Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The title of this two-part British miniseries was based on the derisive description of the American military forces billeted in England during WWII: "Overpaid, oversexed and over here." After their air base was destroyed by German bombers, a group of American pilots were forced to live in the same barracks with an RAF battalion. To say that these two diverse bands of airmen didn't get along was an understatement; indeed, even before the Yanks had landed, they were almost shot out of the skies by an overzealous Spitfire squad. It would take more than a common cause and a common enemy to bring the Americans and the Brits to anything even remotely resembling friendship, but that was the task faced by British liaison officer Capt. Baker (Martin Clunes). Debuting April 7, 1996, over the BBC, the two 90-minute episodes of Over Here later aired in the U.S. in the summer of 1999.