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AWL_Spinner
12-04-2004, 03:50 AM
Cheers, Spinner

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Documentary

Timewatch

8:40pm - 9:30pm

BBC2

Repeat, Subtitled, Widescreen, Audio-described

The Mystery of the Missing Ace

In huge conflicts such as the Second World War, individual acts of courage or heroism can frequently be overlooked. Though much decorated during his lifetime, Wing Commander Adrian Warburton was largely written off by the authorities after his mysterious disappearance during a mission. Warburton was a glamorous figure, an RAF pilot and crack reconnaissance photographer.

He won the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery, and led a dashing life in Malta, where he fell in love with a dancer. But she - and his wife in England -- was bereft when he vanished. For decades, neither the US nor the British authorities took much interest in his fate. But this Timewatch (first shown last year) tells the remarkable story of some dogged amateur historians and other experts who unravelled the truth that led, at long last, to Warburton being laid to rest.

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weeksy
12-04-2004, 04:13 AM
This is well worth watching, I saw it the first time around. Very moving at the end.

Cheers

Weeksy

p1ngu666
12-04-2004, 06:58 AM
i did see it and it was very good http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. also heard that the program got it wrong tho...

we can all whine for PR spits after watching it too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

-HH- Beebop
12-04-2004, 09:21 AM
Any chance this show would make it to American cable BBC? Sounds quite interesting.

73GIAP_GSXR1000
12-04-2004, 11:53 AM
i think i have also seen this the first time round. wasnt his last mission a recon one and didnt he fly a P38 or a spit

NORAD_Zooly10
12-04-2004, 03:03 PM
after watching the program i can say that he flew both but was killed in a P38 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
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Zooly