Start your 30-day free trial

Quantity:1
Sir Francis Drake: The Co... has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Your item will be previously owned but still in great condition. The disc will play perfectly without interruption and the case, inlay notes and sleeve may show limited signs of wear.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sir Francis Drake: The Complete Series [DVD] [1961]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Sir Francis Drake: The Complete Series [DVD] [1961]


Price: £13.50 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
25 new from £11.93 7 used from £9.98 1 collectible from £24.43

*Buy Any DVD or Blu-ray and Get £1 Off Amazon Instant Video
Enjoy £1 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Instant Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 BST on Tues, June 30, 2015. Learn more (terms and conditions apply).
£13.50 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Enjoy £1 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Instant Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 BST on Tues, June 30, 2015. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
  • Check out big titles at small prices with our Chart Offers in DVD & Blu-ray. Find more great prices at our DVD and Blu-ray Bargains Store.

Frequently Bought Together

Sir Francis Drake: The Complete Series [DVD] [1961] + The Buccaneers: The Complete Series [DVD] [1956] + The Adventures Of Sir Lancelot [1956] [DVD]
Price For All Three: £51.15

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Terence Morgan
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Sept. 2008
  • Run Time: 652 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001JMGS7C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,989 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

All twenty-six episodes of the swashbuckling British television series starring Terence Morgan as the great adventurer, explorer and defender of the Queen, as he wages his war against the Spanish Empire. Episodes are: 'The Prisoner'; 'The Lost Colony of Virginia'; 'Mary, Queen of Scots'; 'Doctor Dee'; 'Bold Enterprise'; 'The English Dragon'; 'Boy Jack'; 'The Garrison'; 'Visit to Spain'; 'The Flame Thrower'; 'The Governor's Revenge'; 'The Slaves of Spain'; 'The Doughty Plot'; 'King of America'; 'The Irish Pirate'; 'Beggars of the Sea'; 'Drake on Trial'; 'The Bridge'; 'Johnnie Factotum'; 'Mission to Paris'; 'The Reluctant Duchess'; 'The Gypsies'; 'Court Intrigue'; 'Gentlemen of Spain'; 'The Fountain of Youth' and 'Escape'.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By C. W. Bradbury on 10 Mar. 2010
Format: DVD
A formative part of my childhood memories; this splendid series inspired some unforgettable playground adventures in those halcyon days, some fifty years ago.

Made as children's entertainment in 1961; this 3DVD, 650min, B+W series demonstrates how at that time, TV programmes attempted to educate and inform; as well as entertain. Loosely based on the exploits of the heroic Elizabethan buccaneer Sir Francis Drake; the twenty six episodes include several that very closely depict genuine historical incidents, from that tempestuous era in English history. The programmes are simple to follow, but just as enjoyable as I remembered them to be. The acting and diction is virtually classical, the swordplay impressive, while the actor/characters certainly provided my schoolfriends and I with some excellent role models. Jean Kent is the ideal 'Good Queen Bess', while Sir Francis(Terence Morgan) and his square-jawed crew are as impressive a bunch of swash-buckling heros as England ever produced. In common with many programmes of this era, the sub-plots include encouragement to decent/honourable behaviour, with treachery/stupidity and lying being largely confined to the villianous Duke of Cordova, convincingly played by Clive Morton.

The individual episodes are listed below:-

Disc 1.
The Prisoner.
The Lost Colony of Virginia.
Queen of Scots.
Doctor Dee.
Bold Enterprise.
The English Dragon.
Boy Jack.
The Garrison.
Visit to Spain.

Disc 2.
The Flame Thrower.
The Governor's Revenge.
Slaves of Spain.
The Doughty Plot.
King of America.
The Irish Pirate.
Beggars of the Sea.
Drake on Trial.
The Bridge.

Johnnie Factorum.
Mission to Paris.
The Reluctant Duchess.
Read more ›
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Keith Robson on 16 Jun. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a surprisingly well-produced and spirited ITC series, made with the resources of Elstree Studios. The picture quality is excellent (as we have come to expect from Network) though some of the opening and closing credits are in French, possibly because these were the best prints that could be sourced.
Terence Morgan is an upstandingly Brylcreemed Drake, Jean Kent is a spiky Elizabeth1 and a pre-Dr.Who Roger Delgado is a suitably saturnine and scheming villain. There's plenty of swashbuckling action and a fine roster of well-known British actors including a memorable turn from Raymond Huntley as `Dr Dee'. A young Michael Crawford is a regular playing one of Drake's crew, though he isn't given much to do. Some of the directors who cut their teeth here progressed to greater heights, notably James Clavell and David Greene who both cracked Hollywood. There's some nicely shot location footage of the Golden Hind at sea but also lots of obvious studio `exteriors'. Overall though, the sets are very good making the best of a low budget, and the whole series has a well researched period atmosphere with mostly intelligent scripts (there are a couple of clunkers) but the DVD is well worth the money if you are nostalgic for a more innocent era and enjoy spotting familiar faces in early roles.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Colin Smith TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 April 2011
Format: DVD
Broadcast from 1961-62, and originally aimed at a young audience, this is yet another swashbuckling ITC adventure series, a relative of that other early ITC series "The Buccaneers".
Here, Terence Morgan plays the famous historical seafarer, many of the episodes revolve around Drake's defence of the crown and Queen Elizabeth 1st, (played by Jean Kent) against the Spanish, aboard his ship "The Golden Hind".

There's a number of familiar faces amongst the cast and guest stars, including Roger Delgado, Barry Morse, and a young Michael Crawford. Anyone familiar with other early ITC swashbuckling/adventure series will have a fair idea of what to expect here, another entertaining collection of short and simple 25-minute stories, a nostalgic trip down memory lane for anyone old enough to remember it the first time around.

This complete series of twenty-six black and white episodes feature good picture and sound quality. No extras or subtitles. A brief synopsis of each episode is featured on the inside of the single-size DVD case, which holds the 3 discs.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Random Tandem on 8 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A three disc collection containing 26 riveting action-packed half-hour episodes from the early 1960s. Terence Morgan shows a superb range of actorly skills as the lead character Sir Francis Drake - known to the Spanish as El Draco - in action, negotiation, contemplation and more.

The stories have great variety, based as they are on history, from invasion plots and intrigue, loyalty and betrayal, ambition, piracy, greed; and they contain many fine actors and compelling performances. Jean Kent has a regular part as Queen Elizabeth, at which she is magnificent, switching her emotions in an instant to let some of her minions know she'll brook no nonsense from them. Michael Crawford is regularly seen, although gets relatively few lines at this early stage in his career. A more substantial part was given to Roger Delgado, as Mendoza, the Spanish Ambassador to England - in which he excels as the sinisterly loquacious representative of an uneasy peace between the nations. Other top character actors from the 1960s are featured in individual episodes, including Warren Mitchell, Barry Foster, Patrick Troughton, Michael Ripper, and many others.

A few of the episodes are presented with their French titles (The Queen's Pirate), but otherwise are perfectly watchable. Huge fun!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback