This biography of record-breaking English aviatrix Amy Johnson combines real-life testimonials with innovative character acting. Johnson set numerous long-distance aviation records, among them her famous 1930 solo flight from England to Australia. Johnson is also remembered for her mysterious disappearance, her body never recovered after it was last seen floating from a parachute above the Thames on a stormy 1941 day. Here a multitude of prolific actors combine to voice the primary players in Johnson’s brief, but accomplished career. Shirley Dixon (Wallace and Gromit, Inspector Morse) imbues Johnson with unflappable ambition and playful working-class wit, following the pilot from her humble beginnings as a typist through her pioneering women’s rights advocacy. Impeccable English orator Valentine Palmer hosts the proceedings with finesse and fluidity.
© and (P) 1976 Ivan and Inge Berg
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