The Complete Series 5-DVD Set
Number of discs: 3. Colour.
Number of episodes: 12.
Running Time approx: 600 mins.
Stars: Robert Urquhart, Jack Watling, Julian Orchard, Jack May, Christopher Cazenove.
The gripping 1970s drama series recreating the experiences of the Pathfinder Squadron.
Based on material supplied by veterans, Pathfinders is a gripping drama series which follows the experiences of a typical WWII Pathfinder Squadron. Tense and action-packed, the series evokes the experiences of Pathfinder crews and captures the atmosphere of life on a wartime bomber station. It was filmed using surviving Lancaster planes and includes a wealth of rare footage. All volunteers, the Pathfinder Squadrons of RAF Bomber Command flew in advance of bombing raids over occupied Europe and Nazi Germany and ‘lit up’ the target with flares and incendiaries.
EPISODE 1: INTO THE FIRE
The Pathfinder crews are called upon to attack vital U-Boat pens. Jeremy Bulloch, Jack May, Luan Peters, David Ashford.
EPISODE 2: FOR BETTER OR WORSE
A joint operation with British commandos brings unforeseen complications. Peter Armitage, Peter Blythe, Jennifer Clulow, Tony Selby, David Simeon.
EPISODE 3: THE FOG
A hazardous mission against a navy base brings the threat of heavy casualties. Christopher Cazenove, Michael Craze, Richard Heffer, Jack May, Kate O’Mara.
EPISODE 4: FLY THERE, WALK BACK
After being shot down, a bomber crew tries to evade capture. Michael Coles, Arnold Diamond, Wolfe Morris, Jane Seymour, David Weston.
EPISODE 5: JONAH MAN
A Lancaster is shot down in the North Sea and a grim battle for survival begins. Eric Flynn, Ray Lonnen, Mark McManus, Julian Orchard, Sheila Ruskin.
EPISODE 6: ONE MAN’S BOMBER (AKA ONE MAN’S LANCASTER)
A pilot struggles to bring his damaged bomber back to base. Jeremy Bulloch, John D. Collins, Anthony Valentine.
EPISODE 7: SITTING DUCKS
German night fighters have suddenly become lethally effective. What is their secret? John Arnatt, John Barron, Edd Byrnes, Rutger Hauer, David Lodge.
EPISODE 8: CODENAME GOMORRAH
The squadron is equipped with a top-secret bomb-aiming aid. Donald Douglas, Bernard Lee, Paul Massie, Mike Pratt.
EPISODE 9: SWEETS FROM A STRANGER
A German jet fighter base must be destroyed before the fighters can devastate Allied bombers. Geoffrey Bayldon, Johnny Briggs, Christopher Cazenove, Linda Marlowe, Shirley Stelfox, Morris Perry, Jack May.
EPISODE 10: OPERATION PICKPOCKET
A Lancaster crashes Nazi Germany – with top-secret technology on board. Ian Collier, Mark Eden, Richard Franklin, Olaf Pooley, Michael Wolf.
EPISODE 11: NIGHTMARE
A badly damaged Lancaster limps back to base – with a live bomb jammed in its bomb bay. John Bluthal, Julian Orchard, Paul Shelley, Ian Stirling.
EPISODE 12: IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMY
The son of a famous RAF Air Marshal refuses to fly Pathfinder missions. Ray Brooks, Susan Jameson, Diane Keen, Julian Orchard, Dennis Waterman.
Price £25.00 with free UK postage.