The adventures of Sir Francis Drake during the 1500's. Sir Francis is probably one of the most famous explorers of the high seas. The twenty six episodes of the series are about his ... See full summary »
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Terence Morgan ...
 Sir Francis Drake / ... (26 episodes, 1961-1962)
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 Queen Elizabeth I (22 episodes, 1961-1962)
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 John Drake (18 episodes, 1961-1962)
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 Diego (15 episodes, 1961-1962)
Howard Lang ...
 Grenville (15 episodes, 1961-1962)
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The adventures of Sir Francis Drake during the 1500's. Sir Francis is probably one of the most famous explorers of the high seas. The twenty six episodes of the series are about his explorations of many far off lands. Written by Jenny Evans <jevans@wr.com.au>

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Bringing history to life!
2 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An excellent performance by that very underrated actor, Terence Morgan. You felt that Elizabethan England was in safe hands! How refreshing it was that television used to show real historical characters in series that were attractive to children. Of course Drake was made exceptionally sympathetic but it managed to put over some of the aura that the real historical character must have possessed. Many of the issues raised in this series - starving and underpaid seamen and soldiers, the diplomatic conventions hiding an inevitable move to war, and corruption amongst the great and the good. Maybe it's time for another series on Drake!


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