Hell’s Angels (1930)

Introduction Hell’s Angels is a 1930 American pre-Code independent epic war film directed and produced by Howard Hughes and director of dialogue James Whale. Written by Harry Behn and Howard Estabrook and starring Ben Lyon, James Hall and Jean Harlow, it was released through United Artists. It follows two dissimilar brothers, both members of the… Read More

Guy Martin’s Battle of Britain (2021): Part 02

Introduction Guy Martin trains as a fighter pilot for the Battle of Britain and a possible dogfight with a Messerschmitt. Outline Guy’s training ramps up at the UK’s only aerial combat school, where he must master dogfighting at 200mph, handling extreme g-force, and flying upside down. He enlists the help of the Parachute Regiment for… Read More

Guy Martin’s Battle of Britain (2021): Part 01

Introduction Guy Martin trains as a fighter pilot for the Battle of Britain and a possible dogfight with a Messerschmitt. Outline Guy follows in the footsteps of the brave young pilots of World War Two. But his toughest test yet starts with a near disaster on take-off! Guy Martin’s Military-related Programmes Guy Martin’s Spitfire (2014).… Read More

Piece of Cake (1988): S01E06 – August 1940

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 Flip Moran has been killed, horribly burning… Read More

Piece of Cake (1988): S01E05 – May 1940

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 August 1940 – Hornet squadron is reinforced… Read More

Piece of Cake (1988): S01E04 – March 1940

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 The German Blitzkrieg has begun with the… Read More

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… Read More

Piece of Cake (1988): S01E02 – October 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 Hornet squadron is despatched to France to… Read More

Piece of Cake (1988): S01E01 – September 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 The series begins in September 1939 on… Read More