I gave an interview to the makers of this film, expecting only a sentence or two of mine to make the final cut. I was surprised and delighted to find that my arguement runs right through the completed package. https://youtu.be/Q30EN4vbouU

A crowd outside the Express building in Fleet Street awaits Amy Johnson in 1932. (Getty)

In the rat-infested basement of The Public Benefit Boot Company in Leeds City Market, Harry Proctor was sacked. His boss had caught him reading a novel. The tattered pages had already worked their magic, however. It was 1932 and Proctor, …

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