Second World War drama starring Eric Portman and John Mills.
Dispatched to destroy the Nazis' latest battleship, the British submarine Sea Tiger finds herself short of fuel and food, a long way from home.
Beginning BBC4's War Stories strand. Director Anthony Asquith (1943. U)
An exploration of the movie world's depiction of the Second World War. From forgotten gems such as Frieda to classics including Ice Cold in Alex, the programme explores how war films have changed over time and how they have become celebrated icons of British culture.
Rousing Second World War biopic of RJ Mitchell, designer of the Spitfire fighter plane, directed by and starring Leslie Howard, and also starring David Niven. Mitchell and his test pilot Geoffrey Crisp work tirelessly to develop the aeroplane that is destined to play a vital role in the battle against the Luftwaffe.
Review page 43. (1942, U)
The War Stories strand continues with III Met by Moonlight tomorrow at 9pm
Lights, camera, Me!: Andrew Collins on actors who direct themselves: page 41
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