Backs To The Land. Copyright: Anglia TV
Backs To The Land

Backs To The Land

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1977 - 1978
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

When his two sons volunteer for army service, Farmer Tom Whitlow of Crabtree Farm is aghast to see them replaced by three Women's Land Army girls. Stars Philippa Howell, Terese Stevens, Marilyn Galsworthy, Pippa Page, John Stratton and more.

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 4 - Waits And Desperate Measures

There's excitement when an Italian prisoner of war escapes from the local POW camp and ends up hiding out on the farm. The girls intend to hand him over to the Army but Miss Rainbow intervenes.

Broadcast details

Friday 11th August 1978
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Philippa Howell Shirley Bloom
Terese Stevens Jenny Dabb
Pippa Page Bunny Burroughs
John Stratton Tom Whitlow
Geraldine Newman Miss Rainbow
Charles Lamb Wally
Guest cast
Timothy Carlton Capt. Lillie
David Purcell Corporal
Danny Schiller Mario Melli
Norman Scace Vicar
Writing team
David Climie Writer
Sid Colin Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
John Davies Director
John Rosenberg Producer
Robert Bell Associate Producer
Adrian Smith Production Designer
Jackie Trent Composer
Tony Hatch Composer

Share this page