Aquila (1997–1998)
A terrific series!
21 May 2013
Warning: Spoilers
This was a truly great series; the BBC at their peak. Why they never followed it up is a mystery. Two boys find a machine, which can fly and do all sorts of things.

They work out what the controls do, what fuel it needs and, most importantly, how to stop it getting them into trouble! In the course of the series, they find themselves learning Latin, physics, archaeology, Roman history and much more which bewilders their teacher, as they were not considered good scholars.

They eventually find out it is actually a 'lifeboat' from an alien spaceship. The two boys have very different personalities, but compliment each other and are firm friends. The interplay between them is a joy to watch, and the way they tackle difficulties inspiring.

Why it hasn't been released on DVD I don't know! I'm sure it would sell like hot cakes!
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