CTVA UK - "Sir Francis Drake" (ITC)(1961-62) starring Terence Morgan & Jean Kent

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 "Sir Francis Drake" (1961-62)   "Man of The World" (1962)     "Sentimental Agent" (1963)
#1.25 - Sir Francis Drake - Visit to Spain Pt1 (1962)
#1.25 - Sir Francis Drake - Visit to Spain Pt2 (1962) 
#1.25 - Sir Francis Drake - Visit to Spain Pt3 (1962) 

Sir Francis Drake (1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by
David Moore, Tom Alger

Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
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("TV Times" always credits "ATV-ABC Joint Production")
Incorporated Television Company Ltd. (ITC) (Lew Grade)
Filmed at Associated British Studios, England
and on actual historical sites in Great Britain.
Executive Producer Leslie Harris
Produced by Anthony Bushell
Associate Producer Harry Fine

UK Swashbuckling Adventure series 1961-62   26 episodes x 30 min bw
UK airdates ATV London/ABC Midlands/North Sundays, 12Nov61-29Apr62
US airdates NBC Sundays, 24Jun62-9Sep62
starring
Terence Morgan

 Sir Francis Drake
Jean Kent     as Queen Elizabeth I
with
Patrick McLoughlin as Richard Trevelyan
Richard Warner as Walsingham
Ewan Roberts as Morton, Earl of Lenox
Roger Delgado as Mendoza, the Spanish Ambassador
Michael Crawford as John Drake
Milton Reid as Diego
Howard Lang as Grenville
Peter Richmond as Bosun

 Premise:
Based on the 16th-century exploits of Sir Francis Drake, admiral of
Queen Elizabeth of England's Navy, and his conflicts with the Spanish.

Network DVD   /    Review

Director of Photography Brendan J. Stafford, BSC
"Sir Francis Drake" theme music by Ivor Slaney

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all episodes dated 31 Dec62  on US copyright notice

  [01] Sir Francis Drake: THE GARRISON [verified on film]
(prod. no. 1 - on US copyright notice)
Executive Producer, Leslie Harris
Produced by Anthony Bushell / Associate Producer, Harry Fine
Story and Screenplay by Ian Stuart Black
Historical Research by E. Hayter Preston
Directed by David Greene
*
Starring: Terence Morgan (Drake), Jean Kent (Queen Elizabeth)
With:
Laurence Naismith .... Sir Miles
Patrick Wymark ....... Captain Williams
Cast:
Patrick McLoughlin .... Trevelyn (recurring)
Michael Crawford ...... John (recurring)
Peter Richmond ........ Bo'Sun (recurring)
Bill Dancy ............ Master Gunner
Brian Cant ............ Corporal
Gordon Gardner ........ Lacey
Gabriella Licudi ...... Lady-in-Waiting
Michael Bell .......... Captain-of-the-Guard
*
Director of Photography, Brendan J. Stafford, BSC
Story Editor, Ian Stuart Black
Art Director, Allan Harris
Supervising Film Editor, Harry Booth
Musical Director, Ivor Slaney
Synopsis:
"The Garrison" is a Dutch fort besieged by the Spanish. Drake tries to
sail in with supplies, but is repulsed by heavy Spanish gunfire. Back in
England he is accused of cowardice by Sir Miles Burns, a member of the Queen's court. [TA]

[--] Sir Francis Drake: THE PRISONER
13Apr63 [uk] ATV London, Sat 5:15 pm (rpt)
Story and Screenplay by Ian Stuart Black
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Starring: Terence Morgan (as Drake)
With: Patrick McLoughlin (as Trevelyan), Milton Ried (as Diego)
Guest Star:
Natasha Parry ........ Countess Inez
with:
Warren Mitchell ...... Roberto
Clifford Elikin ...... Don Antonio
Synopsis 1:
Sir Francis Drake saves the life of a haughty but beautiful
Spanish aristocrat when he sinks the ship in which she is sailing.
Far from being grateful, however, she forms a plan to sink the "Golden Hind"
Synopsis 2:
The Golden Hind sends two Spanish galleons to the bottom, and among
the survivors taken prisoner are Countess Inez and her two young cousins. [TA]

