Main title from the 1973 ‘Distant War’ episode of The World at War (1973-74) (1)

The World at War (1973–74)

Distant War

(1973)

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| TV Episode | United Kingdom | Colour | Documentary, History, War | 51min
| Stars: Laurence Olivier, Robert Boothby, R A Butler
| Season 1, episode 2

The invasions of Poland, the Winter War, the sinking of the Graf Spee, the ‘phony war’, failure in Norway and the elevation of Winston Churchill to Prime Minister

The World at War (1973-74) opening credits
The World at War (1973–74)
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Episode cast

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Photo of Laurence Oliver narrating The World at War (1973-4). The actor is in rolled-up shirt sleeves while reading the script in front of a microphone
Himself – Narrator
Robert Boothby
Himself – Conservative MP
R A Butler
Himself – Foreign Affairs
Lord Chandos
Himself
J R Colville
Himself – Chamberlain’s Private Secretary
Lucy Faithfull
Herself – Children’s Care Organiser
Bernard Kops
Himself – Child Evacuee
Martin Lindsay
Himself – British Army Officer
John Simon
Himself – Chancellor of the Exchequer (archive footage)
Charles Woodhouse
Himself – Capt HMS Ajax
Neville Chamberlain
Himself – PM of the UK
Winston Churchill
Himself – First Lord of the Admiralty (archive footage)
Édouard Daladier
Himself – Prime Minister of France 1938-40 (archive footage)
Gracie Fields
Herself – Entertainer (archive footage)
George Formby
Himself – Entertainer (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler
Himself – Führer (archive footage)
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Pictures

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Main title from the 1973 ‘Distant War’ episode of The World at War (1973-74) (2). September 1939 – May 1940
Main title from the 1973 ‘Distant War’ episode of The World at War (1973-74) (1)

Production

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David Elstein
Laurence Thompson
Writer

Companies

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Thames Television
Production company