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Series 1

1 :01x01 - The Prisoner

Nov/12/1961
Drake saves the life of a smokin' hot Spanish senorita when he sinks the ship on which she is sailing but then she begins formulating a plan to sink the Golden Hind.
Guest Stars: Milton Reid as Diego | Natasha Parry as Countess Inez | Warren Mitchell as Roberto | Clifford Elkin as Don Antonio

2 :01x02 - The Lost Colony of Virginia

Nov/19/1961
Drake rushes to get supplies to an English colony in Virginia that is running out of time.
Guest Stars: Roger Delgado as Mendoza | Milton Reid as Diego | John Welsh (2) as Governor | Barry Foster as Tom Brewster | Olive McFarland (1) as Jenny

3 :01x03 - Mary, Queen of Scots

Nov/26/1961
Drake foils a plot to trick Queen Elizabeth into signing the imprisoned Queen Mary's death warrant.
Guest Stars: Howard Greene as Sentry | Reginald Jessup as Sergeant | Grazina Frame as Bess Pierpoint | Ewan Roberts as Munro | Alfred Burke as Sir Amyas Paulet | Richard Warner as Walsingham | Harvey Hall as Thomas Phillips | Noelle Middleton as Queen Mary

4 :01x04 - Doctor Dee

Dec/03/1961
Drake must wait upon the Queen's alchemist to draw up a horoscope for the proper time before embarking upon a raid.
Guest Stars: Eve Lucett as Katherine | Milton Reid as Diego | Edward Cast as Guard Captain | Michael Golden (1) as Rafe | Alex Scott (1) as Don Pedro | Roger Delgado as Mendoza | Patrick Troughton as Gazio | Ewan Roberts as Munro | Raymond Huntley as Doctor Dee
Director: Clive Donner

5 :01x05 - Bold Enterprise

Dec/10/1961
A greedy merchant finances an expedition by Drake to the Spanish Indies so that he can recover stashed gold.
Guest Stars: Patricia Dainton as Laura | Ewan Roberts as Munro | Michael Peake as Spanish Governor | Patrick Holt as Lord Westbrook | Richard Pearson (1) as Sir Richard Bosanquet | Peter Diamond as Bosun | Roger Delgado as Mendoza
Director: Anthony Bushell
Writer: John Roddick

6 :01x06 - The English Dragon

Dec/17/1961
When a Court favorite falls for a French countess he unwittingly puts Drake's life in jeopardy.
Guest Stars: Eve Lucett as Lady-in-Waiting | Milton Reid as Diego | Howard Lang as Grenville | Henry Vidon as Prefect | Alex Scott (1) as Don Pedro | Roger Delgado as Mendoza | Delphi Lawrence as Countess | David McCallum as Lord Oakshott
Director: Clive Donner

7 :01x07 - Boy Jack

Dec/24/1961
Queen Elizabeth insists that Drake take her young and inexperienced godson with him on a mission to Portugal.
Guest Stars: John Moffatt (1) as Spanish Officer | Clive Morton as English Ambassador | Ewan Roberts as Munro | Peter Diamond as Bosun | Michael Anderson Jr. as John Harrington
Director: Clive Donner

8 :01x08 - The Garrison

Dec/31/1961
A member of the Queen's privy council accuses Drake of cowardice after he fails to lift a Spanish siege on a Dutch fort.
Guest Stars: Gabriella Licudi as Lady-in-Waiting | Gordon Gardner as Lacey | Brian Cant as Corporal | Bill Dancy as Master Gunner | Peter Diamond as Bosun | Patrick Wymark as Captain Williams | Laurence Naismith as Sir Miles Burns | Michael Bell (1) as Captain-of-the-Guard

