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Back Home (2001)

At the beginning of WWII, Virginia is sent to America by her parents to keep her safe. Now the war in Europe is over, it's time for Virginia (or Rusty, as she likes to be called) to come ... See full summary »


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Brian Finch (screenplay), Michelle Magorian (novel) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Lancashire ... Peggy Dickinson
Jessica Fox ... Virginia 'Rusty' Dickinson
Kate David Kate David ... Molly
Skye King Skye King ... Charlie Dickinson
Stephanie Cole ... The Honourable Lady Beatrice 'Beattie' Langley
Kaye Wragg Kaye Wragg ... Ivy
Jack Pierce ... Mitch
Martin Ball Martin Ball ... Frank
Rosemary Leach ... Mrs. Dickinson
Jenny Higham Jenny Higham ... Judith Penfold
Joan Blackham ... Miss Bembridge
Adrian Lukis Adrian Lukis ... Roger Dickinson
Danny Worters Danny Worters ... Bob Stephens
Jeremy Peters Jeremy Peters ... Mr. Stephens
David Kincaid David Kincaid ... Ticket Clerk


At the beginning of WWII, Virginia is sent to America by her parents to keep her safe. Now the war in Europe is over, it's time for Virginia (or Rusty, as she likes to be called) to come home. While she is glad to see her mother Peggy and tries to fit into her old life, her 'American ways' don't go down too well at home. When her father returns from war, he is desperate to have his life just the same as it was before, but he is forced to realise that his wife and his children are not the same people he left behind. Written by Stacey Mitchell

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22 October 2001 (UK) See more »

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[Peggy announces that she is leaving Roger and taking the children with her to Devon]
Peggy Dickinson: If you were any kind of a husband, you'd come with us. And if you were any kind of a man, I'd want you to.
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Not bad, but disappointing.
2 December 2001 | by somemoviesilikeSee all my reviews

After having read the book by Michelle Magorian, which is engaging and of interest, as all of her books are, this make was very disappointing. Nothing seemed to fit well in terms of the plot, it was unfocused, and major storylines had been left out as the book progressed. There was very good acting, especially from Stephanie Cole, Sarah Lancashire, and newcomer Jessica Fox, but it is by no means up to scratch on Goodnight Mr. Tom. That was much better directed and was a far more convincing adaptation. For all its faults however, it kept me going to the end, and was enjoyable. Wouldn't watch it again, though I would like to see the earlier version to compare.

6 out of 10 (That's generous).

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