Feb 11, 2019
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British films....with the occasional hint of professionalism.
In this episode, the first to feature all three hosts together, Scott, Tony and Steven have selected one of the most British of British movies, The Dam Busters from 1955 starring Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave.
After inventing the "bouncing bomb," which can skip across water until it encounters a dam to explode, Dr. Barnes Wallis (Michael Redgrave) struggles for years to develop his new device for use in World War II. Once the bombs are ready to be tested, Wing Commander Guy Gibson's (Richard Todd) squadron must be specially trained to drop the sensitive weapons on Germany's Ruhr Dams. Based on true events, this British film features a legendary grand finale of special effects.
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Scott, Tony and Steven