This film charts the last sixty days in the life of speed ace Donald Campbell, who in 1967 famously crashed his craft "The Bluebird" while trying the break the three-hundred-mile-per-hour barrier on Coniston Water.
Did You Know?
On May 26, 2001, Donald Campbell's remains were found, and the next day were placed in a casket and raised to the surface for a proper burial. See more
When we see Sarah Williamson's report on Donald Campbell in her typewriter, it refers to Consiton as a "Cumbrian village". In 1966 Coniston was in Lancashire. It did not become part of the newly created county of Cumbria until 1974. See more