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TV Miniseries (2006)
Richard E. Grant (Don Bennett)
Kenneth Welsh (Lord Beaverbrook)
Joss Ackland (Winston Churchill)
Peter Messaline (Archibald Sinclair)
Jason Priestley (Sir Frederick Banting)
Jonathan Scarfe (Bill Jacobson)
This two-part Canadian miniseries relates the story of the Atlantic Ferry Organization, which was tasked with delivering aircraft from North America to Europe in the early years of WWII.
The Lockheed Hudson is the main aircraft depicted in the series.
A pair of Beech 18s are used as ground props. One of them is referred to as an Expeditor (apparently a reference to the C-45 variant), but this is probably anachronistic for the period of the film. They are often seen taxiing or being towed around the ramp, but the few flying scenes are done using CGI models.
This turboprop powered C-47, a Basler BT-67 conversion operated by Enterprise Airlines, is also anachronistic, but at least the sound effects depict piston engines. The aircraft wears a fake BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation livery.
Registration C-GEAI, c/n 16305/33053.
An Avro Lancaster makes an appearance improbably depicting an American B-24. The landing scene may have been filmed using the flyable Lancaster in the collection of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, but the Lancaster on the ground looks like a CGI model.
A North American NA-64 Yale from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum appears in the background of a few scenes. A Harvard of unknown origin also appears, but is never completely on screen.
A Stinson Voyager (possibly an L-9 version) appears in the background of several scenes.
This Tiger Moth appears in the background of one scene.
A de Havilland DHC-1B-2-S5 Chipmunk (registration C-FBXK) from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum appears in the background of one scene, but it is certainly anachronistic, since the Chipmunk first flew in 1946.