Pan Am

9:45pm Saturday 3 December on BBC TWO

While preparing to ferry a US Navy submarine crew back home from Spain on board the Clipper Majestic, Laura reveals that she posed naked for her Life magazine photographer-friend Graham, in episode seven of Pan Am entitled Truth Or Dare.

During the unusually rowdy flight, she spends much of her time with Joe, an African-American sailor who manages to snag an invitation to a party at the Greenwich Village apartment she is sharing with Maggie.

And despite her uncertainty about being seen in the company of a black man, and painfully aware of the building super’s disapproval of Joe staying the night, Laura offers to spend the day with him before he catches a train to Mississippi.

Meanwhile, after arranging a secret rendezvous with Niko Lonza, Kate panics when she learns that the diplomat she’s trying to recruit to be a double agent for the CIA has been summoned back to Yugoslavia.

In episode eight, Unscheduled Departure, a hurricane makes the Clipper Majestic’s journey to Caracas frightening for its passengers and crew. Things get even more perilous thought when 60-year-old first-time flier Harry Belson has a heart attack.

So, as Kate does her best to tend to the ailing passenger, Dean, Ted and rookie navigator Chuck Moore look for a place to land. With the storm’s trajectory ruling out Miami, Dean opts for a risky landing in war-torn Haiti.

Pan Am stars Christina Ricci as Maggie, Margot Robbie as Laura, Michael Mosley as Ted, Karine Vanasse as Colette, Mike Vogel as Dean and Kelli Garner as Kate.

10:00pm Saturday 26 November on BBC Two

Laura needs to return her engagement ring to her jilted fiance in episode 5 of the glossy period drama, entitled One Coin In A Fountain.

Unfortunately, she pawned the ring and it’s been sold on to someone else. Ted ventures with her to Harlem to help her buy it back but the plan backfires and it takes an uncharacteristically generous and heartfelt gesture by Ted to sort things out.

Kate is assigned by MI6 to get the fingerprints of a glamorous Italian KGB spy – but to meet her she’ll need to get invited to the casino by the spy’s handsome friend, Yugoslavian diplomat Niko Lonza, who is on Kate’s flight to Monte Carlo. And that’s going to mean getting between him and Maggie who has already taken a shine to him…

In episode 6, The Genuine Article, Kate is pulled off her flight by the CIA, leaving the crew to fly to Rio de Janeiro without her. This time she learns that the Yugoslavian diplomat Niko Lonza, with whom she has begun a relationship, has caught their attention and they want her to find out everything she can about him.

Ginny surprises Dean by turning up on the flight intending to spend time with him in Rio – this time bringing her boss and lover Everett Henson, the vice president of Pan Am. Dean fears discovery and tries to talk some sense into her, but when he and Colette bump into Henson and Ginny in the bar and he invites Dean to dinner, Dean begins to suspect Henson may already have discovered the affair.

Pan Am stars Christina Ricci (Penelope) as Maggie, Margot Robbie (Neighbours) as Laura, Michael Mosley (Justified) as Ted, Karine Vanasse (Polytechnique) as Colette, with Mike Vogel (The Help) as Dean and Kelli Garner (Going The Distance) as Kate.

9:45pm Saturday 19 November on BBC TWO

The Clipper Majestic is chartered to fly a group of journalists to Berlin to cover President Kennedy’s historic address there in episode 3 of the glossy period drama, entitled Ich Bin Ein Berliner.

Kate has a CIA assignment meeting her East German contact in a bookshop to buy a book by Nietzche. But before she’s even into the shop the plan has gone astray and she finds herself speeding through the streets of Berlin and trying to smuggle her contact into the West. Colette reveals to Dean that both her parents died in the Nazi occupation of France in the Second World War and she finds a visit to Germany more difficult than she expected.

While watching JFK’s speech Ted predictably makes a move on Laura and spoils the moment. Meanwhile, Maggie, who worked on Kennedy’s election campaign, is determined to finally meet the President and will stop at nothing to get to him.

In episode 4, Eastern Promises, there are high tempers and tension in the Far East.

Kate has to deliver a camera to an unknown contact in the Far East. Picking it up in Rangoon she is soon in Jakarta and horribly out of her depth. Laura goes out on the town with carefree Maggie, whose tour of the local gambling dens proves quite an eye-opener for her, but Kate is unimpressed when Laura jeopardises her operation. After another argument, Laura finds an unlikely sympathetic ear in Ted.

A run-in with some Naval officers dredges up painful memories for Ted of his time as a navy test pilot, which expain why he is so bitter about Dean’s fast rise to the Captain’s chair. During a tricky landing in Hong Kong, tempers boil over.

Pan Am stars Christina Ricci (Penelope) as Maggie, Margot Robbie (Neighbours) as Laura, Michael Mosley (Justified) as Ted, Karine Vanasse (Polytechnique) as Colette, with Mike Vogel (The Help) as Dean and Kelli Garner (Going The Distance) as Kate.

9:00pm Wednesday 16 November on BBC TWO

It’s 1963 and the Jet Age is dawning as Pan American Worldwide Airlines unveils its Boeing 707 Clipper Majestic, captained by the cocky and charismatic Dean Lowery.

However, when Dean’s choice for lead stewardess, Bridget Pierce, mysteriously disappears on the heels of his marriage proposal, a frantic search for a replacement produces Maggie Ryan, a rebellious bohemian who is continually running afoul of the airline’s rigid dress code.

Joining Dean and Maggie are Kate Cameron, an adventuresome 24 year old; her younger sister Laura who has become a celebrity after her picture landed on the cover of Life when she ran out on her wedding and joined Pan Am; and the young French beauty Colette Valois.

On the eve of the Majestic’s inaugural flight, a US intelligence operative who recruited her in Rome several months ago, asks Kate to replace the passport of a Russian passenger with one that’s expired.

As the flight is getting underway, Colette is surprised when John Stanton, a passenger with whom she’s having an affair, boards with his wife and young son in tow. With his co-pilot Ted Vanderway and their navigator Sanjeev, Dean takes the Majestic into the skies towards London. And as Kate looks for an opportunity to switch Sabel’s passport, she must also keep the amorous cockpit crew, and especially Ted, away from her na�ve and inexperienced younger sister.

Upon landing, John’s wife Evelyn makes it clear that she knows about Colette’s affair with her husband and warns her to steer clear. And as Dean is puzzled to find that Bridget’s London apartment has been mysteriously vacated, Kate learns that Sabel is actually Roger Anderson, a British MI6 agent who posed as the Russian passenger in order to test her in advance of a real assignment. Finally, as Kate learns that it was Bridget who was responsible for recruiting her, she prepares for a future of working alongside her younger sister while taking on a series of covert courier assignments from the CIA.

Pan Am stars Christina Ricci (Penelope) as Maggie, Margot Robbie (Neighbours) as Laura, Michael Mosley (Justified) as Ted, Karine Vanasse (Polytechnique) as Colette, with Mike Vogel (The Help) as Dean and Kelli Garner (Going The Distance) as Kate. It is directed by Thomas Schlamme and written by Jack Orman.

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