[03] Sir Francis Drake: MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS
(prod. no. 3 - on US copyright notice)
Written by Lindsay Galloway
Directed by David Greene
Starring: Terence Morgan
cast:
Noelle Middleton .... Queen Mary
Harvey Hall ......... Thomas Philips
Richard Warner ...... Walsingham

[04] Sir Francis Drake: GOVERNOR'S REVENGE
(prod. no. 4 - on US copyright notice)
Written by John Baines
Directed by Clive Donner
Starring: Terence Morgan
cast:
Roy Purcell ............ Governor
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...... Hawkins
Marie Burke ............ Dona Inez

[05] Sir Francis Drake: LOST COLONY OF VIRGINIA
(prod. no. 5 - on US copyright notice)
Written by Larry Forrester
Directed by David Greene
Starring: Terence Morgan (Drake) Jean Kent (Queen Elizabeth)
With: Roger Delgado (Mendoza), Patrick McLooughlin (Trevelyan)
Milton Reid (Diego) Michael Crawford (John Drake)
cast:
Olive McFarland ...... Jenny
Barry Foster ......... Tom Brewster
John Welsh ........... Governor
Synopsis:
The Golden Hind sets sail to bring desperately needed food and firearms
to a colony of Englishmen in Virginia. [TA]

[--] Sir Francis Drake: THE ENGLISH DRAGON
26Nov61 [uk] ATV London, Sun 3:30 pm
18Mar61 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Sun 4:10 pm
25Dec61 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Mon 4:45 pm (rpt) (Christmas Day)
Written by Ian Stuart Black
Directed by Clive Donner
Starring: Terence Morgan (Drake), Jean Kent (Queen Elizabeth)
Guest Stars:
David McCallum ........ Lord Oakshott
Delphi Lawrence ....... The Countess
with:
Roger Delgado ......... Mendoza (recurring)
Alex Scott ............ Don Pedro
Henry Vidon ........... The Prefect
Howard Lang ........... Grenville (recurring)
Michael Crawford ...... John ((recurring))
Milton Reid ........... Diego ((recurring)
Eve Lucette ........... Lady-in-Waiting
When a favourite of the English court falls in love with a
French countess, he puts Francis Drake's life in jeopardy and
almost enables a Spanish plot to succeed.

[07] Sir Francis Drake: BOLD ENTERPRISE
(prod. no. 7 - on US copyright notice)
Written by John Roddick
Directed by Anthony Bushell and Harry Booth
Starring: Terence Morgan (Drake), Jean Kent (Queen Elizabeth)
With: Roger Delgado (Mendoza), Patrick McLoughlin (Trevelyn),
Michael Crawfrod (John), Peter Diamond (Bosun)
Guest Cast:
Richard Pearson ....... Sir Richard Bosanquet
Patrick Holt .......... Lord Westbrook
Michael Peake ......... Spanish Governor
Evan Roberts .......... Munro
Patricia Dainton ...... Laura
Synopsis:
Drake and crew are off to the Spanish Indies. The expedition is financed
by Sir Richard Bosanquet, a merchant-banker who covets the gold stashed
in a treasure tower. [TA]

[08] Sir Francis Drake: DOCTOR DEE
(prod. no. 8 - on US copyright notice)
Written by Doreen Montgomery
Directed by Clive Donner
Starring: Terence Morgan
cast:
Raymond Huntley ..... Doctor Dee
Ewan Roberts ........ Munro
Patrick Troughton ... Gazio

[--] Sir Francis Drake: ESCAPE
Written and Directed by David Greene
Starring: Terence Morgan
cast:
Barry Morse ......... Governor
Charles Heslop ...... Withers
Brian Bedford ....... Estaban

