Main title from the 1974 ‘Wolf Pack’ episode of The World at War (1973-74) (1)

The World at War (1973–74)

Wolf Pack


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| TV Episode | United Kingdom | B&W | Documentary, History, War | 51min
| Stars: Laurence Olivier, Edward Butler, Peter Cremer
| E10 | 9th January, 1974

The submarine war, focusing mainly on the North Atlantic, tracking the development of both the convoy system and the German submarine strategy

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

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
Edward Butler
Himself – Ex Chief Petty Officer
Peter Cremer
Himself – Capt of U-333
Karl Dönitz
Himself – Chief of the Navy
William Edward Rawlings Eyton-Jones
Himself – SS Ben Vrachie
Thomas Finch
Hiimself – Chief Officer, ‘SS San Emiliano’
Peter Gretton
Himself – Escort Group Commander
Raymond Hart
Himself – ‘HMS Vidette’
Otto Kretschmer
Himself – Capt of U-99
Hartwig Looks
Himself – Capt of U-264
Wilfred Oulton
Himself – Coastal Command
Gilbert Roberts
Himself – Western Approaches Staff
Robert Sherwood
Himself – ‘HMS Bluebell’
Rodney Stone
Himself – ‘SS Gharinda’
Winston Churchill
Himself – PM of the UK (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler
Himself -Führer (archive footage)
Günther Prien
Himself – Capt of U-47 (archive footage)
Joachim Schepke
Himself – Capt of U-100 (archive footage)
Frederic John Walker
Himself – Anti-Submarine Warfare Commander (archive footage)
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Main title from the 1974 ‘Wolf Pack’ episode of The World at War (1973-74) (2). U-Boats in the Atlantic 1939-1944
Main title from the 1974 ‘Wolf Pack’ episode of The World at War (1973-74) (1)


Ted Childs
Director / Producer
J P W Mallalieu


Thames Television
Production company