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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

70 years after the historic struggle, brothers Colin and Ewan McGregor take viewers through the key moments of the Battle of Britain, when 'the few' of the RAF faced the might of the Nazi Luftwaffe.

As they fly historic planes, meet the veterans, explore the tactics and technology, Colin and Ewan discover the importance of the Battle and the surviving legacy of the 1940's campaign for the modern RAF.

Last on

Mon 4 Jun 2012 21:00 BBC Two

  • BBC History

    BBC History

    Explore the key events of the Battle of Britain with clips from over 50 years of BBC television and radio programmes.

    BBC History: The Battle of Britain
  • The Battle of Britain Season

    The Battle of Britain Season

    This programme is part of a season marking the 70th anniversary of The Battle Of Britain across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four.

    Go to The Battle of Britain Season website
  • Photo: Parachute Ewan

    Photo: Parachute Ewan

    Ewan McGregor receives a parachute briefing from Air Marshall Cliff Spink.

  • Photo: Ewan and Colin McGregor

    Photo: Ewan and Colin McGregor

    Air Marshall Cliff Spink, Ewan and Colin by a Supermarine Spitfire, which was the only Allied fighter in production throughout the war.

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Ewan McGregor

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