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The Pilot (Not the Pilot)

Episode 2 of 6

Comedy series from the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong. Cornley put on a Second World War drama, rarely performed because of its historical inaccuracy.

Comedy series from the team behind The Play That Goes Wrong. This week Cornley have chosen to put on a Second World War drama, rarely performed because of its historical inaccuracy and poor research. Director Chris plays Rufus Heal, a dashing pilot reduced to a desk job cracking German codes in a top secret Allied facility after losing his leg. He is assisted by uptight Englishwoman Valerie Sky and French codebreaker Camille, under the watchful eye of Wing Commander Wickham. They also find a part suitable for Dennis's dubious skills - a telegraph machine. Will they crack the code and unmask the spy in their midst in time to win the Vietnam war? Sadly for our gang, many disasters await - Rufus's ‘lost’ leg won’t behave itself, Camille’s grasp of French is sub-par, Hitler spends more time on set than planned, and Annie is forced to play the dastardly Wing Commander after Chris's father fails to show up. And the telegraph machine takes on a life of its own.

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Role Contributor
Vanessa (playing Camille Leclaire) Bryony Corrigan
Max (playing Lionel Moncrieffe) Dave Hearn
Trevor Chris Leask
Robert (playing Adolf Hitler) Henry Lewis
Sandra (playing Valerie Sky) Charlie Russell
Dennis (playing ETM) Jonathan Sayer
Chris (playing Rufus Heal) Henry Shields
Director Martin Dennis
Producer Jim Poyser
Production Company Mischief Screen
Production Company Big Talk Productions

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