Heroes of the Skies (6 x 60′) – Presented by Lord Ashcroft, this is an ambitious, ground breaking series which tells the stories of the most heroic airborne combat missions from history. Using vintage planes such as Spitfires, Lancaster bombers and Phantom fighters, aerial stunt teams, and state-of-the-art camera technology, the programme dramatizes the exploits of some of history’s greatest military air heroes. The series features realistic mid-air combat sequences in addition to revealing interviews with the last surviving veterans, rare archival footage, cutting edge CGI, and new cinematic techniques to transport viewers back in time to experience the reality of air combat.
Channel: Channel 5
TX: Autumn 2012
Source: Channel 5 press release