Biggles (TV series)

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Biggles was a 1960s television series based on the Biggles series of books by W.E. Johns. Neville Whiting played the title role.

Plot[edit]

There were 44 B&W untitled episodes of 30 minutes, which were made by Granada and ran from 1 April till 12 October 1960. Biggles was a Detective Air Inspector attached to Scotland Yard. Helping him was Ginger (John Leyton) and Bertie (David Drummond) and they fought against villains like von Stalhein (Carl Duering). Aimed at a younger audience there was plenty of action, excitement, death traps and even some flying with each adventure ending in a cliff hanger with the viewers told to tune in next week for more daring adventures.

Cast[edit]

  • Neville Whiting as James 'Biggles' Bigglesworth
  • John Leyton as Ginger
  • David Drummond as Bertie
  • Carl Duering as von Stalhein

Episode List[edit]

# Episode Title Aired
1 Biggles at the Home Front: Part 1 1 April 1960
2 Biggles at the Home Front: Part 2 8 April 1960
3 Biggles at the Home Front: Part 3 15 April 1960
4 Biggles Flies North: Part 1 22 April 1960
5 Biggles Flies North: Part 2 29 April 1960
6 Biggles Flies North: Part 3 6 May 1960
7 Biggles Flies North: Part 4 13 May 1960
8 Biggles Flies North: Part 5 20 May 1960
9 Biggles Follows On: Part 1 27 May 1960
10 Biggles Follows On: Part 2 3 June 1960
11 Biggles Follows On: Part 3 10 June 1960
12 Biggles Follows On: Part 4 17 June 1960
13 Biggles Follows On: Part 5 24 June 1960
14 Biggles Follows On: Part 6 29 June 1960
15 Biggles Takes Charge: Part 1 1 July 1960
16 Biggles Takes Charge: Part 2 6 July 1960
17 Biggles Takes Charge: Part 3 8 July 1960
18 Biggles Takes Charge: Part 4 13 July 1960
19 Biggles Takes Charge: Part 5 15 July 1960
20 Biggles Takes Charge: Part 6 20 July 1960
21 Biggles on Mystery Island: Part 1 22 July 1960
22 Biggles on Mystery Island: Part 2 27 July 1960
23 Biggles on Mystery Island: Part 3 29 July 1960
24 Biggles Baits the Trap: Part 1 3 August 1960
25 Biggles Baits the Trap: Part 2 5 August 1960
26 Biggles Baits the Trap: Part 3 10 August 1960
27 Biggles Baits the Trap: Part 4 12 August 1960
28 Biggles Baits the Trap: Part 5 17 August 1960
29 Biggles Baits the Trap: Part 6 19 August 1960
30 Biggles at World's End: Part 1 24 August 1960
31 Biggles at World's End: Part 2 26 August 1960
32 Biggles at World's End: Part 3 31 August 1960
33 Biggles Turns the Scale: Part 1 2 September 1960
34 Biggles Turns the Scale: Part 2 7 September 1960
35 Biggles Turns the Scale: Part 3 9 September 1960
36 Biggles Springs the Lock: Part 1 14 September 1960
37 Biggles Springs the Lock: Part 2 16 September 1960
38 Biggles Springs the Lock: Part 3 21 September 1960
39 Biggles in the East: Part 1 23 September 1960
40 Biggles in the East: Part 2 28 September 1960
41 Biggles in the East: Part 3 30 September 1960
42 Biggles on the Nile: Part 1 5 October 1960
43 Biggles on the Nile: Part 2 7 October 1960
44 Biggles on the Nile: Part 3 12 October 1960

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