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TV Alert 2019 22 May 2019 20:35 #21

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IMDB says that Leeming was also used, runway.

The opening shot is at Scorton according to IMDB

Some other scenes were shot in North Yorkshire.

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TV Alert 2019 23 May 2019 10:07 #22

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I would say that North Yorkshire is most likely for all scenes. Anyone know what months it was filmed in in 45? Brief Encounter had all the railway scenes shot at Carnforth in March 45 to avoid the blackout regs which were still in force in the London area. I would guess that "the way to the stars" would have been filmed in North Yorkshire to reduce the chance of an Jerries tryin to interrupt filming.

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TV Alert 2019 23 May 2019 10:27 #23

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TV Alert 2019 23 May 2019 14:13 #24

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The B-17 Group had a P in a triangle on the fin and this was the 384th BG at Grafton Underwood, assuming a real markings were used.
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TV Alert 2019 23 May 2019 14:49 #25

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From: www.coastcomp.com/av/fltline2/avmovie.htm#W The Way to the Stars (US "Johnny in The Clouds")

RAF Hurricanes (56 OTU?), Bristol Blenheims II, Douglas Bostons and Avro Ansons. 8th Air Force Boeing B-17G's. This footage was shot at the 8th base of Grafton-Underwood with the 384 BG, during April-May 1945. (The only WWII "movie" footage shot by Hollywood with an actual combat unit)

Some thoughts from above posts
The opening shot is at Scorton according to IMDB. Possibly, but by 0.02.18 we have Catterick's tower

IMDB says that Leeming was also used, runway. Possibly, but not Leeming's WWII tower

This footage was shot at the 8th base of Grafton-Underwood Very likely with the HILV runway lights,

The mimic in the control room is unlike any of the airfields mentioned above. Possibly a red herring. It's similar to Wymeswold.

The CT balcony at 1.24.05 is the big clue. Three windows at the front and the nearside one extends round the side. I haven't a clue! Doesn't look like www.controltowers.co.uk/C/Catterick.htm

More discussion: filmdope.com/forums/79814-way-stars.html
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TV Alert 2019 23 May 2019 19:30 #26

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The Hurricanes were from 56OTU and 1695 Bomber (Defence) Training Flight (RCAF) based at RAF Dalton. The Blenheim IIs are most likely Finnish Air Force. The 384th BG had just come off missions to Germany and made up most of the B-17 footage in the film, these scenes being filmed in April and May 1945. The B-17F was Hell's Angels of the 358th Bombardment Squadron at Molesworth (the first to complete 25 missions).
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TV Alert 2019 25 May 2019 21:12 #27

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Screengrabs of:

1) A Tower with guy firing flare 2) The mimic 3) Tower in question (almost certainly not that in pic.1)


I'm losing sleep on the ID of pic 3. Thanks for raising the question Canberra B)
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TV Alert 2019 26 May 2019 08:20 #28

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Radio rather than TV but not often the Y Service gets mentioned on radio or TV.

NATURE: Ramblings
On: BBC Radio 4 FM
Date: Thursday 30th May 2019 (starting in 4 days)
Time: 15:00 to 15:27 (27 minutes long)

Clare Gets Lost in Lancashire. Series 42, episode 3.
Clare Balding joins two extraordinary sisters for a walk near Dolphinholme in Lancashire. Pat Davies and Jean Argles both worked in espionage during the Second World War. Jean was a code and cipher officer based in Cairo, then Italy, while Pat helped the Royal Navy intercept German naval traffic at coastal stations.

Starring: Clare Balding, Karen Gregor

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Marked By: 'Category: Nature' marker
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Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=7346

Copyright (c) GipsyMedia Limited.

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TV Alert 2019 26 May 2019 10:17 #29

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Near Dolphinholme are the villages of Arkholme amd Nether Kellet which are "thankful villages".

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TV Alert 2019 28 May 2019 16:24 #30

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Could the lower picture be Thornaby? The upper pic is a 518/40
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