Showing as part of the BBC’s Battle of Britain season, one-off drama First Light tells the true story of Geoffrey Wellum, the Spitfire pilot who was just 18 when he joined 92 Squadron.
The compelling drama is interspersed with personal recollections from the adult Wellum, while his younger self is played by Sam Heughan, whose previous credits include the BBC’s Doctors and the West End transfer of Nicholas De Jongh’s Plague Over England.
Currently in Northampton rehearsing for the Royal & Derngate’s new production of The Talented Mr Ripley (September 17-October 9), in which he plays Richard Greenleaf, Sam talked to Scott Matthewman about the film.
- First Light is on BBC2 tonight, Tuesday, September 14, at 9pm, and on the BBC HD channel tonight at 10.30pm. It will be available on iPlayer for 7 days after broadcast.
To listen to the podcast:
The preferred way to listen to the podcast is through iTunes. If you subscribe to the podcast series in iTunes, then not only will you get this edition of the podcast, but you will automatically receive further editions, for free, as they are released.
Alternatively, you can listen to a streamed MP3 version below.