The Airbase

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The Airbase
Genre Sitcom
Starring David Kelsey
David Healy
Eddie Matthews
Alan Gifford
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 6
Running time 25 minutes
Original network BBC2
Original release 24 March – 28 April 1965

The Airbase is a black-and-white British sitcom that was broadcast on BBC2 in 1965. It was written by John Briley.


  • David Kelsey – Sqdn-Ldr Terence Elgin Heatherton
  • David Healy – Staff Sgt. George Tillman Miller
  • Eddie Matthews – Airman Randy Ricks
  • Alan Gifford – Colonel Hoggart


The American writer John Briley wrote this sitcom from his own experiences as a soldier stationed in England. The lead character is Sqn Ldr Heatherton who is the commanding officer at RAF Wittlethorpe. Much of his time is taken up by him being the middle man between the local community and his US airmen.


  1. Episode One (24 March 1965)
  2. Episode Two (31 March 1965)
  3. Episode Three (7 April 1965)
  4. Episode Four (14 April 1965)
  5. Episode Five (21 April 1965)
  6. Episode Six (28 April 1965)

No episodes are known to exist in the BBC's archives as of 2009; the show was presumably wiped in the early 1970s.


  • Mark Lewisohn, "Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy", BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2003

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