Piece of Cake (1988– )

September 1939 

At the start of WWII, eager-beaver RAF squadron Hornet gloats over their kills until they learn they actually shot down British fliers. The squad is transferred to France and acquires an American pilot.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
'Ram' Ramsey
Tom Radcliffe ...
'Dicky' Starr
George Anton ...
Gordon Lovitt ...
Gerard O'Hare ...
'Flip' Moran
Patrick Bailey ...
'Mother' Cox
'Fitz' Fitzgerald
'Moke' Miller
Chris Hart
'Uncle' Kellaway


As Britain declares war on Germany in September 1939, the RAF's Hornet squadron is in good shape for their upcoming transfer to France. They have been together for a year and are, all in all, good pilots. The squadron has come under the command of Squadron Leader Rex whose predecessor died in a bizarre accident on the ground. One of the pilots, 'Fanny' Barton, come face to face with the reality of war when he learns that the JU-88 he shot down was actually an RAF plane. Once in France, the men settle into their new billet, a French château. They get a warm welcome from the locals and one of the pilots, 'Moggy" Cattermole, even flies his plane under a bridge. The squadron also welcomes a new pilot, American Christopher Hart. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | War



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2 October 1988 (UK)  »

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Spitfires were not deployed to France in 1939-40. Fighter Command chief Hugh "Stuffy" Dowding sent the more numerous Hawker Hurricanes. See more »


'Sticky' Stickwell: Damn good show, Fanny!
'Fanny' Barton: I think we recruited ourselves rather well!
'Pip' Patterson: You got the first kill! Do you realise that? HORNET got the first kill!
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Plaisir d'amour
Written by Johann Martini
(sung at French reception)
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