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:
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 'Moggy' Cattermole (6 episodes, 1988)
George Anton ...
 'Pip' Patterson (6 episodes, 1988)
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 Chris Hart (6 episodes, 1988)
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 'Fitz' Fitzgerald (6 episodes, 1988)
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 'Flash' Gordon (6 episodes, 1988)
David Horovitch ...
 'Uncle' Kellaway (6 episodes, 1988)
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 'Skull' Skelton (6 episodes, 1988)
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 Air Commodore Bletchley (6 episodes, 1988)
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 'Fanny' Barton (5 episodes, 1988)
Gerard O'Hare ...
 'Flip' Moran (5 episodes, 1988)
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 Squadron Leader Rex (4 episodes, 1988)
Patrick Bailey ...
 'Mother' Cox (4 episodes, 1988)
Gordon Lovitt ...
 'Sticky' Stickwell (4 episodes, 1988)
Helena Michell ...
 Mary (4 episodes, 1988)
Stephen MacKenna ...
 'Micky' Marriott (3 episodes, 1988)
John Bleasdale ...
 L.A.C. Gullett (3 episodes, 1988)
Corinne Dacla ...
 Nicole (3 episodes, 1988)
Tom Radcliffe ...
 'Dicky' Starr (2 episodes, 1988)
Julian Gartside ...
 'Amanda' Steele-Stebbing (2 episodes, 1988)
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 'Moke' Miller (2 episodes, 1988)
Tomasz Borkowy ...
 'Zaddy' Zardarnowski (2 episodes, 1988)
Jason Calder ...
 Pilot Officer Trevelyan (2 episodes, 1988)
Ned Vukovic ...
 'Haddy' Haducek (2 episodes, 1988)
Simon Adams ...
 'Bing' MacFarlane (2 episodes, 1988)
Richard Hague ...
 Corporal (2 episodes, 1988)
Daniel André Pageon ...
 Henri (2 episodes, 1988)
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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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[while flying in the air, retreating from battle]
'Mother' Cox: Is that you, Moggy?
'Moggy' Cattermole: Yes, indeed as I live and breathe. You okay?
'Mother' Cox: I've lost my fingers!
'Moggy' Cattermole: That's a bit careless, old boy. Have you ever seen Peter Pan?
'Mother' Cox: What do you mean?
'Moggy' Cattermole: Well, don't you remember Captain Hook? I mean, he got by. I think they can do anything these days
'Mother' Cox: Thanks a lot, Moggy!
'Moggy' Cattermole: How are you going to land?
'Mother' Cox: I don't know. My mother is going to be furious about this!
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Great television
14 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Very good mini-series, but it falls a bit short of the excellent book by Derek Robinson. Air combat sequences are taken from the film "Battle of Britain". The acting is very good across the board, however, I'd like to see some more character development and lines for a few of the characters. See the film, but read the book as well. Also recommended are Derek Robinson's "Hornet's Sting", "Goshawk Squadron", and "A Good Clean Fight".


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