1990. As Saddam Hussein tightens his grip on Kuwait, the western alliance prepares to drive him back to Iraq - unaware that a pre-emptive strike is already under way, much much closer to home. Then comes Saddam's ultimatum: pull out of the Gulf or New York will feel the kiss of the Devil's Breath.
1982. The IRA hunger strikes are over. Ten men are dead. The Provos are calling for revenge. As Britain prepares for war in the South Atlantic, one man plots the ultimate counter-strike. His code name? REAPER.
When a super-power confrontation threatens to get out of control, the UK government declares a national state of emergency.
On the island city of Portsmouth, home to the country's premier naval base, 140,000 people find themselves sealed off from the mainland.
Neil Slatter broke his neck in a motor cycle accident. He was 19. For the rest of his life he would be paralysed from the shoulders down. Yet four years later, he concluded he was the luckiest man in the world. Why?
A documentary account of the making and shaping of the Royal International Air Tattoo.