Piece of Cake: The Complete Series
For the twelve young pilots of RAF Hornet Squadron, September 1939 brings the moment they have been waiting for; Britain has entered the War, and they prepare to leave for France with the prospect of flying beautiful aircraft in perfect formation, ready for any adversary. Eventually, they will be called upon to engage an enemy that is better trained, better armed and more experienced than they are. But life is still for living, and as they endure the mounting anticipation of the ‘phoney war’, the young novices – some still teenagers – are determined to sample the delights that France has to offer.
Tim Woodward (Wings), Neil Dudgeon (Life of Riley), Nathaniel Parker (Bleak House) and Jeremy Northam (The Tudors) star in this acclaimed LWT drama series, based on the novel by former RAF fighter plotter and Booker Prize nominee Derek Robinson. Meticulously researched combat scenes feature restored period aircraft – with former Red Arrows aerobatic team leader Ray Hanna as chief pilot – and are enhanced by stunning aerial photography and special effects. Piece of Cake also emphasises the fallibility and vulnerability of the pilots, offering rounded characterisations of the young heroes of the Battle of Britain – many of whom will make the ultimate sacrifice.