Brian Ash (Anthony Andrews) is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. ... See full summary »
A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
Owing to the shortage of WW1 aircraft in flyable condition, many of the aerial scenes were filmed using 1/6 scale radio-controlled models. One of the model aircraft operators was Derek Piggott, who was a stunt pilot in the film, 'The Blue Max'. See more »
It appears to be available on DVD from an English company called Rare TV
I agree that this is an outstanding series and if you know anything about WW1 aviation, the dialog includes many historically correct details about tactics and military aviation of the time.
There is something of a resurgence in WW1 movies right now, with Joyuex Noel, The Trench, A Very Long Engagement and others coming to mind. Lets hope it continues.
Always hoped a follow series would be filmed. With Peter Jackson owning a whole bunch of WW1 aircraft here in NZ (which all fly) and a WW1 tank, perhaps it can be his next project after his remake of Dam Busters.
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