It Was a Solid Killing Match

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Delia created a piece "It Was a Solid Killing Match" for a 55-minute[1] BBC film Monty Returns to El Alamein, an outside broadcast for TV produced by "Ray Colley (N. Matthews)".[2]

This corresponds to a 16mm film mentioned by the Imperial War Museum with catalogue entry

Catalogue number: PMM 16
Production date: 1967-10-19
Place made: GB
Creator: BBC Television (Production company)
         Colley, Ray (Production individual)

whose description includes the phrase:

national and personal tastes in fighting (eg. Australians like a "solid killing match")[3]

and this programme is the cover story of Radio Times issue #2292 for programmes broadcast from 14-20th Oct 1967.[4]


  • Broadast on the 19th October 1967 on BBC1.[4][3][5]
  • The BBC Sound Archive tape TRW 6718 is missing.[2]
  • On 16mm film at the Imperial War Museum.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Monty Returns to El Alamein on
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Tape Library List's entry for TRW 6718.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Monty Returns To El Alamein on
  4. 4.0 4.1 The entry for Radio Times #2292 on
  5. Monty Returns to El Alamein on the BBC Genome Project.
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