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Bromley director launches war time flick ahead of Remembrance Day

PUBLISHED: 12:45 05 November 2013 | UPDATED: 12:48 05 November 2013

Blitz & Bananas tells the story of Ronnie and Pearl's love blossoms during the Second World War.

Blitz & Bananas tells the story of Ronnie and Pearl's love blossoms during the Second World War.

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A Bromley filmmaker will launch her first feature length release on DVD this Friday, aiming to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal.

Anna Littler’s Blitz & Bananas is set in Bromley during the Second World War, and was inspired by her great uncle who served as an RAF pilot - but never returned from battle.

More than 150 volunteers helped with the film, which stars Brian Murphy (George & Mildred) and Linda Regan (Hi-de-Hi!) in the lead roles. Its premier at The Churchill Theatre, in Bromley High Street, sold out.

Anna said: “Even as a child, Remembrance Day was important to me. Watching the service on television, I’d ponder over the loss of a great uncle in the Second World War and my grandpa’s inability to speak about his time as a prisoner of war.”

On Saturday, Anna will fly to Belgium to lay a wreath on the grave of her great great uncle who died in Ypres in the First World War. To purchase Blitz & Bananas, visit blitzandbananas.com.

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