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Chaps in sheepskin jackets featured in this BBC drama about First World War flying aces.
As hard as Tim Woodward, Nicholas Jones and Michael Cochrane tries, this wasn’t a dashed good show, although the planes – models of Bleriot Experimentals and other historic flying machines doing studio simulated aerobatics – were pretty enough.
Tim’s Alan Farmer (all short back and sides and Pam Ayres accent) didn’t endear himself to the producers when he spent his first Wings cheques on a pair of motorbikes, crashed driving one and broke a leg.
He was ordered not to ride again, and the injury had to be written in – blamed on the Hun, he was shot in the leg in action over France, old bean!