Wednesday 24 May 2017

Lord Mountbatten - Thames Television - Today Programme

In this interview, Mountbatten says he has no idea of television and how it works, yet in Brian Hoey's Mountbatten book he advises the author to be filmed a few inches above his head so the lines on the aging face are not visible. He said he learned this from his Hollywood friends. He and his new wife Edwina also honeymooned in Hollywood.

Mountbatten was best friends with Douglas Fairbanks Jr and so while it's clear he's arrogant and haughty in this follow up interview, it's also clear his obsession with staging events down to the smallest detail proves he knew exactly what he would be getting into when he made a 12 part Television series puff-piece about his life.