30s Britain Vol 2: North Sea
North Sea (1938) directed by Harry Watt. An Aberdeen trawler in trouble gets assistance from Wick coastguard radio station, operated by the GPO. The first successful example of the now familiar drama-documentary.
The Saving of Bill Blewitt (1937) directed by Harry Watt. How two fishermen save up to replace their wrecked boat.
The Islanders (1939) directed by Maurice Harvey. Life on the islands of Eriskay, Guernsey and Inner Farne are linked to the mainland by the Post Office.
A Midsummers Days Work (1939). About the laying of an 18-mile underground telephone cable in the Chilterns from Amersham to Aylesbury.
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 86 mins, b/w.