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Vive La France

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 12 June 2012

In October 2003 the Antiques Roadshow featured the
flight journals of Joan Allen who had served with the ATA
during the Second World War. But there had been
another intriguing find. Hidden in a metal flight box
under Joan's stairs was another flight journal.
It recorded the solo flight that Joan had undertaken in 1948
in a 2 seater Angus Fairchild aircraft from England to Singapore.

Diane Samuels' 'Tiger Wings' makes a leap of imagination
from this true-life source and gives wing to Joan's remarkable
achievement that might so easily have vanished into the mists
of the past.

Episode Two - Vive La France
Joan is about to begin her solo flight half way across the world.
First stop is France but will she get off the ground in time? ...


Wiggs/Mme Carter/Mrs Reed
Tracy Wiles
Christine Absalom
Mr McCowan/Hotelier
Patrick Brennan
Becky Sharpe/Martha
Susie Riddell
Young Woman
Amaka Okafor
Young Man/Stevens
Joe Sims
Jacques/Cpt Harkness
Sam Alexander
SAA Pilot/Jack Roche
Don Gilet
Peter Singh
Shreela/Clemmie Daniels
Deeivya Meir


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