After the end of the Second World War, Jack Ruskin, a demobbed pilot, attempts to make a living from his one-plane airline business.
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Roy Marsden Roy Marsden ...  Jack Ruskin 9 episodes, 1982
Richard Heffer ...  Peter Witney 8 episodes, 1982
Sean Scanlan Sean Scanlan ...  Jock McEvoy 8 episodes, 1982
Polly Hemingway ...  Jennie Shaw 8 episodes, 1982
Peter Schofield Peter Schofield ...  Frank Shaw / ... 8 episodes, 1982
Terence Rigby ...  Ernie Cade 7 episodes, 1982
Jeanne Watts Jeanne Watts ...  Mrs. Shaw 7 episodes, 1982
Michael Wisher ...  Kellett 6 episodes, 1982
Christopher Gray Christopher Gray ...  Alby Clarke 4 episodes, 1982
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Newly-discharged from the RAF after World War II, Jack Ruskin, a blunt no-nonsense Yorkshireman, decides to set up his own airline, Ruskin Air Services. Something of an idealist, Jack is prepared to bend every rule in the book to achieve his goal of flying a Dakota once again. He soon does a deal with Ernie Cade, a notorious spiv who can lay his hands on any item of war surplus - for the right price - and then enlists Peter Witney as co-pilot and Jock McEvoy as maintenance engineer. But his long absences start to put a strain on his relationship with Jennie, his girlfriend. Written by Martin Underwood

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1940s | aviation | See All (2) »

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UK

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English

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3 January 1982 (UK) See more »

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(9 episodes)

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Color
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Brilliant series
2 May 2009 | by hippiedave61See all my reviews

I watched this first time around, and shortly going to watch it again from original TV transfers a friend found in their attic, definitely deserves a proper release and shows how much ITV have declined over the years. Always been a big fan of Richard Heffer from his time in Survivors and many other things, sadly absent from television mostly today all thanks to the glut of so called reality.Roy Marsden is a fantastic actor and perfect for the role, the idea behind this series was original and refreshing , shame it did not continue as would have made a fantastic 2 or 3 series drama at least. I would recommend this to anyone if you are lucky enough to find it anywhere, I was indeed fortunate to have known someone who had a VCR in those days.


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