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Denis Quilley ...
Captain Waterhouse
Simon Cadell ...
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Sean Barrett ...
Steward (as Seán Barrett)
Suzanne Danielle ...
Milly
Douglas Lambert ...
American Passenger
Helen Horton ...
American Lady Passenger
John Graham ...
Scottish Passenger
William Merrow ...
German Passenger
Neville Phillips ...
English Passenger
Richard Foxton ...
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Matthew Long ...
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An aeroplane flying from London to Edinburgh with a party of surgeons on board is apparently taken over by a hi-jacker. He has taken the stewardess prisoner in a toilet and will shoot her if his demands are not met. This involves a landing at Manchester airport and the delivery onboard of two parachutes and a million pounds. As the plane goes on its way the passengers are informed that the hi-jacker has bailed out. But did he ever exist? And how innocent are the crew in all of this? Written by don @ minifie-1

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26 December 1981 (UK)  »

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Exactly what I'd expect from BA
14 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A flight is set to take off from London to Edinburgh, a number of the passengers are surgeons, heading an important convention, they all take through all manner of surgical equipment, knives and appliances. One of the guests is a suspicious looking man in sunglasses, not long after they've taken off he's taken stewardess Millie hostage and has started a hijack, the Pilots are alerted. He asks for £1m in used notes, diversion to Manchester, and two parachutes.

It's funny to think by today's standards how you could manage to get appliances on a Plane by sweet talking one of the guards, and how you could manage to get on a plane in dark glasses.

As has been mentioned, Series 4 has been a definite mix of good and bad, but the standard overall is still pretty good, this is definitely one of the better episodes.

Utterly far fetched, but fun, diverting enough, 6/10


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