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Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II. Full summary »
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Cast

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Tom Burlinson ... 'Fanny' Barton (6 episodes, 1988)

Neil Dudgeon ... 'Moggy' Cattermole (6 episodes, 1988)
George Anton ... 'Pip' Patterson (6 episodes, 1988)

Nathaniel Parker ... 'Flash' Gordon (6 episodes, 1988)

Boyd Gaines ... Christopher Hart III (6 episodes, 1988)
David Horovitch ... 'Uncle' Kellaway (6 episodes, 1988)

Richard Hope ... 'Skull' Skelton (6 episodes, 1988)

Michael Elwyn ... Air Commodore Bletchley (6 episodes, 1988)
Gordon Lovitt ... 'Sticky' Stickwell (5 episodes, 1988)
Gerard O'Hare ... 'Flip' Moran (5 episodes, 1988)

Jeremy Northam ... Fitz (4 episodes, 1988)

Tim Woodward ... Squadron Leader Rex (4 episodes, 1988)
Stephen MacKenna ... 'Micky' Marriott (4 episodes, 1988)
Helena Michell ... Mary (4 episodes, 1988)

Mark Womack ... '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)
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Series Directed by
Ian Toynton (6 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Writing credits
Leon Griffiths (6 episodes, 1988)
Derek Robinson (6 episodes, 1988)

Series Produced by
Linda Agran .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1988)
Andrew Holmes .... producer (6 episodes, 1988)

Adrian Bate .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Robert Eagle .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Peter Martin (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Peter Jessop (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Peter Wenham (6 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Costume Design by
Lynnette Cummin (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lynda Armstrong .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Harvey .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Dougie Lankston .... props (6 episodes, 1988)
Paul Stephenson .... full size aircraft construction (6 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Sound Department
Colin Chapman .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Gerard McCann .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
David Brighton .... special effects replica spitfire technician (unknown episodes)
Martin Gaskell .... lead special effects technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Steve Griffin .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Geoff Mulligan .... aerial camera operator (6 episodes, 1988)
Tim Potter .... focus puller (6 episodes, 1988)

Steve Brooke Smith .... aerial camera assistant (unknown episodes)
Peter Versey .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Simon Werry .... aerial camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Ray Hanna .... chief pilot (6 episodes, 1988)
Julie Robinson .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1988)

Walter Eichorn .... pilot: ME 109 (unknown episodes)
Nick Grace .... pilot: ME 109 (unknown episodes)
Jerry Grayson .... helicopter pilot (unknown episodes)
Stephen Grey .... pilot: Spitfire (unknown episodes)
Reg Hallam .... pilot: ME 109 (unknown episodes)
Mark Hanna .... chief pilot (unknown episodes)
Peter Jarvis .... pilot: Spitfire (unknown episodes)
Michael Malric-Smith .... helicopter pilot (unknown episodes)
Anita Mays .... pilot: B-25 (unknown episodes)
Hoof Proudfoot .... pilot: Spitfire (unknown episodes)
John Romain .... pilot: Harvard (unknown episodes)
Carl Schofield .... pilot: Spitfire (unknown episodes)
Brian Smith .... pilot: Spitfire (unknown episodes)
Vernon Thorpe .... pilot: B-25 (unknown episodes)
John Watts .... pilot: Spitfire (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
52 min (6 episodes)
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Certification:
UK:PG (original rating) (censored version) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2006) (uncut)

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Quotes:
'Skull' Skelton:They used to say women and children first.
'Moggy' Cattermole:Did they? But they can't fly Spitfires, can they?
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A very well developed production, 17 March 2002
Author: Scoopsrt (Scoopsrt@aol.com) from Knoxville, TN

I recently purchased the DVD set and couldn't wait to begin "the show". I stayed up one night and watched the complete series with no breaks in between discs. I thoroughly enjoyed this series! I also appreciate the time spent by the writers and director to introduce you to the personal lives of the individual of the pilots, friends and wives. By the end of the series I felt that I had begun to know them personally and as a result, shared in the losses and the hurt felt by the surviving kin. I almost felt that I would miss them as well and would now face a time of grief and mourning. Shifting over to the technical side of the production, although aerial combat scenes and special effects have progressed tremendously over the years, I was very pleased with the amount of "air time". Also, as a historical research photographer, I am quite concerned about historical accuracy and authenticity for any "period" type production. And since I am not an expert or authority on a large majority of WWII, much less the RAF, I hope that most of the period clothing, equipment...considering many years have passed...is very close to the "real mccoy." And even if most of the clothing and equipment might not be exactly "period correct", I was pleased to see that the producers and director attempted to focus my attention on the contributions and sacrifices of the brave men who willingly gave of themselves for a cause.

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