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Piece of Cake 

Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.
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Series cast summary:
Neil Dudgeon ...  'Moggy' Cattermole 6 episodes, 1988
George Anton George Anton ...  'Pip' Patterson 6 episodes, 1988
Boyd Gaines ...  Chris Hart 6 episodes, 1988
Jeremy Northam ...  'Fitz' Fitzgerald 6 episodes, 1988
Nathaniel Parker ...  'Flash' Gordon 6 episodes, 1988
David Horovitch ...  'Uncle' Kellaway 6 episodes, 1988
Richard Hope ...  'Skull' Skelton 6 episodes, 1988
Michael Elwyn ...  Air Commodore Bletchley 6 episodes, 1988
Tom Burlinson ...  'Fanny' Barton 5 episodes, 1988
Gerard O'Hare Gerard O'Hare ...  'Flip' Moran 5 episodes, 1988
Tim Woodward ...  Squadron Leader Rex 4 episodes, 1988
Patrick Bailey Patrick Bailey ...  'Mother' Cox 4 episodes, 1988
Gordon Lovitt Gordon Lovitt ...  'Sticky' Stickwell 4 episodes, 1988
Helena Michell Helena Michell ...  Mary 4 episodes, 1988
Stephen MacKenna ...  'Micky' Marriott 3 episodes, 1988
John Bleasdale John Bleasdale ...  L.A.C. Gullett 3 episodes, 1988
Corinne Dacla Corinne Dacla ...  Nicole 3 episodes, 1988
Tom Radcliffe Tom Radcliffe ...  'Dicky' Starr 2 episodes, 1988
Julian Gartside Julian Gartside ...  'Amanda' Steele-Stebbing 2 episodes, 1988
Mark Womack ...  'Moke' Miller 2 episodes, 1988
Tomasz Borkowy Tomasz Borkowy ...  'Zaddy' Zardarnowski 2 episodes, 1988
Jason Calder Jason Calder ...  Pilot Officer Trevelyan 2 episodes, 1988
Ned Vukovic Ned Vukovic ...  'Haddy' Haducek 2 episodes, 1988
Simon Adams Simon Adams ...  'Bing' MacFarlane 2 episodes, 1988
Richard Hague Richard Hague ...  Corporal 2 episodes, 1988
Daniel André Pageon Daniel André Pageon ...  Henri 2 episodes, 1988
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The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men wile away their time with some engaging in dangerous stunts while others woo some of the local lasses. The phony war comes to an end in April 1940 and the Battle of Britain begins. By September that year, few of them are left and despite their success, few see themselves as heroes. Written by garykmcd

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2 October 1988 (UK) See more »

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All of the Spitfires used had propellers that had 4 blades. During the Battle of Britain (when this series takes place), Spitfires used propellers that had only 3 blades. See more »

Quotes

Christopher Hart III: Any action?
'Moggy' Cattermole: Not here, old boy, It's illegal in this war.
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Featured in The Story of the Costume Drama: A Call to Arms (2008) See more »

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Great television
14 October 2000 | by woodguySee all my reviews

Very good mini-series, but it falls a bit short of the excellent book by Derek Robinson. Air combat sequences are taken from the film "Battle of Britain". The acting is very good across the board, however, I'd like to see some more character development and lines for a few of the characters. See the film, but read the book as well. Also recommended are Derek Robinson's "Hornet's Sting", "Goshawk Squadron", and "A Good Clean Fight".


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