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Castles in the sky [videorecording] / director, Gillies MacKinnon.


A moving and inspiring factual drama about the pioneering work on radar by a little know team of scientists in the run up to the Second World War. On 26 February 1935, Robert Watson-Watt demonstrated for the first time that aircraft could be detected by bouncing radio waves off them. By the time the war began in 1939, radar stations were dotted along the British coast, tracking aircraft at distances of 100 miles away.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : BBC America, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Participant or Performer Note:
Eddie Izzard, Laura Fraser, Arran Tulloch, Lesley Harcourt, Alex Jennings, David Hayman, Julian Rhind-tutt.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, 16:9 anamorphic widescreen; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
English SDH subtitles.
Subject: Watson-Watt, Robert Alexander, Sir, 1892-1973 > Drama.
Engineers > Great Britain > Drama.
Radar > History > Drama.
Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940 > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Radar > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Great Britain > Drama.
Watson-Watt, Robert Alexander, Sir, 1892-1973.
Britain, Battle of (Great Britain : 1940)
World War (1939-1945)
Great Britain.
Genre: Feature films.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Fiction films.
Biographical films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Historical films.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
La Conner Regional Library DVD CASTLE 104385 MULTIMEDIA Available -

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