An interesting documentary, but it misses far too much about the Spitfire, things like the design and also the different marks (which are not explored in depth in the documentary). Lots of time spent interviewing the people who flew the Spit, but not enough about the design, development and actual building of them. There is very little about how and where they were built, and we do not see many pictures of their construction.
But the biggest fault of this documentary is the wishy-washy music (loud at times) which the director has put over the sound of the Merlin and Griffon engines. The Merlin engine is music enough, without spoiling it by drowning it out with silly music. This takes away a lot of the pleasure of watching the Spitfire fly.
So an interesting programme, but one that could have been made much better than it has been.
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