Piece of Cake (1988)

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Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.

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Series cast summary:
 'Fanny' Barton (6 episodes, 1988)
 'Moggy' Cattermole (6 episodes, 1988)
George Anton ...
 'Pip' Patterson (6 episodes, 1988)
 'Flash' Gordon (6 episodes, 1988)
 Christopher Hart III (6 episodes, 1988)
David Horovitch ...
 'Uncle' Kellaway (6 episodes, 1988)
 'Skull' Skelton (6 episodes, 1988)
 Air Commodore Bletchley (6 episodes, 1988)
Gordon Lovitt ...
 'Sticky' Stickwell (5 episodes, 1988)
Gerard O'Hare ...
 'Flip' Moran (5 episodes, 1988)
 Fitz (4 episodes, 1988)
 Squadron Leader Rex (4 episodes, 1988)
Stephen MacKenna ...
 'Micky' Marriott (4 episodes, 1988)
Helena Michell ...
 Mary (4 episodes, 1988)
 'Moke' Miller (3 episodes, 1988)
Tom Radcliffe ...
 'Dicky' Starr (2 episodes, 1988)
Patrick Bailey ...
 'Mother' Cox (2 episodes, 1988)
John Bleasdale ...
 L.A.C. Gullet (2 episodes, 1988)
Jason Calder ...
 Pilot Officer Trevelyan (2 episodes, 1988)


The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men wile away their time with some engaging in dangerous stunts while others woo some of the local lasses. The phony war comes to an end in April 1940 and the Battle of Britain begins. By September that year, few of them are left and despite their success, few see themselves as heroes. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | War


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Release Date:

2 October 1988 (UK)  »

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(6 episodes)


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'Sticky' Stickwell: I will get double pneumonia
'Uncle' Kellaway: You're young fit chaps, nonsense!
'Sticky' Stickwell: I should have listened to my mother, she's always knitting things
'Moggy' Cattermole: Was that how she made you?
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Best 300 minutes ever
13 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must say I really enjoyed every moment when I watched the whole series after buying the DVD-Box. The Music is beautifully, brilliantly fantastic. The production makes the feeling of a school class where the boys in the group are drawn to certain small gangs within the group. Some of them are really close friends while some seem like sworn enemies. It is so exiting to follow them in their journey from unexperienced boys to become real fighters. They do not really understand the seriousness until they are drawn into real action.

The American (Boid Gains) does a really good job here, I can't understand why he wasn't used more in Hollywood after his brilliant performance in this successful masterpiece of TV production.

Neil Dudgeon is fabulous and why didn't Jeremy Northam and Nathaniel Parker get more of their recognition from Piece of Cake I wonder.

I don't really fancy WW2 war birds and that sort of military stuff but I really loved this mini series. So I suppose you don't have to be a "flyboy freak" to enjoy this mini series.

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