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8 March 2020 will see the release of series two of ATA Girl, the original drama series telling the story of the courageous female pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II.
Appropriately, once again, the creative team behind ATA Girl – creator/director Louise Jameson, and producer/writer Helen Goldwyn – has assembled a brilliant cast of women to portray the main characters.
Kate Copeland (The Ghost, Golden Years) reprises her role as Pauline Gower, the real-life engineer and pilot who initially proposed the formation of the women‘s branch of the ATA. She is joined by Amy Downham (Hollyoaks, Pen Talar) as Tilly, the present-day grand-daughter of series one lead, Amelia, who is making a documentary about the pilots. Holly Jackson Walters (A Beautiful Impurity) and Elinor Lawless (EastEnders) play international third officers, Felicity Moreaux and Rhiannon Geary, respectively.
Louise Jameson said: “I think it‘s a series that‘s worthy, not just because of the amount of talent that‘s gone towards its conclusion but also because of the women that it‘s about. These are very unsung heroines – and very brave women – especially our main protagonist, Pauline Gower, who managed to get equal pay for equal work. This is back in 1942, and we‘re still fighting that battle!”
Helen Goldwyn said: “It‘s all been about respecting and honouring the memory of these women, because we are fictionalising their lives. But every single thing that we write is inspired by the real lives of the real women. We‘ve been very careful about that, I think, and I‘m proud of the end product.”
The series two box set of ATA Girl contains two new stories:
The Hardest Day by Helen Goldwyn
Au Revoir by Louise Jameson
The first series of ATA Girl was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama award in 2019. Actor Claire Wyatt won Best Female Radio Drama Performance at the One Voice Awards 2019 for her portrayal of Second Officer Mina Lauderdale.
Watch the trailer for series one below.
ATA Girl 2 will be released in March 2020 exclusively on download from the Big Finish website and is available now at the special pre-order price of £9.99.
Or why not save money and buy both ATA Girl series 1 & 2 together in a bundle priced at £26 for the digital download?