Front Line Family was a serialized drama, broadcast each weekday morning from Ottawa, through the BBC's North American division, which focused on the wartime life of a typical London, England family of five. Mr. Robinson was the owner of a small business who managed to keep the doors open in spite of the Nazis. His wife kept the home fires burning by day, and when everyone else was involved with "the home guard" in the evening, she helped run the local canteen. Dick, 26, was in the auxiliary fire service, Kay, 24, was in munitions work, and Andy, 20, was a ground mechanic for the Royal Air Force. The family's life was shared by Bill McKenna, a Canadian soldier billeted with them. Alan Melville, the series author, based episodes on his own observations of life as it was at that time.