Trouble in the Air

Trouble in the Air is a 1948 British comedy film directed by Charles Saunders and starring Freddie Frinton, Jimmy Edwards and Bill Owen.[1] It was made at Highbury Studios as a second feature. The film's sets were designed by the art director Don Russell.

Trouble in the Air
Directed byCharles Saunders
Produced byGeorge Black Jr.
Alfred Black
Written byGeorge Black Jr.
Alfred Black
Jack Davies
Martin Lane
Michael Pertwee
StarringFreddie Frinton
Jimmy Edwards
Bill Owen
Music byArthur Wilkinson
CinematographyRoy Fogwell
Edited byGraeme Hamilton
Highbury Productions
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
1 November 1948
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A BBC broadcaster travels to a small village for a feature on a bell ringing team, but becomes entangled in an attempt by a spiv to cheat an impoverished local landowner. Assisted by the loyal butler the landowner is eventually saved by a football pools win, even if the broadcast turns out to be a disaster.


  • Freddie Frinton as Fred Somers
  • Jimmy Edwards as B. Barrington Crockett
  • Joyce Golding as Miss Polly Clinch
  • Bill Owen as 1st Spiv
  • Malcolm Russell as Sir Charles Newdigate
  • Laurence Naismith as Tom Hunt
  • Jon Pertwee as Truelove
  • Sam Costa as 2nd Spiv
  • Lisa Lee as Mrs. Hunt
  • Dennis Vance as Larry Somers
  • Stella Hamilton as April Newdigate
  • Lionel Murton as 1st Boy
  • David Liney as 2nd Boy
  • Gerald Kent as Mr. Barnes
  • Patsy Drake as Cockett's Secretary


  1. Chibnall & MacFarlane p.


  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

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