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Winter Flight (1984)

A young RAF serviceman and a local waitress fall for each other, but Falklands War looms in the background.

Director:

Roy Battersby

Writer:

Alan Janes
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Cast

Cast overview:
Reece Dinsdale ... Mal
Nicola Cowper ... Angie
Gary Olsen Gary Olsen ... Dave
Sean Bean ... Hooker
Beverley Hewitt Beverley Hewitt ... Lara
Shelagh Stephenson Shelagh Stephenson ... Kel
Michael Percival ... Doctor
Anthony Trent Anthony Trent ... Sergeant Bowyer
Tim Bentinck ... Jack
Michael Hughes Michael Hughes ... Les
Mark Penfold Mark Penfold ... Flight Lieutenant Maynard
Annette Ekblom ... Jill
Martin Gower Martin Gower ... Murph
Robert Pugh ... Military Policeman
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A young RAF serviceman and a local waitress fall for each other, but Falklands War looms in the background.

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Drama | Romance

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Soundtracks

Tropics a Bubblin'
(uncredited)
Music by Nick Glennie-Smith and Trevor Spencer
KPM Music Ltd
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interesting period piece,1980s music and cold war danger.
15 September 2005 | by ib011f9545iSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this BBC play when it was first shown,I still have a tape somewhere of when it was repeated. Without giving the plot away it involves a shy nerdy young RAF man,played by Reece Dinsdale,he meets an attractive young barmaid played by Nicola Cowper. They are somehow attracted to each other,can they ever have a relationship? There story is played out against the background of a big military exercise. There is alcohol abuse,violence,sex and birdwatching. People who have been in the RAF tell me it is very realistic picture of the RAF in the 1980s. I was impressed by this when I saw it,Nicola Cowper is the star here but I am surprised that she has never progressed much in her career. She was a regular in Dangerfield but has not had many TV parts since then. If you ever get the chance to see this,watch it,I don't suppose it will be on again unless UKTV DRAMA channel show it,but they show stuff like TERRY AND JUNE,how is that Drama?


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Surprise See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

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Gross USA:

$2,729

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,729
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Mono

Color:

Color
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