Episode 4: Ordinary Heroes – 9th December, 10.00pm
The stories of how George Crosses were awarded to two civilians…
In 1968, air-stewardess Jane Harrison shows cool bravery when a BOAC plane crashes and bursts into flames at Heathrow. Repeatedly refusing to put her own safety first, she tragically loses her life while saving others.
Then the extraordinary tale of how 15 year old Jack Bamford saves his family from their burning home in Nottinghamshire. As he jumps into the inferno and the shirt starts burning on his back, his only thought is for the rescue of his two young brothers….