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16 September 1967 (UK) See more »
The story of Wing Commander Yeo-Thomas (Kenneth More) and his personal WWII story.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 27 of 44)

Kenneth More ... Wing Cmdr. Yeo-Thomas (1 episode, 1967)
Christopher Benjamin ... Cadillac (1 episode, 1967)
Roger Booth ... German orderly on train (1 episode, 1967)
Stephen Bradley ... Ernst (1 episode, 1967)
Leo Britt ... French grocer (1 episode, 1967)
Denise Buckley ... Barbara (1 episode, 1967)
Anthony Colby ... Gestapo guard (1 episode, 1967)

David Collings ... Horace (1 episode, 1967)
Carl Conway ... Gestapo guard (1 episode, 1967)

Annette Crosbie ... José Dupuis (1 episode, 1967)
Frank Duncan ... Commentator (1 episode, 1967)
Dennis Edwards ... Chief of Lyons Gestapo (1 episode, 1967)
Scott Fredericks ... Gestapo guard (1 episode, 1967)
Martin Gordon ... Gestapo railway policeman (1 episode, 1967)
George Hagan ... Pierre Brossolette (1 episode, 1967)
Tony Handy ... Abeille (1 episode, 1967)
Davyd Harries ... S.O.E. orderly (1 episode, 1967)
Stephen Hubay ... Gestapo guard (1 episode, 1967)
Donald Layne-Smith ... Lawyer (1 episode, 1967)
Fiona Lewis ... Jeanne Helbing (1 episode, 1967)
Peter Lund ... Gestapo guard (1 episode, 1967)
Alan MacNaughton ... Rudi (1 episode, 1967)
Sally Nesbitt ... Suni Sandoe (1 episode, 1967)
Derek Newark ... Prison guard (1 episode, 1967)

John Owens ... Despatch rider (1 episode, 1967)
Roy Purcell ... Col. Brierley (1 episode, 1967)
Gregory Scott ... Gestapo railway policeman (1 episode, 1967)

Series Directed by
Peter Hammond (1 episode, 1967)
Series Writing credits
Bruce Marshall (4 episodes, 1967)
Michael Voysey (4 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
David Conroy .... producer (1 episode, 1967)
Series Production Design by
John Cooper (1 episode, 1967)

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50 min (5 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Kenneth More recalls in his autobiography, "More or Less" (1978), that the film copyright to "White Rabbit" was held by Hal E. Chester. Chester would not give permission for the BBC series to be made in case he decided to make a film of the book himself. However, the BBC (in British Law) can by-pass this, provided they make one transmission only of the subject and do not repeat the programme or sell it elsewhere. According to More, the then Controller of Features at the BBC, David Attenborough, decided to go ahead with the project, show it once and then destroy the tapes. It is therefore unlikely that any copy of this production still exists.See more »


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"The White Rabbit": Our BBC Ealing Studios Quest, 9 January 2003
Author: John Ruffle from London, England

I'm a college lecturer - and my office and classroom just happens to be the location used in "The White Rabbit" mini-series aired in 1967 on BBC2.

Our college location is less than a stone's throw from the historic "Ealing Studios". The room used as the Nazi HQ in the BBC production was, at that time, the library of "Ealing Grammar School for Boys". It is now an open access I.T. area in a college of further education, and most of the shelving has gone. However, I've managed to stop the last wall of the oak bookshelves featured in the drama from being ripped down; indeed, it is now the main feature in my individual learning area, which is in a part of the main room.

Alas, I've never seen the production, (which is either 5 episodes, 4 episodes or 4 + 1 pilot, depending who you believe). If anyone can help me in locating an archive copy, and getting us a dub, (or just some production stills that we can frame and put up "on location"), I'd be very grateful.

I personally believe that giving youth a sense of history and "connectedness" should be a core part of education. Our "White Rabbit" project is just one of the ways we are exploring the historic motion picture / media roots of our local Ealing community.

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