Starring Eddie Izzard as pioneer Robert Watson-Watt, this one-off factual drama tells the previously untold story of the fight to invent Radar by this Scotsman and a team of unproven British scientists.
When is Castles In The Sky on TV?
The programmes air date and time has now been set for Thursday 4 September, 2014, running from 9:00pm to 10:30pm on BBC Two.
Lead Cast List
Character – Actor/Actress
Robert Watson-Watt – Eddie Izzard (Treasure Island, Hannibal, Bullet in the Face)
Margaret Watson – Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad, Lip Service, Black Box)
Winston Churchill – Tim McInnerny (The Devil’s Whore, Blackadder)
Henry Tizard – Alex Jennings (The Queen)
Frederick Lindemann – David Hayman (Trial And Retribution, New Tricks)
Skip Wilkins – Karl Davies (Game Of Thrones, Emmerdale)
Albert Percival Rowe – Julian Rhind-Tutt (Greenwing, Blandings)
Higgy – Ian McKee (The Visit)
Taffy Bowen – Celyn Jones
Bell – Joe Bone
Speaking about Castles In The Sky, comedian and lead actor Eddie Izzard said: “I feel very privileged to be playing the role of Robert Watson Watt. Hopefully our production will allow him, along with Skip Wilkins and their team to finally take their places in the pantheon of British greats of World War Two, as the inventors of Radar. Without Radar the Nazis would probably have been able to invade and occupy our country. So the future of the free world may well have been saved by these unlikely men and their brilliant work leading up to the Battle of Britain. Their names are not famous – that is a mistake Britain must rectify. This is their story.”