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 TV14 hours ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. The story behind Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield’s tracking down of the evil incarnate that is... TV14 hours ago The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (BBC-1 1999, Ronnie Barker, Victoria Wood) A five minute trailer made by the BBC to celebrate their comedy output, with over 40 of the biggest names... TV14 hours ago The Frost Report (BBC-1 1966, David Frost, John Cleese) Sketch based series hosted by David Frost and broadcast live. Each episode looked at a different topic including the famous... TV14 hours ago Broaden Your Mind (BBC-2 1968, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor) Sketch series tackling many different subjects and billing itself as an Encyclopedia of the Air. The big name writers on... TV14 hours ago Monroe (ITV1 2011, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish) Medical drama series Monroe (which comes from the pen of the always excellent Peter Bowker) follows neuro surgeon Gabriel Monroe... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Elementary: The Further Adventures (Season 7 Premieres CBS Thurs 23 May 2019) The Further Adventures: Holmes and Watson’s new careers as consultants for Scotland Yard in London take them inside the tabloid... Episodes1 day ago The Name of the Rose Premieres Thurs 23 May on Sundance Opening with a double bill of episodes, The Name of the Rose is based on Umberto Eco’s highly acclaimed novel... Episodes1 day ago This is Farrah Fawcett Special airs Thurs 23 May on ABC ABC News presents a two-hour prime-time special on America’s golden girl Farrah Fawcett. From that iconic red bathing suit poster... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Roma | Netflix 2018 | Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended... Movies2 months ago War Dogs | 2016 | Jonah Hill, Miles Teller Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract... Movies2 months ago The Kindergarten Teacher | 2018 | Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.