Tenko grips us all over again

tenkogripsYou’re probably here as you’ve just watched an episode of Tenko on UK Drama and want to find out more about this amazing 80s’ drama that is just as compelling now as it was back then? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Grab a Singapore Sling or a bowl of rice and have a good look around…

Check out the characters pages or the gallery or read reviews of the episode you’ve just watched. The episode reviews on this site are tasters for the fuller reviews (triple the length) available in Classic TV Press’s critically-acclaimed book ‘Remembering Tenko’, which also contains interviews with all the cast, behind-the-scenes photographs, and the whole story of the making of the series.

Here are some ‘5-Star’ Amazon reviews of this book:

‘Superb book on a superb series’ (Alan James)

‘A beautifully written and illustrated book, about my all-time favourite TV series! A must for anyone who enjoyed the series and would like to read more about the actors and real-life details about WW2 internees.’ (‘Pianojan’)

‘I don’t think I’ve ever read a non-fiction book that had me shedding as many tears. The start of the book pays proper homage to the real life internees of Japanese camps during World War II. The true story and the inspirational women behind Tenko were really brought into focus. 15 pages in I was holding back tears. Not only did I cry for the tragedy of the real women prisoners but also when I heard how generous the actresses were to each other even years after the show had ended.’ (Melanie Strong)

‘Andy Priestner has written a magnificent companion to this classic TV drama. It contains hundreds of photos and so much background info about Tenko. 740 pages of painstaking research by the author, a true labour of love. A gift of gold to all Tenko fans. Highly recommended.’ (Dylan Parry)

‘Meticulously researched and with contributions from the creator, writers, directors and of course the cast it’s full of interesting facts and lots of great photos (a lot of them taken by the cast themselves on location).’ (S. Hughes)

‘I loved hearing about the relationships which developed between the cast and the dramas which occurred in filming the series… I raced through it! I also feel I have to mention the huge amount of photos –  portraits, behind-the-scenes, of parties, locations, the real women.’ Janis Chambers

‘It details every aspect of production, from character creation, storylining, scripting, casting, direction, you name it, it’s in there with flair and detail! If you’re a fan of ‘Tenko’, or even just interested in learning about how a television drama develops from script to screen, then buy this book – it’s a must-have. Informative, engaging and beautifully-written.’  (Chris Joslin)

About Andy Priestner

Consultant and trainer on user experience (UX) research and design, failure, leadership and LEGO Serious Play
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