A documentary about Donald Campbell and his record breaking attempts as one of the last great British boffins. Back in the 1960’s he was a household name known as a daredevil, keen to defeat failure and keep Britain as a world leader in innovation and inspiration. Up until this documentary was released his story has largely remained untold so for the first time we look in-depth into what his achievements really were.
Jim Broadbent narrates a story which goes behind Donald Campbells carefully constructed public image to reveal the man behind the success. From the back yard to the world stage until the tragic accident in his craft “blue bird” on Coniston Water in 1967.