Lincoln film makers’ documentary to be aired on TV

Into the Wind Director Steven Hatton and veteran Alan McDonald

The first self-produced feature-length documentary from Lincoln company Electric Egg will be aired on the Yesterday channel on Monday, April 2 at 9pm.

Into the Wind captures the life and wartime experiences of former Bomber Command veterans from the Second World War.

It features interviews with former aircrew originating from Poland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom.

The programme will also be repeated on Tuesday, April 3 at 7.10am, 12.30pm and 5pm.

Director Steven Hatton said: “After many of years of work on the project, it is very pleasing that these stories, many being heard for the first time, will be heard across the UK.

“This isn’t the end for the Into the Wind project and I am currently writing together a book based on the archive of interviews and images collated during the making of the film.

“The book, like the film, will be focused on the personal stories of those flew in Bomber Command,” he added.

“Beyond Into the Wind, there is a new film I directed called Heilig about a Jewish Kindertransport refugee and also an animated film called What Does Otto See? which was directed by Neil Baker, co-founder of Electric Egg.”