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.
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|Roald Dahl||Patrick Malahide|
|Young Dahl||John Heffernan|
|Mother||Joanna Van Kampen|
|Squadron Leader||James Lailey|
|Medical Examiner||Tom Forrister|
|Pat Pattle||Brian Protheroe|