BBC Two has given the green-light to Castles In The Sky, a factual drama which hails from Shameless scribe Ian Kershaw and tells the story of the invention of radar. Eddie Izzard has been cast as the lead in the drama, which recently entered production and is set to air on BBC Two in 2014.
“I feel very privileged to be playing the role of Robert Watson-Watt”, said Eddie Izzard. “Hopefully our production will allow him, along with Arnold ‘Skip’ Wilkins and their team, to finally take their places in the pantheon of British greats of World War II, as the inventors of RADAR.”
Penned by Kershaw, Castles In The Sky tells the previously untold remarkable story of the fight to invent RADAR by Scotsman Robert Watson Watt and a team of British scientists. The drama also conveys the genuine human drama behind the invention which saved the nation in the Battle of Britain. Castles In The Sky is being produced by Hero Film and Television & Black Camel Pictures and stars Izzard, Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad), Alex Jennings (The Queen), Tim McInnerny (The Devil’s Whore), David Hayman (Trial And Retribution) and Julian Rhind-Tutt. The producers are Simon Wheeler, Arabella Page Croft and Kieran Parker. Gillies McKinnon is attached to direct.