British fascism in the 30s was organized under the person of Oswald Mosley, a strange figure who started as a Conservative, moved left to Labour, then completed almost a full circuit of the political spectrum by founding the British Union of Fascists in 1932. (Today, his greatest legacy is the character of Roderick Spode and his gang of “Black Shorts” in P.G. Wodehouse’s The Code of the Woosters.)
Did fascism make it into British films? Undoubtedly — as you can see by turning your dials to receive The Daily Notebook’s latest broadcast, The Forgotten.