I bought this by pure accident when looking for the book of the same name. It brought back memories of watching this on a Sunday evening. How well it was adapted from the book. The only minor technical difference being in the book the squadron had Hurricanes and in the TV series, they were Spitfire from later version than used at the start of the war. Overlooking this, the whole story of Hornet squadron, its pilots, officers and their personal lives, class distinction and battle tactics from the outbreak of the Second World War, through the Phoney war and into the latter stage of the Battle of Britain, is portrayed really well and held good to the book. The acting was great with and it shows how well UK TV produced some great adaptations of more recent history, rather than the current adaptation of Georgian/Victorian dramas being shown. This I would say is the UK version of Band of Brothers, for the RAF before and during the Battle of Britain. Anyone who has read about the early stages of the Second World War and the RAF, I think would find this a good DVD to watch.