Painted Boats

Ealing docu-drama portrait of English canal life, modestly charting the lives of two boat families with the aid of a Louis MacNeice commentary, and examining the demands of tradition and change in the immediate postwar world. The sole product of a proposed studio series to consolidate the wartime fusions of fiction and documentary, elsewhere sustained only intermittently until TV stepped wholeheartedly into the breach.

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Cast and crew

Charles Crichton
Stephen Black
Jenny Laird
Robert Griffith
Bill Blewett
May Hallatt
Grace Arnold
Harry Fowler