The Wrong Hero?

By Mark Burgess.

In 1943 a commercial airliner carrying film star Leslie Howard was shot down with the death of all on board.

Was he the intended target or was it a strange case of mistaken identity?

Leslie Howard....Simon Williams

Alfred Chenhalls....Kenneth Cranham

Dora....Doreen Mantle

Derek....John Evitts

Wilfrid Israel....Jonathan Tafler

George West....Roger Alborough

Fr Holmes....Trevor Littledale

Young Dora....Clare Corbett

Young Derek....Dylan Jackson Yates

Boarding Officer....Chris Stanton

Airport Announcer....Mariana Polizzi

Directed by David Blount.

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By Mark Burgess.

In 1943 a commercial airliner carrying film star Leslie Howard was shot down with the death of all on board.

Was he the intended target or was it a strange case of mistaken identity?

Leslie Howard....Simon Williams

Alfred Chenhalls....Kenneth Cranham

Dora....Doreen Mantle

Derek....John Evitts

Wilfrid Israel....Jonathan Tafler

George West....Roger Alborough

Fr Holmes....Trevor Littledale

Young Dora....Clare Corbett

Young Derek....Dylan Jackson Yates

Boarding Officer....Chris Stanton

Airport Announcer....Mariana Polizzi

Directed by David Blount.

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Mark Burgess's drama re-imagines the circumstances surrounding the death of film star Leslie Howard, whose plane was shot down by German fighters in 1943.

Howard and his business manager Alfred Chenhalls - who bore a striking resemblance to Winston Churchill - were on their way back to England from Lisbon after a speaking tour.

Could their plane have been targeted in a case of mistaken identity?

Leslie Howard....Simon Williams

Alfred Chenhalls....Kenneth Cranham