Episode 1: For the 12 young RAF pilots of Hornet Squadron, September 1939 is the moment they have been waiting for. Flying beautiful aircraft in perfect formation, they face an enemy better trained, better armed and better experienced than they are.
Regular Cast: Tom Burlinson (‘Fanny’ Barton), Neil Dudgeon (‘Moggy’ Cattermole), Jack McKenzie (‘Ram’ Ramsey), Tom Radcliffe (‘Dicky’ Starr), George Anton (‘Pip’ Patterson), Gordon Lovitt (‘Sticky’ Stickwell), Gerard O’Hare (‘Flip’ Moran), Nathaniel Parker (‘Flash’ Gordon), Patrick Bailey (‘Mother’ Cox), Jeremy Northam (‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald), Mark Womack (‘Moke’ Miller), Tim Woodward (Squadron Leader Rex), Richard Hope (‘Skull’ Skeleton), David Horovitch (‘Uncle’ Kellaway)
Guest Cast: Michael Elwyn (Bletchley), Stephen Mackenna, John Bleasdale, Ian Flintoff, Gerard Cherqui
Writer: Leon Griffiths / Book: Derek Robinson / Director: Ian Toynton
Airdate: 2 Oct 1988 on ITV
Series: Piece of Cake Season 1 Episode 1
Show Info: Period drama. Twelve young RAF pilots attempt to get through the first year of the second world war.