On the 20th September 1967, thousands lined the banks of the River Clyde to watch the Queen launch one of the most technically advanced, fashionable and exciting transatlantic liners ever built.

 

The celebrations were short-lived. The QE2 was the last great liner to be built in Britain and that day marked the end of the heady days of shipbuilding on the Clyde. As the ship sailed away, the industry that created it slowly crumbled in it’s wake.

QE2: the Last Great Liner

Made with IWC Media for BBC Scotland and BBC2

First TX 2007.

Nominated for Celtic Media Festival best Factual Documentary Award 2008

Narrated by BILL PETRIE

Photography DOUGLASS CAMPBELL,

DAVE McCORMICK, PAUL RILEY

Sound ALLAN YOUNG,

DOUGLASS KERR, JEFF WILLIS

Dubbing JOHN COBBAN

Assistant Producer HAYLEY BRUNTON

Editor ALEX BROAD

Executive producers 

ELSPETH O’HARE, EWAN ANGUS

Produced and directed by

IAN LILLEY

Documentary

Producer | director

© 2015 Ian Lilley