Jimmy Bancroft, a fighter pilot, who is recovering from injuries sustained during the Battle of Britain, and his nurse Hazel Broome, come across a pair of rare birds nestling in a field. ...
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Jimmy Bancroft, a fighter pilot, who is recovering from injuries sustained during the Battle of Britain, and his nurse Hazel Broome, come across a pair of rare birds nestling in a field. After a run in with the army, and a couple of thieves, they, with the cooperation of the village people and the Ornithology Society, help the eggs to hatch. A wonderful look at life in a small village, during World War II.Written by
Nancy, the character played by Jean Gillie, is referred to as a "land girl." During WW II, these were girls from London, Manchester, and other big cities who went to the country to work on farms, since all the men were serving in the war. See more »
This love of animals and nature has always been part and parcel of the British way of life and it's going to go on being. Now then, we've welcomed to our country thousands of foreigners - French, Dutch, Poles, Czechs, and so on, and a lot of them are jolly decent people and anyway they can't help being foreigners...
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End credits: 'AND The Tawny Pipits- Mr and Mrs Pipit'. See more »
The real essence of this delightful rural comedy: Civlized societies defend their weakest members and value every person, including eccentrics.
Remember that in the '30s, many people saw totalitarianism as being the new. organized, "efficient" way - whilst western Europe was disorganized. The West's governments were seen as being to hidebound and conservative, lacking answers to the chaos of the Depression.
Tawny Pippit showed that our "old-fashioned" system had the right stuff, because it valued freedom, the right to be different and protection of the weak, and showed that countries facing challenges can succeed, even if seeming dis-organized, through shared morals & commitment coming from the people themselves and not dictated - it proved that in the end, good government is the servant of the people.
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