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Fair Stood The Wind For France (BBC One 1980, Cecile Paoli, David Beames)



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Wartime drama serial Fair Stood The Wind For France was set during World War II when an English aircrew stranded in France following the crashing of the plane are sheltered by a French family. One of the pilots, Franklin, falls in love with Francoise the daughter.

Although not billed as such in the Radio Times, Fair Stood the Wind for France was part of the BBC’s Love Story anthology series.

production details
UK / BBC One / 4×55 minutes / Broadcast 2 – 23 September 1980

Series: Love Story

Writer: Julian Bond / Novel: H.E. Bates / Script Editor: Sally Head / Music: Carl Davis / Producer: Colin Tucker / Director: Martyn Friend

David Beames as Franklin
Cecile Paoli as Francoise
John Flanagan as O’Connor
Bernard Kay as Father
Martin Gower as Taylor
Eileen Way as Grandmother
Timothy Morand as Pierre