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Battle Of The River Plate, The

If you’re ‘mad as hell’ that the Academy couldn’t be arsed to give Peter Finch the Oscar until after he died, you’ll go for this Archers-helmed first of two WWII Finch films this week. Here he captains the Graf Spee, on the run from Anthony ‘veal’ Quayle’s HMS Ajax. They who also served – Bernard ‘M’ Lee, Patrick Macnee, Roger ”le Maitre’ Delgado, Christopher Lee, John Schlesinger, John Le Mesurier, Barry ‘der Valk’ Foster and a mercifully microphone-free Anthony ‘Merkin’ Newley.

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