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Raylton Fleming ("Ray")

Profile

Dates
1949-1962
Role
Director; Producer
Newsreels / Cinemagazines
Mining Review; British Calendar; Transatlantic Teleview; Dateline Britain; Moslems In Britain; Viewpoint
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Career

Raylton Fleming worked as a production assistant for Data Film Productions, and as such, worked on several Mining Review stories. His credits include Production Assistant for ‘A DIM VIEW’ in Mining Review 2nd Year No.5 of January 1949 and Director for ‘PITMEN’S DERBY’ in Mining Review 2nd Year No.12 of August 1949.

From 1956 Ray Fleming worked for Film and Television Divisions, of the Central Office of Information (COI). He initially worked on a number of series such as Transatlantic Teleview, Dateline Britain, Viewpoint and Topic. He was instrumental in the creation of the ‘news magazine’ series British Calendar, later Calendar. In the COI monthly report for December 1959 it was noted ‘As a result of discussions while Mr Fleming was in NY, preliminary work was begun on a low cost news magazine series for the US to be called The British Calendar. The first issue is scheduled for despatch to NY late in January’. He also co-produced early issues of the technicolor cinemagazine series, ‘Roundabout’ (1962-1974). Some of his credits include ‘FACE OF YOUTH’, Dateline Britain No.1, released in 1959 and ‘CARDIFF’, Moslems In Britain No.2, released 1961.

Sources

NoS Number 345499; Mining Review 2nd Year Number 5; Date released January 1949: NoS Number 345622; Mining Review 2nd Year Number 12; Date released August 1949: The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) INF 6/130-132: TNA: PRO INF 8/36 December, p.27. TNA: PRO INF 8/34 September, p.28: NoS Number 324197; Dateline Britain Number 5; Date released 1959: NoS Number 327134; Moslems Britain Number 2; Date released 1961: NoS Number 327511; Roundabout Number 1; Date released May 1962.

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