Heroes of the Skies

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Original run: 20 Sep 2012 – 25 Oct 2012

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Military/War

Network: Channel 5 UK

Watched by: 3 of 676 141 0%

Total running time: 4 hours 18 minutes

Episode duration: 43 minutes


"Heroes of the Skies" is a new six-part documentary series, which airs on Channel 5 from Thursday 20th September at 8pm. Presented by Lord Ashcroft, Heroes of the Skies is an ambitious, ground-breaking programme that tells the stories of some of the most heroic airborne combat missions from history. Using vintage aircraft such as Spitfires fighters and Lancaster bombers, aerial stunt teams and state-of-the-art camera technology, the series brings to life the exploits of the world's greatest military air heroes. The series features realistic mid-air combat sequences, revealing interviews with the last surviving veterans, rare archive footage and cutting-edge CGI to transport viewers back in time to experience the reality of air combat.

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