Finest Hour: Films by Humphrey Jennings

Dir: Humphrey Jennings


Humphrey Jennings is often acclaimed for the visual excellence of his films, their poetry and the keenness of his talent for observation. This programme ably demonstrates these.

This selection gives an enlightening insight of the lives of Britain during the war years. This collection spans the 30s and 40s and brings together 4 documentaries Spare TimeWords For Battle, The Silent Village and Listen to Britain.

Each one shows the British and Britain itself at a time of change and upheaval. As British as Laurence Olivier, who lends his austere voice to the narration of Words For Battle.

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