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3.0 out of 5 stars poor production values and a charisma-free lead., 16 April 2012
This review is from: Sir Francis Drake: The Complete Series [DVD] [1961] (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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Initial post: 20 Oct 2013, 06:33:15 BST
Last edited by the author on 20 Oct 2013, 06:36:07 BST
Wolfgirv says:
Perhaps this reviewer should be looking at what this series was, rather than what he believes it should be. It certainly was not a documentary on Elizabethan times, and Terence Morgans charisma was strong enough for many of us to remember him from this series 50 years later.

And a simple question Mr Harbottle. In the 1980's, did your English teacher not educate you in the use, and importance, of capital letters? Your reviews loose several percentage points due to this simple omission, and render them into something of a rambling nonsense.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2013, 21:20:58 GMT
lol, it is the way I choose to type mr Girvan and if you or anyone else has a problem with that, then tough........
as for the series, I stand by what I wrote. I did not particularly enjoy this one from I.T.C and I doubt I shall change my opinion.
a simple question for you my dear sir: do you bother to respect another person's point of view or do you usually verbally attack someone's opinion?
perhaps you ought to think a bit more before you air your views........................................

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2014, 14:21:27 BST
Jeremiah, if you can't take constructive criticism on your review, then why bother?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jul 2014, 17:17:46 BST
Last edited by the author on 28 Jul 2014, 17:18:52 BST
Stephen - the so-called constructive criticism you mentioned was hardly that.Rather, it was a deliberate attempt by that person to make rude, arrogant comments. I "bother" because I enjoy reviewing various films and t.v programmes and i answer to no one.
I believe you merely commented on the obvious without thinking about what you were saying

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Sep 2014, 12:02:59 BST
I think you are being a bit sensitive Jeremiah but however, I can understand your reaction.
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