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Biggles
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Genre Adventure
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 44
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Granada Television
Release
Original network ITV
Original release 1 April (1960-04-01) – 12 October 1960 (1960-10-12)

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

Plot

There were 44 black and white episodes of 30 minutes (including adverts), which were made by Granada Television 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

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

Episodes

# 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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