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UKTV buckles up for “Warbird Workshop”

UKTV factual channel Yesterday is bolstering its 2020 lineup with Warbird Workshop, a 6 x 60-minute commission from Air TV that follows the restoration of the UK’s most historic warplanes. Each episode will detail ...
June 6, 2019

UKTV factual channel Yesterday is bolstering its 2020 lineup with Warbird Workshop, a 6 x 60-minute commission from Air TV that follows the restoration of the UK’s most historic warplanes.

Each episode will detail the painstaking work of bringing iconic planes back to life, and tell the story of the plane – who flew it, what part it played in military history, and challenges it presents to restorers and pilots.

Some of the aircrafts featured in the series include a Spitfire that flew 50 wartime combat missions, an American C47 paratroop plane, a Cold War L39 jet, and a rare biplane veteran of the Condor Legion.

UKTV’s Natalie Rose commissioned the series, and Yesterday’s channel director Gerald Casey and deputy director of commissioning, Hilary Rosen, ordered the series.

The series is exec produced for Air TV by Ian Cundall and will be distributed by TCB Media Rights.

“We’re looking forward to throwing open the hangar doors and celebrating the men and women dedicated to putting these warbirds back where they belong – in the sky,” said Cundall, in a statement. “Seeing a plane that hasn’t flown for decades once more roaring down the runway makes for heart-stopping viewing.”

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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