ionescu (as Nicholas Chagrin)
Elena Secota ... Sophie Oresanu
Magdalena Buznea Magdalena Buznea ... Despina
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Prince Hadjimoscos
Mischa De La Motte Mischa De La Motte ... Horvath
Nicholas Amer ... Palu
Caroline Langrishe ... Bella Niculesco
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Storyline

September 1939. War breaks out as newly-married Guy and Harriet Pringle set out on a journey across Europe and into the heart of the Balkans - to Romania where an uneasy neutrality reigns.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Romanian

Release Date:

11 October 1987 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Harriet Pringle: I understand you have a peculiarly British sense of humour and that you wear odd shoes.
Prince Yakimov: Yes its true.
[Raises his legs, wearing an odd pair of shoes]
Prince Yakimov: I have another pair just like them at home.
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