Robert Watson-Watt -

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His story as one of the "fathers" of RADAR is dramatised tonight on BBC2 - Castles in the Sky. http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2014/35/castles-in-the-sky
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I think Eddie Izzard should be playing Henry Tizard, but then that's my OCD kicking in. Moggy
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For me it's down to the writing and Ian Kershaw has no track record in historical drama, as far as I am aware. The rest of the cast is strong, so here's hoping it all works!
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I thought it was quite good television - others will undoubtedly disagree. Stock footage from the Battle of Britain film used to good effect, as was footage of the New Zealand based Anson Mk 1 and a Dragon Rapide

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Stock footage from the Battle of Britain film used to good effect, as was footage of the New Zealand based Anson Mk 1 and a Dragon Rapide
Pity about the Mosquito shot though. That ruined the whole programme for me. :rolleyes:

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I quite enjoyed it. I wasn't aware of the struggle he had to get his theories accepted.
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I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would and forgave some of the dramatic license. I thought the Tizard v. Linderman antagonism well drawn but was not aware that there was a mole in the team. The aerial library footage was well used and a few inaccuracies hardly mattered as they were only window dressing to the main story.

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Sir Watson-Watt was fined for speeding by the police using a radar 'gun'. He wittily penned this little piece: Pity Sir Robert Watson-Watt, strange target of this radar plot And thus, with others I can mention, the victim of his own invention. His magical all-seeing eye enabled cloud-bound planes to fly but now by some ironic twist it spots the speeding motorist and bites, no doubt with legal wit, the hand that once created it.