[Transcribed from Manny Yospa’s handwritten notes. DS]
The following are mainly just key names and topics mentioned, with spellings amended where possible. There is a sense that the interview moves backwards and forwards in time.
Born Bombay [now Mumbai], British parents, school in India. Had an 8mm cine-camera at age eight. Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]: 16mm; Major Tom Stobart (Bombay) Army Film Unit; Indian Navy Film Unit; Admiral Godfrey. Midshipman, CO Captain Bryan Langley; Instructor. Colonel Hodgkinson. SS Rangoon. Middle East; Russell Spur; David MacDonald. End of War.
Calcutta [now Kohlkata] civilian film studios; Friendly fire; Censorship. ACT. Hipkin; Kangor; Lt Noland; V.E.Day; Operation Zipper, Penang. Singapore Ferry.
Brig[adier?] Oliphant. Drive to Singapore; Colonel Chapman; Singapore surrender; Frank Owen; Brigadier Desmond Young. Sumatra, Java; RAPW; Prisoner of War camp.
Panumbang[?], Batavia; Desmond Wilcox; Sukarno [Indonesian politician]; Surabaya explosion.
September 28th continuation. India; Delhi, Japan, Hong Kong; Mutiny – Indian Navy; Kure, Japanese naval base; Hiroshima; Shanghai; Bankok; Back to India, Calcutta. Back in England; Pathe, ACT; Hipkins; Jay Lewis; Concorde Film; Bill McGarry [?]; Editing; Film Producers Guild; writers; Oswald Skillbrecks [?]; Independent production; Director; ICI; Jeanie Sims; Dick Richards; Vivian Black; Pathe; Ha’penny Breeze; Jay Lewis; co-productions; Sinclair Green on this. Paul Gallico; John Grierson; Group 3 [Films]; John Haggerty; Ridley’s Case.[?]
Lewis Gilbert; John Guillermin- Miss Robin Hood; return to Guild; Stella Jonquieer[?]; Ray Elton; Guild TV; commercials; Billy Williams; Award, Cannes Film Festival; Peter Duffell; TVA; Jim Garrett; Dick Lester. TVA in America, successful; Return to England; Launch film new cars; Wine films; Patrick MacNee; The Last Memsahib[?]; Japanese combat cameramen; BBC Wartime.
Elvis Presley film; First trip to America; Egypt 1956/7; Peter Shaw; Angela Lansbury; Valerie French; commercials [in] USA for cars; Comarro; Cannes; Filming in America.
10th October - General Discussion: Kevin O’Donovan McClory; Mike Todd; Bengal
Thunderball, Nassau. Gil Woyralf [? Almost impossible to decipher. DS]; Wedding; Bermuda; Horizons below; Land of Bengal; Battle of Britain film[?]
Calcutta; G..[indecipherable]; Ray and Denny Densham; Mountbatten; [Claude?] Auchinleck; Guild …? Pictorial; Ebbw Vale; Geoff Busby; chipboard; Pat Moyne[?]; Shirley Eaton; Ray Eltham [?]; Bill Williams.