Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Basil Sydney, Ursula Jeans, Derek Farr, Ernest Clark
Director: Michael Anderson
Running Time: 125 minutes
Certificate: PG - racist terms, mild bad language
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, join Dan Snow, the Glenn Miller Orchestra plus special guests including family members of the Dam Busters crew, historian Paul Beaver and Professor Hugh Hunt as they explore the history of the iconic raid and how it led to the making of a classic British film.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the famous Dam Busters raid, this commemorative event takes place at the Royal Albert Hall and will be be followed by a screening of a digital restoration of the film.
Live Show: 19:15
Finish: 22:30 approx.
Scientist and engineer Dr Barnes Wallis (Michael Redgrave) believes destroying Germany’s Ruhr dams can paralyse the enemy’s industrial nerve centre, thus shortening WWII. After much persuasion, permission is finally granted to develop the bombs and aircraft capable of such a task and a special squadron is drafted in to carry out the raids.
Led by dashing Air Ace Wing Commander Guy Gibson (Richard Todd), 617 Squadron begin intense training in order to master the modified Lancaster bombers they will pilot in the raid. Unaware of their target until the day of their mission, the airmen set out on a brave and perilous journey that could change the course of the war. Back home in the Group Ops room, Wallis tensely awaits news of the mission. But did his plan succeed? And will the planes all return unscathed?
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