Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Previously adapted as a Hollywood film in 1940, Howard Spring's best-selling novel My Son My Son was given the miniseries treatment by Britain's BBC in 1978. Set in the period between the two world wars, the story concerned a self-made millionaire who was determined that his son would never suffer the same hardships that he himself experienced. In consequence, the son was spoiled rotten, resulting in tragedy. Syndicated worldwide by Time-Life Television, the six 50-minute installments of My Son My Son were broadcast in the United States beginning April 13, 1980.