U certificateThe Way Ahead is a Film programme that first aired in 1944 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Way Ahead is a 3 star programme

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The Way Ahead (1944)

Directed by
Carol Reed

Carol Reed's World War II documentary-drama, which was written by Eric Ambler and Peter Ustinov, follows the training that turns a group of raw recruits into an efficient battalion of soldiers and their subsequent baptisms of fire on the battlefield.

Written by

Also known as "The Immortal Battalion"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1944

3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Black and White

When is The Way Ahead next on TV?

It's next showing on Talking Pictures Tonight, 7:30pm and on Talking Pictures October 28th, 7:00pm. See more...


Image for David NivenDavid Niven...Lt. Jim Perry
Stanley Holloway...Pvt. Ted Brewer
James Donald...Pvt. Lloyd
John Laurie...Pvt. Luke
Leslie Dwyer...Pvt. Sid Beck
Hugh Burden...Pvt. Bill Parsons
Jimmy Hanley...Pvt. Geoffrey Stainer
Image for William HartnellWilliam Hartnell...Sgt. Ned Fletcher
Reginald Tate...The Training Company Commanding Officer
Image for Leo GennLeo Genn...Cap. Edwards
John Ruddock...Old Soldier
A. Bromley Davenport...Old Soldier
Renée Asherson...Marjorie Gillingham
Mary Jerrold...Mrs. Gillingham
Tessie O'Shea...Herself