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

 (Series Cast Summary - 17 of 26)

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

Boyd Gaines ... Chris Hart (6 episodes, 1988)

Jeremy Northam ... 'Fitz' Fitzgerald (6 episodes, 1988)

Nathaniel Parker ... 'Flash' Gordon (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)

Tom Burlinson ... 'Fanny' Barton (5 episodes, 1988)
Gerard O'Hare ... 'Flip' Moran (5 episodes, 1988)

Tim Woodward ... 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)
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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 Nicolson .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 1988)

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)
Mike Woodley .... aerial co-ordinator (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:
312 min
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Certification:
UK:PG (original rating) (censored version) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2006) (uncut)

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Goofs:
Factual errors: All of the Spitfires used had propellers that had 4 blades. During the Battle of Britain (when this series takes place), Spitfires used propellers that had only 3 blades.See more »
Quotes:
[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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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
For once, a movie (or TV series) better than the book, 9 March 2000
Author: darencogdon from Edinburgh, Scotland

Forgiving the various historical inaccuracies (Spitfires instead of Hurricanes, aircraft colour schemes, etc) this is a very enjoyable piece of TV.

Though it may be hard to choose one truly great character in the programme, as there are so many, I really have to admire 'Moggy' Cattermole. Moggy gets the best lines, without a doubt, and he is undeniably the one we'd all want to be. Unbelievably charming, absolutely dashing and the definition of wit itself, Moggy steals the show on the ground. But it is the aerial content that I wanted to watch in this - the fight scenes are well done, and the way in which the whole thing is brought together (well explained in a very informative and thought provoking book, 'How They Made.....') is quite remarkable.

Throughly enjoyed over and over on video, too.

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