Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:34 pm
From the BBC Website:
There have never been more planes in our skies - earlier this year 9,000 of them flew over UK airspace in just one day, an all-time record. Now, BBC Four is opening up the skies to give viewers an unprecedented insight into what is flying over their heads at any one time by joining forces with an enthusiastic band of home grown experts: plane spotters.
Live across three nights, Peter Snow, Zoe Laughlin and Andi Peters are starting the country’s biggest mass plane spot. Their mission: To spot as many of the hundreds of different types of plane in UK airspace as possible, from private to cargo to military. And they're asking the British public to help, by sending in their spots.
We’ll also uncover the rich and detailed world of aviation enthusiasts across the country, from the teams lovingly restoring Britain's forgotten planes, to exploring the materials that are at the frontier of more environmentally friendly flying.
This is not just a show for unashamed aviation geeks, this is for anyone with a passion for travel, history and our heritage. With a mixture of archive, personal stories, and remarkable tales of single minded dedication this series is finally giving voice to, and celebrating, those whose passions are planes.
Planespotting Live (3x60’) for BBC Four, is produced by Plum Pictures. The Executive Producers for Plum are Emma Jay and Will Daws. It was commissioned by Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual and Natural History and Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor, BBC Four. The Commissioning Editors are Emeka Onono and Tom Coveney.