Though prospects look grim for the airline, Ruskin refuses to admit defeat. With Polly Hemingway.
The pressures of overwork, illegal operations and flight in dilapidated planes affect Witney (Richard Heffer).
Ruskin hires another pilot and tries to bribe an MP; Penny's (Polly Hemingway) due-date approaches.
Ruskin flies illegally when a near-accident costs him his pilot's license. With Polly Hemingway.
With the dilapidated Vera Lynn grounded, frantic Ruskin tries to raise money to keep his airline in business.
Ruskin risks an overload when he accepts Ernie Cade's job and flies to Rome in the winter of 1947.
Financial pressures force Ruskin to consider black marketeer Ernie Cade's (Terence Rigby) offer.
Ruskin discovers he may have to start his own airline when he fails to land a job after demobilization.
RAF pilot Jack Ruskin (Roy Marsden) decides to make money as a black marketeer and currency smuggler.