Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Aimed at a youthful viewership, the British comedy-drama series Tom Grattan's War starred Michael Howe as the teenaged title character. During WWI, Londoner Tom was evacuated to Yorskshire, where he moved in with his agrarian relatives. Though he wasn't looking for trouble, Tom found plenty of it when he and his new band of chums stumbled across a sinister German espionage ring. Produced for Yorkshire Television, Tom Grattan's War ran for a dozen 25-minute episodes, six of them telecast in 1968 and the remaining six shown in 1970. When the series was shown on Canadian TV a few years later, each episode was hosted by Andrea Martin as part of a "basic filmmaking" course for aspiring young moviemakers.