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In Which We Serve


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The first of three
British films specially presented to commemorate the 40th anniversary of VE Day, all made during World War II and each about a different branch of the armed services. This famous tribute to the Royal Navy starring Noel Coward
John Mills and Celia Johnson tells the stirring story of HMS Torrin and those who served in her. It was inspired by the real-life exploits of the destroyer HMS Kelly commanded by Lord Louis Mountbatten.
Original story and screenplay by NOEL COWARD
Produced by NOEL COWARD and ANTHONY HAVELOCK-ALLAN Directed by NOEL COWARD and DAVID LEAN Tomorrow The Way Ahead and The Way to the Stars
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Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Celia Johnson
Unknown: Lord Louis Mountbatten.
Unknown: Noel Coward
Produced By: Noel Coward
Unknown: Anthony Havelock-Allan
Directed By: Noel Coward
Directed By: David Lean
Captain 'D': Noel Coward
O/S 'Shorty' Blake: John Mills
CPO Walter Hardy: Bernard Miles
Alix (Mrs Kinross): Celia Johnson
Mrs Hardy: Joyce Carey
Freda Lewis: Kay Walsh
Number one: Derek Elphinstone
'Flags': Michael Wilding
'Guns': Robert Sansom
'Torps': Philip Friend
Doctor: James Donald
Engineer commander: Ballard Berkeley
'Snotty': Chimmo Branson
Sub-Lt RNVR: Kenneth Carten
Young stoker: Richard Attenborough

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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