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Celebrating the centenary year of his birth, a dramatization of Dahl's autobiographical adventures. With war underway, pilot Dahl takes to the air in a series of daring deeds.

To celebrate the centenary year of his birth, a full dramatization of Roald Dahl's gripping autobiographical overseas adventure.

As World War II rages, Pilot Officer Dahl takes to the air in a series of daring deeds. An inspirational account of survival when things seem hopeless, in which the extraordinary is made human.

"The second part is about the time I spent flying for the RAF in the Second World War. There was no need to discard anything from this period because every moment was, to me at least, completely enthralling."

Having joined the RAF Dahl discovers a love of flying. But a crash in the Western desert almost ends his war before he's started. Eventually he rejoins his heavily depleted squadron during the hopeless last days in Greece. Dogged air fights, secret missions and many narrow misses with death ensue before he eventually returns home to his loving mother.

Patrick Malahide provides the voice of Dahl in a colourful adaptation by Lucy Catherine.

Dramatised by Lucy Catherine

Directed by Helen Perry
A BBC Cymru/Wales Production.

1 hour

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Sun 18 Sep 2016 13:04

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Credits

Role Contributor
Roald Dahl Patrick Malahide
Young Dahl John Heffernan
David Stuart McLoughlin
Mother Joanna Van Kampen
Sister Kirsty Oswald
Squadron Leader James Lailey
Fitter Nick Underwood
Medical Examiner Tom Forrister
Commodore Sean Baker
Carter Jason Barnett
Pat Pattle Brian Protheroe
Operator Clare Perkins
Adaptor Lucy Catherine
Author Roald Dahl
Director Helen Perry

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