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The Battle of the River Plate


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John Gregson
Anthony Quayle
With the coming of war in 1939, the German pocket battleship GrafSpee poses a grave threat to British shipping. However, the Royal Navy's attempts to catch the craft, let alone destroy it, seem doomed to failure. This gripping reconstruction of actual events presents both sides of the conflict.
Writer/Producer/Director Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 0 FILMS: pages 17-21


Unknown: John Gregson
Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Director: Michael Powell
Director: Emeric Pressburger
Captain Bell: John Gregson
Commodore Harwood: Anthony Quayle
Capt Langsdorff: Peter Finch
Capt Woodhouse: Ian Hunter
Capt Barry: Jack Gwillim
Capt Dove: Bernard Lee
Mike Fowler: Lionel Murton
Mr Millington-Drake: Anthony Bushel]
Lt Cdr Medley: Patrick MacNee

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The Battle of the River Plate

BBC One London, 6 May 1990 15.00

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