After thirty minutes' training, seventeen year old Dolly Shepherd made her first jump 2,000 feet through the air from a gas-filled balloon.
In 1904 she became one of the most popular of the exclusive, daredevil band of parachutists who thrilled crowds at LONDON's Alexandra Palace and throughout Britain.
This drama documentary, adapted by Rachel Bentham, commemorates the 95th anniversary of Dolly Shepherd's daring mid-air rescue and includes an interview with her daughter Molly Sedgwick.
Dolly Shepherd....Eve Best
Captain Gaudron....Alain Bourgouin
Samuel Franklin Cody....David Brooks
Aunty Mariam....Bonnie Hurren
Louie May....Sally Cookson
With John Mackay, Chris Donnelly and Jonathan Nibbs
Directed by Kate McAll.