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: We Dive at Dawn

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)


Unknown: Eric Portman
Unknown: John Mills.
Director: Anthony Asquith

: War Stories

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.

: The First of the Few

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


Unknown: Rj Mitchell
Unknown: Leslie Howard
Unknown: David Niven.
Unknown: Geoffrey Crisp
Unknown: Andrew Collins

: War Stories

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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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