9 :01x09 - Visit to Spain

Jan/07/1962
Drake is sent to Spain as the Queen's representative to a wedding involving Spanish royalty only to discover that the bride doesn't want to go through with the nuptuals.
Guest Stars: Howard Lang as Grenville | Nancy Beckh as Duenna | Emrys Leyshon as Major Domo | Carlos Douglas (1) as Spanish Officer | John Hatton as Spanish Soldier | Jon Arnett as Duke of Cordova | Bryan Coleman as Sir Thomas Wentham | Zia Mohyeddin as King Phillip | Katherine Woodville as Anne Wentham | Francesca Annis as Mariella
Director: Terry Bishop

10 :01x10 - The Flame Thrower

Jan/14/1962
The inventor of a flame throwing weapon doesn't want his invention being used in warfare by the Spaniards have other ideas.
Guest Stars: Richard Huggett as Alonzo | Ewan Roberts as Munro | Reginald Hearne as Gomez | Roger Delgado as Mendoza | Howard Lang as Grenville | Helen Christie as Lady Amyas | William Peacock as Lambert | Neil McCallum as Sir Martin | William Lucas as Count Julio
Director: Harry Booth

11 :01x11 - The Governor's Revenge

Jan/21/1962
Drake pulls into a Spanish port for provisions and finds that the governor there is seeking revenge against him for the death of the governor's brother.
Guest Stars: Milton Reid as Diego | Will Stampe as Don Gonzalo | John Bennett as Tomas | Pauline Letts as Dona Clara | Maureen Moore as Isabel | Marie Burke as Dona Inez | Roy Purcell as Governor | Ronald Leigh-Hunt as Hawkins
Director: Clive Donner
Writer: John Baines

12 :01x12 - The Slaves of Spain

Jan/28/1962
Drake takes the Golden Hind to the island of Tobago looking for supplies and discovers that the Spaniards are using the natives as slave labor.
Guest Stars: Milton Reid as Diego | Howard Lang as Grenville | Colin Rix as Prisoner | Dallas Cavell as Lieutenant | Marshall Jones as Garrett | Catherine Finn as Governor's Wife | Derek Sydney as Governor | Mark Eden as Agila | Nanette Newman as Yana | Michael Ripper as Almighty Jones
Director: Anthony Bushell

13 :01x13 - The Doughty Plot

Feb/04/1962
Queen Elizabeth decides to conceal the true goals of an expedition from Drake in order to keep him from starting a war with Spain.
Guest Stars: Milton Reid as Diego | Howard Lang as Grenville | Victor Maddern as Brewer | Frederick Jaeger as Vicary | Anthony Bushell as Tom Doughty

14 :01x14 - King of America

Feb/11/1962
An English sailor sets out for the New World with the intent of proclaiming himself King of America. Things don't go exactly as planned.
Guest Stars: Frederick Rawlings as Native American Chief | Walter Randall as Spanish Captain | Charles Hill as Spanish Admiral | Howard Lang as Grenville | Susan Hampshire as Celia | Andrew Keir as Flavel | Kieron Moore as Thomas Stukely

15 :01x15 - The Irish Pirate

Feb/18/1962
Drake goes up against a female pirate while trying to capture a rebellious Irish earl.
Guest Stars: Wesley Murphy as Sergeant | Milton Reid as Diego | Howard Lang as Grenville | Patrick McAlinney as Staunton | John McCarthy (2) as Richard Burke | Peter Halliday as Theobold Burke | Gordon Phillott as Abbott | Elspeth March as Grace O'Malley | Liam Gaffney as Lord O'Neill

16 :01x16 - Beggars of the Sea

Feb/25/1962
Dutch freedom fighters enable Drake to win yet another victory over the Spaniards.
Guest Stars: Gerard Heinz (1) as Alan | Milton Reid as Diego | Howard Lang as Grenville | David Grahame as Banker | George Little as Lieutenant | Robert Rietty as Captain Riccardo | Michael Forrest as Jan | William Lucas as Count Julio
Director: Terry Bishop

