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It Happened Here (1963)

A fascinating Second World War drama that examines what might have happened if the Germans had won the Battle of Britain and Hitler had successfully invaded the UK.

A nurse allows herself to be persuaded to join a Fascist organisation in order to work. This leads to conflicts with old friends, and a painful confrontation with the darker side of the new social order.

Begun by teenagers Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo in 1956 as a hobby, It Happened Here finally opened in 1966 at a West End cinema.


There are major flaws, naturally, mainly in the performances and the often naive writing, but forgive them.

Instead, marvel at the provocative sight of the Third Reich goose-stepping down Whitehall and chill to the fascist overthrow of Little England.

Pauline Murray
Dr Richard Fletcher
Sebastian Shaw
Helen Fletcher
Fiona Leland
Honor Hutton
Honor Fehrson
Immediate Action (IA) Commandant
Percy Binns
IA Political Leader
Frank Bennett
IA Group Leader
Bill Thomas
IA Medical Officer
Reginald Marsh
Rex Collett
IA Commandant
Nicolette Bernard
IA Group Leader Moorfield
Nicholas Moore

Kevin Brownlow
Andrew Mollo