War at Sea: Scotland’s Story (2015): S01E02 – The Battle of the U-Boats


Two-part documentary telling the story of the battle for control of the North Sea during the First World War.

Also known as Scotland’s War at Sea.

Part 01: The Dreadnoughts of Scapa Flow.


In April 1917, German U-boats were sinking a dozen British ships every day. The first sea lord, Jellicoe, warned that Britain might not be able to carry on fighting into 1918.

In the second of this two-part series, David Hayman explores Germany’s World War One U-boat threat and the fascinating and dastardly ploys Britain used against the submarines.

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s): David Hayman.
  • Director(s): Andy Twaddle.
  • Producer(s):
    • Rachel Bell … executive producer (2 episodes, 2016).
    • David Harron … executive producer (2 episodes, 2016).
    • Laura Mitchell … assistant producer (2 episodes, 2016).
    • Andy Twaddle … producer (2 episodes, 2016).
    • Jackie Williamson … production executive (2 episodes, 2016).
  • Writer(s):
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
  • Editor(s): Tony Dickinson.
  • Release Date: 07 April 2015 (episode 01) and 14 April 2015 (episode 02).
  • Production: BBC Scotland.
  • Distributor(s): BBC Two (2015) and BBC Four (2016).
  • Running Time: 59 minutes.
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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