1 9 7 2 – 1 9 7 3 (UK)
13 x 60 minute episodes
This series from Thames Television featured tales of the elite Pathfinders unit of RAF Bomber Command during World War II.
The authenticity of the series was superb, utilising the only remaining airworthy Lancaster bomber in Britain and a series of accurate radio-controlled models to great effect.
Actors who appeared in the series included Christopher Cazenove, Rutger Hauer, Geoffrey Bayldon, Bernard Lee, Jane Seymour, Anthony Valentine, Johnny Briggs, Edd Byrnes, Dennis Waterman, Mike Pratt, Kate O’Mara, John Bluthal, Mark McManus, Tony Selby and Shirley Stelfox.
Wing Commander MacPhearson
Squadron Leader Doc Saxon
Squadron Leader Shanks
Flight Lieutenant Elliott
Flight Lieutenant Conway
Into the Fire | For Better, for Worse | Fog | Fly There, Walk Back | Jonah Man | One Man’s Lancaster | Sitting Ducks | Our Daffodils Are Better Than Your Daffodils | Codename Gomorrah | Sweets from a Stranger | Operation Pickpocket | Nightmare | In the Face of the Enemy