Piece Of Cake Uncut Version LWT Series
2 DVD, PAL, Region 2, Run Time: 5 Hours 12 Mins
PIECE OF CAKE: The UNCUT Edition Based on Derek Robinson's Best-Selling Novel
Widely regarded as one of the best television series produced in Britain about men at war, Piece of Cake follows the young Spitfire pilots of Hornet Squadron through the first year of World War Two. Led by the flamboyant new Squadron Leader Rex, Hornet Squadron are despatched to France but what starts out as a grand adventure for the untested young pilots soon turns into a grim daily battle for survival. Realistic, gripping, intense and action-packed, Piece of Cake features breathtaking aerial combat and flying sequences using real Spitfires.
This 2-Disc DVD collection features all six completely uncut episodes from the acclaimed London Weekend Television series.
Episode 1 - September 1939: After a tragic start to their war and the death of their old Squadron Leader, Hornet Squadron embarks for France.
Episode 2 - October 1939: As the boredom of the 'Phoney War' sets in, the pilots fill their time with reckless daredevil stunts… and pay the price.
Episode 3 - December 1939: Hornet Squadron is elated when it achieves its first 'kill'... but a full-scale dogfight with Me109s quickly brings home the realities of war...
Episode 4 - March 1940: Squadron morale is collapsing as casualties mount - and Squadron Leader Rex, pumped full of morphine, makes a fatal error in judgement...
Episode 5 - May 1940: The surviving members of Hornet Squadron return home to England, where tensions between the pilots rise to boiling point.
Episode 6 - August 1940: Hornet Squadron is plunged into the maelstrom of the Battle of Britain and faces its greatest challenge
- With breathtaking aerial film sequences using authentic vintage aircraft replicas and gripping air-to-air filming, Wings is one of the very finest war drama series ever produced by British television. The aircraft were provided by Bianchi Aviation Services (Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines, The Blue Max)
- Certificate 12 (Suitable onlyfor persons of 12 years and over)