Piece of Cake (1988): S01E03 – December 1939


Introduction

Piece of Cake is a 1988 British six-part television serial depicting the life of a Royal Air Force fighter squadron from the day of the British entry into World War II through to one of the toughest days in the Battle of Britain (07 September 1940).

Outline

As the ‘Phoney War’ draws to a close, Hornet Squadron begins to see more action. Hart is unimpressed by the tactics and skills of his fellow pilots when it takes six of them to destroy a single German bomber. In its first encounter with German fighters, one pilot, Miller, is killed and three Spitfires lost without any successes to show for it. In another sortie, Cox is badly wounded and an inexperienced pilot, flying at the rear of the tight formation that Rex demands, is picked off by a German fighter without anyone else in Hornet squadron noticing.

Piece of Cake Series

You can find a full index and overview of Piece of Cake here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 16 October 1988.
  • Running Time: 51 minutes.
  • Rating: 12.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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