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Preview: Biggles: The Complete Series (DVD)

This Granada series brought the adventures of Capt. W.E. Johns’ famous fictional airman to Britain’s television screens for the very first time.

Starring Nevil Whiting in the title role, Biggles features action-packed tales of derring-do and chivalry, the flying ace’s exciting quests taking him the from the frozen North to the Amazon, from the Panama Canal to the Pacific. Ready to take on any assignment, Biggles finds adventure both on the ground and in the air!

Actor and singer John Leyton – soon to score a Number One hit with Johnny, Remember Me – stars as the intrepid airman’s loyal colleague, Ginger, with Carl Duering as his arch-enemy, master criminal and secret agent von Stralhein; among the writers are Tony Warren and his Coronation Street collaborator Harry Kershaw.

Presented here are all 44 episodes of this classic series, originally screened in 1960.

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