U certificateSink the Bismarck! is a Film programme that first aired in 1960 and has been classified a U certificate.

Sink the Bismarck! is a 4 star programme

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Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Directed by
Lewis Gilbert

Lewis Gilbert's Second World War drama stars Kenneth More as Captain John Shepherd, who is charged with masterminding the British attack on Germany's largest battleship, The Bismarck. As the enemy ship, captained by Captain Lindemann, breaks out from its anchorage in Norway to join the rest of the German fleet at Brest, Shepherd, from his control room in London's Admiralty building, sends out the British ships to take on her might. The mix of war footage, newsreels and superb models conveys the climatic sea battles, while More gives a strong performance as the unflappable Shepherd.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1960

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Black and White

When is Sink the Bismarck! next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 February 28th, 4:45pm and on Film4 Plus 1 February 28th, 5:45pm. See more...


Image for Kenneth MoreKenneth More...Cap. Jonathan Shepard
Dana Wynter...2nd Officer Anne Davis
Carl Möhner...Cap. Lindemann
Laurence Naismith...First Sea Lord
Karel Stepanek...Admiral Gunter Lutjens
Maurice Denham...Commander Richards
Mark Dignam...Cap. 'Ark Royal'
Michael Goodliffe...Cap. Banister
Jack Gwillim...Cap. 'King George V'
Michael Hordern...CIC on 'King George V'
Geoffrey Keen...Assistant Chief of Naval Staff
Esmond Knight...Cap. 'Prince of Wales'
Jack Watling...Signals Officer
Edward R. Murrow...Himself
Ernest Clark...Cap. 'Suffolk'