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Over Here

BBC One comedy drama. 2 episodes (1 series) in 1996. Stars Samuel West, Jay Goede, Geraldine James, Jack Shepherd, Todd Boyce, Sharon Geater, Peter Wingfield and others.

Over Here

Comedy drama set at an air-base in East England in 1942, when an RAF Spitfire squadron is joined by the first USAAF recruits

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1996
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
2   (1 series)
Starring
Samuel West, Jay Goede, Geraldine James, Jack Shepherd, Todd Boyce, Sharon Geater, Peter Wingfield, Timothy West and others
Writer
John Sullivan
Director
Tony Dow
Producer
Jacinta Peel

Based on an idea by Ernest Maxin, 'Buddy & Chum', Over Here is a comedy drama about the first group of American Air Force recruits to arrive in England in 1941.

Everything is running smoothly at first: the USAAF base is ready weeks ahead of schedule, and America's finest are heading across the Atlantic to man it. Unfortunately, just hours before the first squadron's arrival, a surprise Luftwaffe raid leaves the base destroyed, and the British forced to squeeze as many Americans as possible into nearby RAF Lytchmere.

Problems for the Allies don't end there, as a miscommunication leads Spitfire Squadron Leader Archie Bunting to almost shoot down the Americans' transport plane. Relations between the two sides are strained even further due to a series of cock-ups, not to mention the actions of the well-meaning but naïve and untactful new arrivals.

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