Episode 3: It is December 1939 and Hornet Squadron are billeted with their Spitfires in France, near the German border. But like all young men away from home for the first time, the pilots find ways to amuse themselves with all the delights that France ha to offer. Squadron Leader Rex is determined not to let efficiency slip and decides to test his pilots.
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: Boyd Gaines, Corinne Dacla, Helena Michell, Daniel Pageon
Writer: Leon Griffiths / Book: Derek Robinson / Director: Ian Toynton
Airdate: 16 Oct 1988 on ITV
Series: Piece of Cake Season 1 Episode 3
Show Info: Period drama. Twelve young RAF pilots attempt to get through the first year of the second world war.