3 of 17 people found the following review helpful
poor production values and a charisma-free lead.
, 16 April 2012
This review is from: Sir Francis Drake: The Complete Series [DVD]  (DVD)
"sir francis drake" is a passable series but as far as other historical ITC programmes are concerned, it is certainly not a classic by any stretch of the imagination.
terence morgan has none of the charisma that is required for an adventure story like this one. his acting isn't exactly brilliant either. luckily for the fans, the usual gallery of fine supporting actors are on display here and it is they who are worth watching.
another negative, is that a lot of dramatic license has been taken with the actual person and of the period. a lot of what you see in the episodes didn't actually happen in real life by a long way! i understand that a few changes have to be made here and there to make a film or series more interesting and/or entertaining but really! this is simply taking it a bit far for my liking.
the best way to look at this programme, is to switch off the brain, sit back and relax and let a lot of it pass over your head. if you do that, you might be able to put up with this rambling nonsense.
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