Writing The Century 19

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01Girl Meets Plane20120611

In October 2003 the Antiques Roadshow featured the

flight journals of Joan Allen who had served with the ATA

during the Second World War. But there had been

another intriguing find. Hidden in a metal flight box

under Joan's stairs was another flight journal.

It recorded the solo flight that Joan had undertaken in 1948

in a 2 seater Angus Fairchild aircraft from England to Singapore.

Diane Samuels' 'Tiger Wings' makes a leap of imagination

from this true-life source and gives wing to Joan's remarkable

achievement that might so easily have vanished into the mists

of the past.

Episode One - Girl Meets Plane

Episode Two - Vive La France

Episode Three - Middle East

Episode Four - Oranges and Pearls

Episode Five - Tiger Beer Girl

Joan Allen....Honeysuckle Weeks

Wiggs/Mme Carter/Mrs Reed.... Tracy Wiles

Maud....Christine Absalom

Mr McCowan/Hotelier....Patrick Brennan

Becky Sharpe/Martha....Susie Riddell

Young Woman....Amaka Okafor

Young Man/Stevens....Joe Sims

Jacques/Cpt Harkness....Sam Alexander

Gemile/Airport Mangager....Akbar Kurtha

SAA Pilot/Jack Roche....Don Gilet

Abdul....Peter Singh

Moiter/Mr Daniels....Angelo Paragoso

Shreela/Clemmie Daniels....Deeivya Meir

Directed by Tracey Neale

Diane Samuels has written many plays for both radio and stage including the award winning 'Kindertransport' which has been produced all over the world and is a text studied in schools.

Diane Samuels' story of Joan Allen and her solo flight from England to Singapore in 1948.

In October 2003 the Antiques Roadshow featured the

flight journals of Joan Allen who had served with the ATA

during the Second World War. But there had been

another intriguing find. Hidden in a metal flight box

under Joan's stairs was another flight journal.

It recorded the solo flight that Joan had undertaken in 1948

in a 2 seater Angus Fairchild aircraft from England to Singapore.

Diane Samuels' 'Tiger Wings' makes a leap of imagination

from this true-life source and gives wing to Joan's remarkable

achievement that might so easily have vanished into the mists

of the past.

Episode One - Girl Meets Plane

Episode Two - Vive La France

Episode Three - Middle East

Episode Four - Oranges and Pearls

Episode Five - Tiger Beer Girl

Joan Allen....Honeysuckle Weeks

Wiggs/Mme Carter/Mrs Reed.... Tracy Wiles

Maud....Christine Absalom

Mr McCowan/Hotelier....Patrick Brennan

Becky Sharpe/Martha....Susie Riddell

Young Woman....Amaka Okafor

Young Man/Stevens....Joe Sims

Jacques/Cpt Harkness....Sam Alexander

Gemile/Airport Mangager....Akbar Kurtha

SAA Pilot/Jack Roche....Don Gilet

Abdul....Peter Singh

Moiter/Mr Daniels....Angelo Paragoso

Shreela/Clemmie Daniels....Deeivya Meir

Directed by Tracey Neale

Diane Samuels has written many plays for both radio and stage including the award winning 'Kindertransport' which has been produced all over the world and is a text studied in schools.

02Vive La France20120612

Joan is about to begin her solo flight half way across the world. First stop is France.

In October 2003 the Antiques Roadshow featured the

flight journals of Joan Allen who had served with the ATA

during the Second World War. But there had been

another intriguing find. Hidden in a metal flight box

under Joan's stairs was another flight journal.

It recorded the solo flight that Joan had undertaken in 1948

in a 2 seater Angus Fairchild aircraft from England to Singapore.

Diane Samuels' 'Tiger Wings' makes a leap of imagination

from this true-life source and gives wing to Joan's remarkable

achievement that might so easily have vanished into the mists

of the past.

Episode Two - Vive La France

Joan is about to begin her solo flight half way across the world.

First stop is France but will she get off the ground in time?

03Middle East20120613

In October 2003 the Antiques Roadshow featured the

flight journals of Joan Allen who had served with the ATA

during the Second World War. But there had been

another intriguing find. Hidden in a metal flight box

under Joan's stairs was another flight journal.

It recorded the solo flight that Joan had undertaken in 1948

in a 2 seater Angus Fairchild aircraft from England to Singapore.

Diane Samuels' 'Tiger Wings' makes a leap of imagination

from this true-life source and gives wing to Joan's remarkable

achievement that might so easily have vanished into the mists

of the past.

Episode Three - Middle East

After an unscheduled stop in gorgeous Cannes, Joan attempts to

make up for time as she crosses the sea to Tunisia.

After an unscheduled stop in gorgeous Cannes, Joan attempts to make up for lost time.

In October 2003 the Antiques Roadshow featured the

flight journals of Joan Allen who had served with the ATA

during the Second World War. But there had been

another intriguing find. Hidden in a metal flight box

under Joan's stairs was another flight journal.

It recorded the solo flight that Joan had undertaken in 1948

in a 2 seater Angus Fairchild aircraft from England to Singapore.

Diane Samuels' 'Tiger Wings' makes a leap of imagination

from this true-life source and gives wing to Joan's remarkable

achievement that might so easily have vanished into the mists

of the past.

Episode Three - Middle East

After an unscheduled stop in gorgeous Cannes, Joan attempts to

make up for time as she crosses the sea to Tunisia.

04Oranges And Pearls20120614

In October 2003 the Antiques Roadshow featured the

flight journals of Joan Allen who had served with the ATA

during the Second World War. But there had been

another intriguing find. Hidden in a metal flight box

under Joan's stairs was another flight journal.

It recorded the solo flight that Joan had undertaken in 1948

in a 2 seater Angus Fairchild aircraft from England to Singapore.

Diane Samuels' 'Tiger Wings' makes a leap of imagination

from this true-life source and gives wing to Joan's remarkable

achievement that might so easily have vanished into the mists

of the past.

Episode Four - Oranges and Pearls

Hoping the technical problems are behind her now, Joan

heads for Baghdad.

Hoping the technical problems are behind her now, Joan heads for Baghdad.

In October 2003 the Antiques Roadshow featured the

flight journals of Joan Allen who had served with the ATA

during the Second World War. But there had been

another intriguing find. Hidden in a metal flight box

under Joan's stairs was another flight journal.

It recorded the solo flight that Joan had undertaken in 1948

in a 2 seater Angus Fairchild aircraft from England to Singapore.

Diane Samuels' 'Tiger Wings' makes a leap of imagination

from this true-life source and gives wing to Joan's remarkable

achievement that might so easily have vanished into the mists

of the past.

Episode Four - Oranges and Pearls

Hoping the technical problems are behind her now, Joan

heads for Baghdad.

05 LASTTiger Beer Girl20120615

Singapore is within sight, and Joan's flight is bringing back happy and painful memories.

In October 2003 the Antiques Roadshow featured the

flight journals of Joan Allen who had served with the ATA

during the Second World War. But there had been

another intriguing find. Hidden in a metal flight box

under Joan's stairs was another flight journal.

It recorded the solo flight that Joan had undertaken in 1948

in a 2 seater Angus Fairchild aircraft from England to Singapore.

Diane Samuels' 'Tiger Wings' makes a leap of imagination

from this true-life source and gives wing to Joan's remarkable

achievement that might so easily have vanished into the mists

of the past.

Episode Five - Tiger Beer Girl

Will the wish, made at The Iron Pillar in Delhi, come true?

Singapore is within sight and this solo flight, halfway across

the world, is bringing back both happy and painful memories

for Joan.