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BBC- High Flyers: How Britain Took to the Air

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BBC- High Flyers: How Britain Took to the Air


Watched this great program last night on BBC4 all about flying in the 20's and 30's. It was really interesting to see how it was done in those early days with the first commercial passengers on Imperial Airways Silver service.

If you get a chance to see it and you are interested in the early days of flight I'm sure you will find it fascinating. Don't know if you can get it outside of Europe, maybe on BBC America or BBC world at some point.

Remember that chap who was so peed off with Qantas because there was no soap in the washroom. he may be interested to know that the toilet used to be a bucket with a curtain round it.

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11. Re: BBC- High Flyers: How Britain Took to the Air

I think I saw something like this a coupla months ago, but can't remember the bucket n curtain. Must have been the edited version.

I suspect M O'L would charge you for the curtain!

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Not sure if SS saw the re-run but to be honest he did not miss much. It started off Ok but seemed to lose the plot in a wave of nostalgia and air time for some guys DH89.

WV did well as the Alan Cobham lookalike.

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