Town Like Alice

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Helen Rose
Bryan Brown
Dorothy Alison
Anna Volska

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A six-part series produced in Australia. The series, set against the background of Japanese-controlled Malaya during World War II, focuses on Jean Padgett and John Harmon, two prisoners of war whose love for each other survives years of separation and deprivation. Part One sets the stage for the tense drama: the Japanese occupation is just a dim possibility to a group of British rubber planters in Malaya -- until their lives are shattered by the arrival of the Japanese Army in 1941.

It is here that Jean's ordeal begins when she and an ill-prepared party of women and children are forced by the Japanese to undergo a six-month death march through dense jungle and across treacherous roads. As ... Full Summary >>