17 :01x17 - Drake on Trial

Mar/04/1962
The Spanish use a lookalike pirate to discredit Francis Drake and the Golden Hind.
Guest Stars: Terence Morgan (1) as Graveney | Tom Bowman as Mate | David Davies (1) as Sykes | Richard Shaw as Vanderhof | Arnold Diamond as Governor | Peter Stephens as Counselor | Patrick Troughton as Gazio | Howard Lang as Grenville | Roger Delgado as Mendoza
Director: John Lemont
Writer: Tudor Gates

18 :01x18 - The Bridge

Mar/11/1962
Drake's latest assignment: rescue a Portuguese hero being held by the Spanish in a supposedly impregnable fort.
Guest Stars: Dennis Edwards as De Vazim | Patrick Troughton as Gazio | Zena Marshall as Maria
Director: Terry Bishop

19 :01x19 - Johnnie Factotum

Mar/18/1962
A young actor warns Drake that a band of robbers are planning to steal the treasure he just brought to England on the Golden Hind.
Guest Stars: Philip Guard as Johnny Factotum | Katharine Blake as Dark Lady | Lawrence Davidson as Lord Marmont

20 :01x20 - Mission to Paris

Mar/25/1962
Queen Elizabeth sends Drake on a delicate mission to Paris to find out why a young Frenchman, of whom she had become fond, has not returned to England.
Guest Stars: Yvonne Buckingham as Heloise | Ryan Jeffs as Martier | Desmond Newling as Rietti | Peter Diamond as De Luc | Michael Ripper as Calyus | Ewan Roberts as Munro | Richard Warner as Walsingham | Patrick Allen as Navarre | Leon Peters as Aleneon | Pamela Brown as Catherine de Medici

21 :01x21 - The Reluctant Duchess

Apr/01/1962
Our hero's mission this time is to save the Duchess of Ravenstein from the clutches of the Spaniards.
Guest Stars: Basil Dignam as Duke of Ravenstein | Mary Merrall as Duchess of Ravenstein | Ferdy Mayne as Joos
Director: Terry Bishop

22 :01x22 - The Gypsies

Apr/08/1962
Drake rescues four gypsies at sea only to have the crew of the Golden Hind come to believe that their new passengers are casting an evil influence upon the ship.
Guest Stars: Milton Reid as Diego | Howard Lang as Grenville | William Abney as Don Pedro | Larry Burns as Obadiah | Christopher Carlos as Balthazar | Harry Lockhart as Rafael | Glynn Edwards as Will Martin | Eileen Way as Pastora | Sarah Branch as Sara
Director: John Lemont
Writer: John Baines

23 :01x23 - Court Intrigue

Apr/15/1962
The Spanish come up with a scheme to keep Drake in England until one of their treasure ships from the New World arrives home safely in Seville.
Guest Stars: Robin Hughes as Adam Forester | Ewan Roberts as Munro | Bernard Archard as Sir Christopher | John Arnatt as Spanish Ambassador
Director: Terry Bishop

24 :01x24 - Gentleman of Spain

Apr/22/1962
A kinsman of the Queen gets kidnapped by Barbary pirates and it's Francis Drake to the rescue.
Guest Stars: Jack Melford as Sir Owen | Marne Maitland as Ulrich Ali | Paul Stassino as Hassan Bey | Nigel Davenport as Don Miguel
Director: John Lemont

25 :01x25 - The Fountain of Youth

Apr/29/1962
Drake pulls into Florida where he hears tell about a legendary Fountain of Youth.
Guest Stars: Endre Muller as Black Eagle | Katherine Woodville as Little Dove | Reginald Beckwith as Sir Henry Rainsford | Howard Lang as Grenville | Milton Reid as Diego
Director: Terry Bishop

26 :01x26 - Escape

May/20/1962
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Guest Stars: Barry Morse as Governor | Charles Heslop as Withers | Brian Bedford as Esteban | Barry Keegan as Gomez | Howard Lang as Grenville | Martin Boddey as Colonel
Warning: Sir Francis Drake guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: November 12, 1961
Ended: May 20, 1962
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