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Sir Francis Drake 

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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1962   1961  

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Series cast summary:
Terence Morgan ...  Sir Francis Drake / ... 26 episodes, 1961-1962
Jean Kent ...  Queen Elizabeth I 22 episodes, 1961-1962
Michael Crawford ...  John Drake 18 episodes, 1961-1962
Milton Reid ...  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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Adventure | Family

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Trivia

The end credits are shown against a background depicting Drake's Drum, which accompanied him around the world 1577-80. A replica is on display at his home, Buckland Abbey, while the original is in a climate-controlled store. According to legend, if England is in danger the drum beats (or is beaten) to summon Drake's help. See more »

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

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Classic TV at its best
3 September 2020 | by cgrant-25592See all my reviews

I am so pleased that (in the UK) the Talking Pictures channel is running the whole of this series. Like some of the other contributors I haven't seen them since I was a nipper but they must have made a big impression on my young mind as the music and sets are so familiar.

Its also fascinating to spot guest stars in early roles - Michael Anderson Jnr, Michael Crawford, Nanette Newman, David McCallum, Howard Lang, and of all people the bloke from 'Play School' Brian Cant who played a small part in one episode, to name but a few.

They don't make them like this anymore . . .


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UK

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English

Release Date:

24 June 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Sir Francis Drake See more »

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| (26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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