Last week’s BBC 2 historical drama Castles in the Sky was the wonderful telling of the invention of the radar which was so important in the Battle of Britain. Starring Eddie Izzard as spectacle-wearing inventor Robert Watson-Watt, actors Alex Jennings and Julian Rhind-Tutt also wore glasses appropriate to the 1940s as Henry Tizzard and Albert Percival Rowe.
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BBC One presented factual drama, Bert & Dickie, about Bert Bushnell and Richard Burnell and their quest for double sculls gold in the 1948 London Olympics. The emotional story has something for everyone including class conflict, relationships between fathers and sons, and the difficulties of implementing the games (which we now know plenty about!). The period details are excellent including vintage round eyewear from the late 1940s.