A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

Season 1

DVD - 2015
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Set in rural Australia in the years following World War II, this beautifully acted, sharply written series follows the fortunes of a woman returning home after spending two decades abroad.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
Branch Call Number: DVD TV SHOW PLACE TO SEASON 1
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (591 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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LPL_LookPlayListen Jan 17, 2018

Grand melodrama! Nazi horrors! Secret homosexual relationships! Inter-class marriage! Lots and lots of sheep! A Place to Call Home has all this and the luminous and talented Marta Dusseldorp to boot. She plays Sara Adams, a nurse with a mysterious past returning to her native Australia after 20 y... Read More »


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ziji28
Jun 28, 2018

I accidentally came across this TV show browsing in the library. Once I watched episode 1,I was hooked. Compelling, addictive. It tackled really challenging issues; post WW2 PTSD trauma, class tensions, homosexuality, religious bigotry, anti-semitism and much more. A hint of Downtown Abbey, but much better in terms of tackling social issues.

I binge on Season 2, 3 & 4. Unfortunately, Season 5 has 50 + holds right now. So I'll have to be patient :) Its quality soap opera. Lots of drama. Great development of characters. Marta Dusseldorp and Noni Hazelhurst, playing two of the central characters, are mesmerizing to watch.

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tenet
Jun 23, 2018

Rated 10/10. An excellent series that kept me engaged with every episode. Each main character has their own storyline. This is good quality drama!

The entire cast played their roles well. Bravo!

I'm looking forward to watching all the seasons. I did find out that it does end at Season 6, which will air in August 2018. So, I imagine the DVD will probably be available sometime in 2019.

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whiteturtles
Apr 16, 2018

What a breath of fresh air! Excellent series, very entertaining and surprising!!
Worth the effort to enjoy!!

LPL_LookPlayListen Jan 17, 2018

Grand melodrama! Nazi horrors! Secret homosexual relationships! Inter-class marriage! Lots and lots of sheep! A Place to Call Home has all this and the luminous and talented Marta Dusseldorp to boot. She plays Sara Adams, a nurse with a mysterious past returning to her native Australia after 20 years in Europe where she converted to Judaism, fought in the Resistance and suffered quite a bit in other ways that I won't reveal here. Sara is steely and strong. She's not afraid to shoot a horse with a broken leg or sucker punch someone in the solar plexus with the butt end of a rifle if the situation calls for it. What a woman! Yes, the show is a soap opera but it's a soap opera with an Aussie accent. It's really quite wonderful.

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IV27HUjg
Oct 04, 2016

Oh, this is so soppy, yet I watch it for lack of anything else I suppose. The realism is Australia '50's, anti-Semitism, no mention of Aborigines, stuck in the English class system, & fear of religions other than Anglican. Gee, pretty much like US & UK at that time. I've seen Marta D in a modern, very gritty series & what a difference in character portrayal. I do like her character.

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ptgfts
Oct 02, 2016

A soap opera that telegraphs all its plot lines. Unsubtle and shallow characters. The best thing is the use of 50's music to make sardonic comments on the melodrama.

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2Boredom
Sep 08, 2016

I really enjoyed the season, interesting and engaging storylines. I have a soft spot for Roy, I love his nickname for Sarah, calls her Missy - as in sassy one or to be cheeky. I enjoy this type of genre and plan on watching the complete series.

nldudwick24 Aug 13, 2015

An excellent series which takes in class differences and conformity to the mores of society; anti-Semitism (but no mention of the aborigines); and the problem of homosexuality.

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tronyfree
Aug 04, 2015

Addictive TV series,with a strong storyline,great acting,and characters who constantly draw you in.Surprises around every corner.Great for binge watching as you will never want to stop.

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Fionaenzo
Jun 29, 2015

Character-propelled story line. Talented actors. The personal impact of WW II is compelling. Interesting to see the parallels between Australia and U.S. in this time period (post WW II). Well done. Finally some strong and interesting female characters!

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