[--] Sir Francis Drake: BOY JACK
Written by Cedric Wells and Ian Stuart Black
Directed by Clive Donner
Starring: Terence Morgan (as Drake) Jean Kent (as Queen Elizabeth)
With: Patrick McLoughlin (as Trevelyn) Peter Diamond (as Bosun)
Michael Crawford (as John Drake)
cast:
Michael Anderson, Jr. ..... Boy Jack
Clive Morton ......... English Ambassador
John Moffatt .......... Spanish Officer
Evan Roberts ......... Morton
Synopsis:
"The Boy Jack" is the Queen's godson John Harrington, and she insists
that Drake take John with him on a mission that Portugal's been attacked by Spain. [TA]

[--] Sir Francis Drake: THE FLAME THROWER
31Dec61 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Sun 3:50 pm
Written by Doreen Montgomery
Directed by Harry Booth and Anthony Bushell (DR has CD+AB)
Starring
Terence Morgan & Jean Kent
Guest Cast:
William Lucas .......... Count Julio
Neil McCallum .......... Sir Martin
William Peacock ........ Lambert
An idealistic inventor of a flame-throwing weapon rebels against
its being used for warfare, but is tricked by the Spanish.

[--] Sir Francis Drake: KING OF AMERICA
Written by Ian Stuart Black
Directed by David Greene
Starring: Terence Morgan
cast:
Kieron Moore ........... Stutely
Andrew Keir ............ Flavel
Susan Hampshire ........ Celia

[--] Sir Francis Drake: THE IRISH PIRATE
Written by David Giltinian
Directed by Peter Graham Scott
Starring: Terence Morgan
cast:
Liam Gaffneg .......... Lord O'Neil
Espeth March .......... Grace O'Malley
Gprdon Phillott ....... The Abbot

[--] Sir Francis Drake: BEGGARS OF THE SEA  [verified on film - D. Moore]
Story and Screenplay by Ian Stuart Black
Directed by Terry Bishop
Starring: Terence Morgan (Drake)
Guest star:
William Lucas as Count Julio
with:
Michael Forrest ........ Jan
Gerard heinz ........... Alan
Robert Rietty .......... Captain Riccardo
George Little .......... Lieutenant
David Grahame .......... Banker
Howard Lang ............ Grenville (recurring)
Michael Crawford ....... John (recurring)
Milton Reid ............ Diego (recurring)

[15] Sir Francis Drake: DRAKE ON TRIAL
(prod. no. 15 - on US copyright notice)
Written by Tudor Gates
Directed by John Lemont
Starring: Terence Morgan (Drake), Jean Kent (Queen Elizabeth),
With: Roger Delgado (Mendoza), Howard Lang (Grenville), Michael Crawford (John)
Guest Cast:
Patrick Troughton ..... Gazio
Terence Morgan ........ Graveney (Drake's double)
Peter Stephens ........ Counselor
Arnold Diamond ........ Governor
Richard Shaw .......... Vanderhof
David Davies .......... Sykes
Tom Bowman ............ Mate
Synopsis:
A pirate named Graveney, who bears a strong resemblance to Drake, is
used by the Spanish to discredit Sir Francis and the Golden Hind.
Terence Morgan plays a dual role in this episode. [TA]

[--] Sir Francis Drake: THE BRIDGE
Written by Brian Clemens
Directed by Terry Bishop
Starring: Terence Morgan (Drake), Jean Kent (Queen Elizabeth)
Guest Cast:
Zena Marshall ......... Maria
Patrick Troughton ..... Gazio
Dennis Edwards ........ De Vazim
Synopsis:
Drake is assigned to rescue a Portuguese national hero held prisoner
by the Spanish in their garrison at Ortega. [TA]

