Britain's Flying Past

Flying enthusiast and broadcaster John Sergeant celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Spitfire with a TV love letter to this most British triumph of design and endeavour. The film follows the story of a Spitfire from birth to retirement and tells the stories of ordinary people with extraordinary tales.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Two (2011 - 2014)
Runtime: 60 minutes
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary

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The Lancaster

Episode 1x03; Jul 20, 2014

Passionate flying enthusiast and broadcaster John Sergeant celebrates the plane that some believe won the war - the Lancaster. The film tells the story of this mighty aircraft and the ordinary people whose lives were made extraordinary through their

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: The LancasterJul 20, 2014
1x02: The Sea KingMar 3, 2013
1x01: The SpitfireSep 22, 2011
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