A War of Children

A War of Children
Written byJames Costigan
Directed byGeorge Schaefer
StarringVivien Merchant
Jenny Agutter
John Ronane
Composer(s)Jerry Fielding
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Abby Mann
Producer(s)George Schaefer
CinematographyChristopher Challis
  • Eric Boyd-Perkins
  • Anne V. Coates
  • Christopher Holmes
  • Fabien D. Tordjmann
Running time73 minutes
Production company(s)Tomorrow Entertainment
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
DreamWorks Classics
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor film
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseDecember 5, 1972 (1972-12-05)

A War of Children is a 1972 television film directed by George Schaefer, written by James Costigan, and starring Vivien Merchant, Jenny Agutter and John Ronane.


During The Troubles in Northern Ireland, two middle-class families in Belfast, one Catholic and one Protestant, turn from friends to bitter enemies. Their children face the painful consequences.[1]



The film won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Program - Drama or Comedy[2] and was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama - A Single Program.[3]

It was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Film.


  1. ^ "A War of Children". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy - 1973". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 14, 2017.

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