TV Aquila (BBC-1 1997-1998 with Ben Brooks and Craig Vye) Published 4 years ago on January 1, 2015 UK / BBC One / 13×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 2 December 1997 – 17 December 1998 Creator: Andrew Norriss / Script Development: Marilyn Fox / Music: David Chilton, Nick Russell In the entertaining children’s series Aquila, which mixed comedy and scifi to great effect, two teenagers, Tom Baxter and Geoff Reynolds, discover an ancient spaceship in a cave during their school holidays. Learning that a Roman soldier had kept it hidden the pair decide to keep the machine rather than hand it over to the authorities and are soon embarking on a series of adventures with the machine which is called Aquila (Latin for Eagle) as well as trying to keep it’s amazing abilities (which include invisibility) secret. Tom is initially quite hesitant about the whole thing but soon realises what a fabulous opportunity Aquila represents whilst Geoff is very gung ho about his pilot skills. Their mothers know the boys are upto something but are convinced they are suffering shock after discovering the Roman remains in the cave (which also including the skeleton of a long dead soldier). Great fun, Aquila channels into that classic almost Narnian kids idea of amazing adventures that grown ups know nothing about. Writer Andrew Norriss cut his teeth on adult sitcoms so there was a good level of humour involved too and he would later go on to the similarly themed kid’s show Bernard’s Watch. Episodes were shown twice weekly. cast BEN BROOKS as Tom Baxter CRAIG VYE as Geoff Reynolds SALLY ANNE LAW as Mrs Baxter VIVIEN PARRY as Mrs Reynolds THOMAS WHEATLEY as Professor Hare CONSTANCE BARRIE as Alison HOWELL EVANS as Mr Evans THE EPISODES SEASON ONE – 2 – 23 December 1997 1. THE EAGLE HAS LANDED 2. HOMEWARD BOUND 3. LOSING SIGHT 4. MANUAL CONTROL 5. ENERGY LEVELS 6. COMPREHENSION EXERCISE 7. THE EAGLE’S EYRIE SEASON TWO – 1 – 17 December 1998 1. THE BIRTHDAY SURPRISE 2. BATTLING BOBBY 3. AN ELEPHANT SURROUNDED BY BLIND MEN 4. THE GOOSEBERRY 5. END OF AN EYRIE 6. ON SECOND THOUGHTS, LET’S PANIC… Andrew NorrissBBCChildren's TVCult TVMarilyn FoxSciFiTelefantasy Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes9 hours ago Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (Hallmark Sun 24 Feb 2019, Alison Sweeney) Podcaster Alex McPherson seeks the truth behind the tragic death of a young lawyer, while partner Drew finds himself diving... Episodes9 hours ago The Zoo: The Marvelous Mott Mott (Season 3 Premieres 24 Feb 2019 on Animal Planet) The Marvelous Mott Mott: Animal Planet’s THE ZOO goes behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo for a third... Episodes9 hours ago SMILF: Single Mom In Love Forever (S2EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) Single Mom In Love Forever: In 2014, Bridgette and Rafi prepare for the realities of parenthood as Bridgette experiences contractions,... Episodes9 hours ago Crashing: The Viewing Party (S3EP6 HBO Sun 24 Feb 2019) The Viewing Party: Pete (Pete Holmes) and Kat (Madeline Wise) attend a viewing party for Ali’s late-night spot on Seth... Episodes9 hours ago Black Monday: 243 (S1EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) 243: Mo takes Dawn to the Predator’s Ball in an effort to raise the capital The Jammer Group needs to... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago When Calls The Heart: Phone Rings and Heartstrings (Season 6 Premieres Sun 24 Feb 2019 on Hallmark) In the “When Calls the Heart” season six premiere “Phone Rings and Heartstrings” the town of Hope Valley adjusts to... Episodes9 hours ago Evil Lives Here: I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl (S4EP8 ID Sun 24 Feb 2019) I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl: When Robin Doll was rescued from her mother’s violence and went to live with her... Episodes9 hours ago Private Eyes: Getaway With Murder (S2EP12 ION Sun 24 Feb 2019) Getaway With Murder: Shade and Angie are hired by the owner of a luxurious rustic lodge to investigate an infidelity... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.