Episode 2

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Episode 2 of 2

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Part two of a two-part drama. U-boat commander Werner Hartenstein has torpedoed the Laconia and mounted an extraordinary rescue operation. U-156's deck is crowded with Allied survivors fished out of the South Atlantic. But in the fog of war confusion reigns and U-156 is spotted by an American bomber which moves in to attack.

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  • The Laconia: Sinking an ocean liner onscreen

    The Laconia: Sinking an ocean liner onscreen

    Production designer Knut Loewe on the challenges of bringing The Sinking of the Laconia to life: "We needed to sink a 600-foot ocean-liner on screen and both the interior and exterior of a 200-foot submarine needed to be constructed from scratch as our primary filming location."

    Read Knut's post at the BBC TV blog


Elizabeth Fullwood
Lindsay Duncan
Captain Coutts
Nicholas Burns
Harry Townes
Ben Crompton
Henry Bates
Paul Hilton


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