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Wings (BBC) 1977

  • 1978-03-29T21:00:00-08:00
  • BBC One
  • 1977-01-01T16:00:00-08:00
  • 50 mins
  • 20 hours, 50 mins
  • Action, Drama
Wings is a drama series about the Royal Flying Corps that ran on BBC television from 1977 to 1978. It stars Tim Woodward as Alan Farmer, a young blacksmith turned fighter pilot in World War I. Nicholas Jones played his teacher and mentor, Captain Triggers, and Michael Cochrane played his upper-class friend, Charles Gaylion, who began a relationship with Farmer's girlfriend while Farmer was believed dead, shot down over France. The series reveals that the British pilots are struggling with aeroplanes which are both unreliable and inferior to the German machines, and with an establishment that classes voicing an opinion to that effect as being tantamount to cowardice. The airmen must also face the resentment of British soldiers who see them having an ‘easy' life.

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