[--] Sir Francis Drake: JOHNNIE FACTOTUM
Written by John Keir Cross
Directed by Peter Graham Scott
Starring: Terence Morgan (Drake), Jean Kent (Queen Elizabeth)
With: Howard Lang (Grenville)
Guest Cast:
Philip Guard .......... Johnnie Factotum
Katharine Blake ....... The Dark Lady
Laurance Davidson ..... Lord Marmont
Synopsis:
Johnnie Factotum, a young actor performing for Queen Elizabeth aboard
the Golden Hind, has startling news for Drake. A pack of cutthroats are
planning to steal the treasure the ship has just brought in. [TA]

[--] Sir Francis Drake: MISSION TO PARIS
Written by Lindsay Galloway
Directed by David Greene
Starring: Terence Morgan
cast:
Pamela Brown .......... De Medici
Leon Peters ........... Aleneon
Patrick Allen ......... Navarre

[19] Sir Francis Drake: GENTLEMAN OF SPAIN
(prod. no. 19 - on US copyright notice)
Written by John Keir Cross
Directed by John Lemont
Starring: Terence Morgan (Drake), Jean Kent (Queen Elizabeth)
cast:
Nigel Davenport ....... Don Miguel
Paul Stassino ......... Hassan Bey
Marne Maitland ........ Ulrich Ali
Jack Melford .......... Sir Owen
Synopsis:
The Queen learns that one of her kinsman has been kidnapped by
Barbary pirates, and orders Drake to the rescue. [TA]

[20] Sir Francis Drake: THE RELUCTANT DUCHESS
(prod. no. 20 - on US copyright notice)
Written by Gordon Wellesley and Paul Tabori
Directed by Terry Bishop
Starring: Terence Morgan
cast:
Ferdy Mayne ........... Joos
Mary Merrall .......... Duchess
Basil Dignam .......... Duke
Drake's mission is to save the Duchess of Ravenstein from the Spaniards.

[--] Sir Francis Drake: THE GYPSIES
Written by John Baines
Directed by John Lemont
Starring: Terence Morgan
cast:
Sarah Branch .......... Sara
Eileen Way ............ Pastora
Glyn Edwards .......... Will Martin

[22] Sir Francis Drake: THE DOUGHTY PLOT
(prod. no. 22 - on US copyright notice)
28Jan62 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Sun 3:50 pm
Written by Margaret Irwin and David Greene
Directed by David Greene
Starring: Terence Morgan (Drake), Jean Kent (Queen Elizabeth),
With: Howard Lang (Grenville), Michael Crawford (John), Milton Reid (Diego)
Guest Cast:
Anthony Bushell ........ Tom Doughty
Frederick Jaeger ....... Vicary
Victor Maddern ......... Brewer
Synopsis 1:
Drake wants to be the first Englishman to reach the Pacific via the
Straits of Magellan, and to plunder a fleet of Spanish galleons on the
way. But the Queen fears that the voyage would cause open war with Spain,
so a plot is devised to cover up the expedition's goals. [TA]
Synopsis 2: (possibly a different episode)
Captain Drake faces the terrible ordeal of having to decide whether or
not to sentence to death a very old friend who is guilty of murder.

[--] Sir Francis Drake: THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Written by ??
Directed by Terry Bishop
Starring: Terence Morgan (Drake), Jean Kent (Queen Elizabeth)
with: Howard Lang (Grenville)
Guest Cast:
Reginald Beckwith ...... Sir Henry Rainsford
Catherine Woodville .... Little Dove
Endré Muller ........... Black Eagle
Synopsis:
Drake sets sail for Florida in search of Spanish treasure. With him
goes Sir Henry Rainsford, a wealthy trader who's on good terms with
the Indians around St. Augustine. [TA]
(Syndiated re-run 19Jul64, on WFIE-14, Evansville, Indiana, Sunday 5:30pm)

