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BBC Documentaries

Season 1948 1948

  • 1948-04-08T21:00:00+01:00 on BBC
  • 60 mins
  • 4 hours, 0 mins (4 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Documentaries produced by or for the BBC.

4 episodes

1948x01 UNESCO

  • Season Premiere

    1948-04-08T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

A television documentary arranged by John Grierson.
The story of the vast task of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation known as UNESCO in bringing aid to the war-damaged and backward countries of the world. The programme also covers the great scheme for the reclaiming of the unexplored Amazon basin.
The story told by John Grierson, Ritchie Calder, Jacquetta Hawkes, and Dr. Carneiro.
Introduced by J. B. Priestley.

1948x02 Close Quarters

  • 1948-04-20T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

One of the series of brilliant documentaries made by British film makers during the war.
It tells the story of a patrol by a British submarine off the coast of Norway, and shows vividly the hours of great danger which often followed a successful action.
The Cast: Officers and men of the Royal Navy

1948x03 Report on Germany

  • 1948-07-09T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

A documentary film report by Robert Barr on the recovery of Western Germany under Anglo-American control. This is a reconstruction of a personal tour of Western Germany and Berlin at a critical moment in the history of a defeated nation
The film used in this programme was specially shot by German cameramen working in association with G. del Strother

1948x04 Report on Germany

  • 1948-08-01T21:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Written and produced by Robert Barr.
A television documentary film made in Western Germany and Berlin during the present crisis.
The day-to-day scenes in Germany, the effect of currency reform, and the airlift into Berlin filmed by German cameramen working in association with G. del Strother.