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The First of the Few

Biopic that chronicles the true story of how two of the most remarkable men in aviation history - visionary Spitfire designer RJ Mitchell and his test pilot Geoffrey Crisp - designed a streamlined monoplane that led to the development of the Spitfire.

1 hour, 54 minutes

Last on

Fri 8 May 2015 06:20
BBC Two except Scotland, Wales

Credits

Role Contributor
RJ MitchellLeslie Howard
Geoffrey CrispDavid Niven
Diana MitchellRosamund John
Commander BrideRoland Culver
Miss HarperAnnie Firth
Mr HigginsDavid Horne
Sir Robert McLeanJH Roberts
Squadron Leader JeffersonDerrick de Marney
Mabel LovesayRosalyn Boulter
MacPhersonHerbert Cameron
Lady Lucy HoustonToni Edgar-Bruce
Major BuchanGordon McLeod
Mr Henry RoyceGeorge Skillan
Willy MesserschmittErik Freund
Von StrabenFritz Wendhausen
KrantzJohn Chandos
Von CrantzVictor Beaumont
DirectorLeslie Howard
ProducerGeorge King
WriterMiles Malleson
WriterAnatole De Grunwald
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