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The Brylcreem Boys 

(From Broxmouth at Keypublishing.co.uk) This was a TV play about a World War II bomber crew - broadcast sometime in the 1980s. The protagonist was an RAF ground crew who had committed some ... See full synopsis »

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George Hunn
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Sister
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Skipper (as Stephen Grives)
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Shorty
Osmund Bullock ...
Bredding
Paul Henley ...
Sven
Robert Swales ...
Bruce
Peter Whitman ...
Buzz
Spencer Banks ...
Denford
Stephen Riddle ...
Robin
Bunny May ...
Sarge
Robert Burbage ...
Bill
Peter Quince ...
Orderly
William Marshall ...
Child
Arthur Mitchell ...
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(From Broxmouth at Keypublishing.co.uk)

This was a TV play about a World War II bomber crew - broadcast sometime in the 1980s. The protagonist was an RAF ground crew who had committed some offence in 1942 and as a punishment he was made to mount guard all night on an East Anglian airfield in the depths of winter. It was bitter cold and standing in his frozen sentry box he got frostbite as a result - a 'mild' case - and was sent to recuperate in the only nearby hospital - which was a small 'cottage hospital' used for aircrew who had mentally cracked under the strain of bombing Berlin.

He is deeply offended to be put in with a ward of 'nutters'. who were all manic, catatonic or wildly deranged. But he was forced to stay as this was the only available facility. He deeply resents being lumped in with the 'Lack of Moral Fibre' cases but his complaints are ignored: "There's a war on!".

On his first night in the ward, a full moon is rising and he is astonished to see the catatonic bomber pilot...

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21 November 1979 (UK)  »

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