A co-production between the BBC and the ABC of Australia. The film is a dedication to one of the greatest achievements in sporting history - the holy grail of athletics, the breaking of the four minute mile. It is a compelling account of this momentous human struggle against the human ‘sound barrier’.


Richard Huw .... Roger Bannister
Adrian Rawlins .... Chris Chatterway
Michael York .... Franz Stampfl
Adrian Dunbar .... Norris McWhirter
Richard Wilson ....
Harold Abrahams

Jim Goddard .... Director
Jeffrey Taylor .... Executive Producer
Graham Massey .... Producer (BBC)
Pom Oliver .... Producer
David Williamson .... Writer

Stagescreen Productions Ltd