Jack Rosenthal's ruggedly humourous and sharply observant portrait of family life during WW2. Set in Newcastle towards the end of World War 2, this romantic drama chronicles the sacrifices made by a blue-collar woman and her family. This is the story of the Stotts, an eccentric family waging their personal battles against the terrifying backdrop of Britain during WW 2. Adapted from the novel by C.P. Taylor. Amidst the air raid sirens and fears of poison gas, Mam frets about church bombings... Dad spouts communism while pounding the piano...Grandpa mourns his dead whippet... daughters Joyce and Helen grasp fervently at the joys, frustrations and heartbreak of first love. With a constellation of British acting stars, 'And a Nightingale Sang' is a touching and richly comic account of this Geordie familys war.