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BBC adaptation of Robert Westall's acclaimed novel. In a small seaside town in northern England during World War II, a young boy discovers the remains of a German aircraft - with the dead pilot still inside.

Series Cast

  1. Shaun Taylor

    Chas McGill

    6 Episodes

  2. Debbie Breen

    Audrey Parton

    6 Episodes

  3. Alastair Craig

    Nicky Nichol

    6 Episodes

  4. Andrew Craig

    Clogger Duncan

    6 Episodes

  5. John Gannie

    Sergeant Green

    6 Episodes

  6. Harry Herring

    Stan Liddell

    6 Episodes

  7. Pauline Moriarty

    Mrs. McGill

    6 Episodes

  8. Les Wilde

    Mr. McGill

    6 Episodes

  9. Adrian Dawson

    Carrot Juice

    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1983 • 6 Episodes

Season 1 of The Machine Gunners premiered on February 23, 1983.

Episode 6

(1x6, March 30, 1983) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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