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Warbird Workshop

  • 2020
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • History

Summary

Documentary following the engineers and aviators who battle to keep the UK's most historic warplanes in the air.

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Episode 1: Spitfire

Summary

Documentary following the engineers and aviators who battle to keep the UK's most historic warplanes in the air. In the first edition, the team rebuild a Spitfire MJ772

Review

Second World War aviation enthusiasts will be in hog heaven watching this new series, filmed at Biggin Hill, south-east London. The airfield is now home to a company that restores, and then provides leisure trips in, Spitfires. We see in detail how the most beloved of Britain’s wartime aircraft works, as a team of professionals slowly rescues a “warbird” that was almost destroyed in a crash.

Unafraid as the programme is to get its hands oily, the most affecting moments are where personal bridges to the past are built. It’s deeply stirring to see the repaired Spitfire’s combat pilot, 94-year-old David, shown around the workshop by budding expert Alex, who’s just 20.

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  • Summary

    Documentary following the engineers and aviators who battle to keep the UK's most historic warplanes in the air. In the first edition, the team rebuild a Spitfire MJ772

    Review

    Second World War aviation enthusiasts will be in hog heaven watching this new series, filmed at Biggin Hill, south-east London. The airfield is now home to a company that restores, and then provides leisure trips in, Spitfires. We see in detail how the most beloved of Britain’s wartime aircraft works, as a team of professionals slowly rescues a “warbird” that was almost destroyed in a crash.

    Unafraid as the programme is to get its hands oily, the most affecting moments are where personal bridges to the past are built. It’s deeply stirring to see the repaired Spitfire’s combat pilot, 94-year-old David, shown around the workshop by budding expert Alex, who’s just 20.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

How to watch

Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

Streaming

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