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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 Sir Francis Drake / ... 26 episodes, 1961-1962
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 Queen Elizabeth I 22 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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24 June 1962 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Doctor Who: Colony in Space: Episode One (1971) See more »

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Splice the mainbrace for Sir Francis Drake & Terence Morgan
10 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

This series is loosely based on the story of Sir Francis Drake woven with the characters around at the time- e.g. Sir Thomas Stukely (King of America) and the Irish female pirate Grace O'Malley . It's not historically accurate but poetic licence makes some marvellous viewing all these years since it was made. In parts there is comedy and wit, which I did not pick up on when I watched it as a child. The production values are superb, the picture crisp and the sound good, as are the actors. Queen Elizabeth (Jean Kent) and the Spanish Ambassador (Roger Delgado) deserve a particular mention as thoroughly believable casting. Although there are good sets the shipboard scenes are also filmed at sea. It is also interesting to see a young Michael Crawford in what must be one of his earliest roles.


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