[24] Sir Francis Drake: COURT INTRIGUE
(prod no. 24 - on US copyright notice)
Written by Hugh Ross Williamson
Directed by Terry Bishop
Starring: Terence Morgan (Drake), Jean Kent (Queen Elizabeth)
cast:
Bernard Archard ....... Sir Christopher
Ewan Roberts .......... Munro
John Arnatt ........... Spanish Ambassador
Robin Hughes .......... Adam Forester
Synopsis:
The Spanish scheme to keep Drake in England until a galleon filled
with treasure can reach Seville. [TA]

[25] Sir Francis Drake: VISIT TO SPAIN
(prod no. 25 - on US copyright notice)
#1.25 - Sir Francis Drake - Visit to Spain Pt1 (1962)
#1.25 - Sir Francis Drake - Visit to Spain Pt2 (1962) 
#1.25 - Sir Francis Drake - Visit to Spain Pt3 (1962) 

Written by Doreen Montgomery
Directed by Terry Bishop
Starring: Terence Morgan
cast:
Catherine Woodville ... Anne
Zia Mohyeddin ......... King Phillip
Bryan Coleman ......... Wentham

[26] Sir Francis Drake: SLAVES OF SPAIN   [verified on film - D. Moore]
(prod. no. 26 - on US copyright notice)
Story and screenplay by Ian Stuart Black
Directed by Harry Booth & Anthony Bushell
director of photography Brendan J. Stafford, BSC
art director Alan Harris
Starring: Terence Morgan (Drake) (Jean Kent NOT in this episode)
with:
Nanette Newman .......... Yana
Mark Eden ............... Agila
Michael Ripper .......... Almighty Jones
rest of cast:
Derek Sydney ............ Governor
Catherine Finn .......... Governor's Wife
Marshall Jones .......... Garrett
Dallas Cavell ............ Lieutenant
Colin Rix ............... Prisoner
Howard Lang ............. Grenville (recurring)
Michael Crawford ........ John Drake (recurring)
Milton Reid ... Diego
Opening Narration:
"In the Summer of 1579 I commanded the Golden Hind on a voyage
the Americas. After many weeks at sea, our drinking water was
foul and our meat putrid. So, at the first opportinity we went
ashore in search of fresh supplies" - Sir Francis Drake

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NBC Sundays 8:30 PM Eastern , 24Jun62-9Sep62
(summer replacement for "Car 54 - where are you?")

[01] 24Jun62 NBC - "Court Intrigue" (US debut)
[02] 01Jul62 NBC - "Fountain of Youth"
[03] 08Jul62 NBC - "The Bridge"
[04] 15Jul62 NBC - "Johnnie Factotum"
[05] 22Jul62 NBC - "Drake on Trial"
[06] 29Jul62 NBC - "Bold Enterprise"
[07] 05Aug62 NBC - "The Doughty Plot"
[08] 12Aug62 NBC - "Gentleman of Spain"
[09] 19Aug62 NBC - "The Garrison"
[10] 26Aug62 NBC - "The Boy Jack"
[11] 02Sep62 NBC - "The Prisoner"
[12] 09Sep62 NBC - "Lost Colony of Virginia"

 

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One of several children's swashbuckling adventure series
made by Lew Grade's ITC/ITP around this time.
Others included:-

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marius Goring) 18 episodes 1954
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Richard Greene) 143episodes 1955-60
The Count of Monte Cristo (George Dolenz) 39 episodes 1955
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (Wiliam Russell) 30 episodes 1956
The Buccaneers (Robert Shaw as Capt. Dan Tempest) 39 episodes 1956-57
Sword of Freedom (Edmund Purdom) 39 episodes 1957
William Tell (Conrad Phillips) 39 episodes 1957

Other companies produced :-
The Adventures of Long John Silver (Robert Newton) 39 episodes 1955
The Gay Cavalier (A-R) (Christian Marquand) 13 episodes 1956
Ivanhoe (Screen Gems) (Roger Moore) 39 episodes 1958
Richard The Lionheart (Danzigers) (Dermot Walsh) 39 episodes 1962


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