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The Aeronauts 

Les chevaliers du ciel (original title)
In the 1960s, two fighter pilots are assigned to Dijon air base, France.




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Series cast summary:
Jacques Santi Jacques Santi ...  Michel Tanguy 39 episodes, 1967-1970
Christian Marin ...  Ernest Laverdure 39 episodes, 1967-1970
Roger Pigaut Roger Pigaut ...  Capitaine Merlet / ... 14 episodes, 1967-1970
Jacques Richard Jacques Richard ...  Commandant Mounier / ... 14 episodes, 1967-1969
Valéry Inkijinoff ...  Mr. X / ... 14 episodes, 1967-1968
Michèle Girardon ...  Nicole 13 episodes, 1967
Jean-Claude Michel Jean-Claude Michel ...  Colonel Le Guenn 13 episodes, 1967
Jean Sobieski Jean Sobieski ...  Philippe Larrafieu 13 episodes, 1967
Muriel Baptiste Muriel Baptiste ...  Muriel 13 episodes, 1967
Ivan Desny ...  Erik 13 episodes, 1967
Maria-Rosa Rodriguez Maria-Rosa Rodriguez ...  Gisèle 13 episodes, 1967
Ian Ireland ...  Stève Lester 13 episodes, 1967
Gabriel Gascon Gabriel Gascon ...  Louis Gagnon 13 episodes, 1967
Nicolas Vogel Nicolas Vogel ...  Capitaine Mercier 13 episodes, 1967
Marlène Jobert ...  Irène 13 episodes, 1967
Catherine Diamant Catherine Diamant ...  Chantal 13 episodes, 1967
José Luis de Vilallonga ...  Max 13 episodes, 1967


In the 1960s, two fighter pilots are assigned to Dijon air base, France.

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Release Date:

16 September 1967 (France) See more »

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The Aeronauts See more »

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Black and White (13 episodes)| Color (26 episodes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Against the director's expectations, authorization was received to film a sequence where an unmarked all-black T-33 was fleeing at low-altitude over Paris to avoid radar. The production crew were limited to three passes by the unidentified aircraft over the Seine; in case of mishap, the plane would crash in the water, rather than on the city. The scene caused panic as people on the ground feared a genuine attack was taking place. See more »


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Les Chevaliers du ciel
Performed by Johnny Hallyday
Music by Bernard Kesslair and Johnny Hallyday
Lyrics by Jacques Chaumelle
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Very good as I remember it.
4 December 2007 | by welshNickSee all my reviews

This TV series came out of France in the late sixties and a dubbed version was shown on the BBC in the early seventies. As a small boy whose father was a pilot in the RAF at the time I found it all quite fascinating. As far as I can remember two pilots of the French Air Force were officially listed as missing but were in actual fact doing some quite dirty jobs for the French government predominately in North Africa. The aeriel shots for their time were quite excellent and by the third series they were making it in colour. At least one annual was brought out by the BBC (saw it on ebay) and almost all the boys I knew at school watched it. It is still possible to get the french version on DVD though I fear like so many others the English print has gone forever. I'd dearly love to see this again but I fear all I will have is some rather fond memories.

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