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Piece of Cake: Episode 5 (S1EP5 ITV 30 Oct 1988, Nathaniel Parker)



Episode 5: It is May 1940 and Hornet Squadron are billetted with their Spitfires in France, near the German Border. The ‘phoney war’ is over with a vengeance and France is being attacked by the Luftwaffe. The two young brides of Hornet Squadron members are leving for England, but there is now a danger at every crossroads and the RAF are being pushed back at every encounter. With the death of Squadron Leader Rex there is an urgent need for new tactics, new aircraft and a new fighting spirit if the young pilots of Hornet Squadron are to survive. ‘Fanny’ Barton, the quiet Australian, takes over…

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), Tomek Bork, Ned Vukovic, Jonathan Dow, Richard Hope, Brian Ralph

Writer: Leon Griffiths / Book: Derek Robinson / Director: Ian Toynton

Airdate: 30 Oct 1988 on ITV

Series: Piece of Cake Season 1 Episode 5

Show Info: Period drama. Twelve young RAF pilots attempt to get through the first year of the second world war.