First Light

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By any standard, Englishman Geoffrey Wellum qualifies as a real-life hero. Born in 1921, Wellum enrolled in Her Majesty's Royal Air Force in August 1939, well before his 18th birthday. Within the mere span of a few months, Wellum began flying dangerous combat missions and demonstrated that rare combination of deft piloting and utter fearlessness in British skies - which helped him not only survive, but win the Distinguished Flying Cross, receive a quick promotion to flight commander, and ultimately, snag a ...
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Overview

By any standard, Englishman Geoffrey Wellum qualifies as a real-life hero. Born in 1921, Wellum enrolled in Her Majesty's Royal Air Force in August 1939, well before his 18th birthday. Within the mere span of a few months, Wellum began flying dangerous combat missions and demonstrated that rare combination of deft piloting and utter fearlessness in British skies - which helped him not only survive, but win the Distinguished Flying Cross, receive a quick promotion to flight commander, and ultimately, snag a transfer to the Mediterranean, where he routinely led eight spitfire planes over Malta. Then, some 57 years after the curtain fell on World War II, Wellum published his own thrilling accounts of wartime exploits in the autobiography First Light (2002); it became an instant bestseller. This 2010 film of the same title constitutes a BBC television adaptation of the tome; directed by Matthew Whiteman, it stars Sam Heughan as young Geoffrey, and features a supporting cast that includes Paul Kinman and Paul Linto.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2011
  • UPC: 066805310850
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Source: Bfs Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:19:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 31,519

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Heughan Geoffrey 'Boy' Wellum
Gary Lewis
Ben Aldridge
Alex Robertson
Paul Kynman
Paul Tinto
Jordon Bernarde
Alex Waldmann
Tuppence Middleton
Richard Walsh
Technical Credits
Matthew Whiteman Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Madonna Baptiste Executive Producer
Richard Bradley Executive Producer
Gabriel Currington Score Composer
Cassian Harrison Executive Producer
Martin Davidson Executive Producer
Caleb Ranson Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- First Light
1. Chapter 1 [7:40]
2. Chapter 2 [6:21]
3. Chapter 3 [6:52]
4. Chapter 4 [6:38]
5. Chapter 5 [8:36]
6. Chapter 6 [9:00]
7. Chapter 7 [7:58]
8. Chapter 8 [7:22]
9. Chapter 9 [7:37]
10. Chapter 10 [4:56]
11. Chapter 11 [4:54]
12. Chapter 12 [:48]
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Disc #1 -- First Light
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    It is a fantastic story of heroism and Sam Heughan makes a great

    It is a fantastic story of heroism and Sam Heughan makes a great job in this film!

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