Sci-fi adventure. A New York businessman is dragged back in time to 1917. There he meets his
"time-twin", flying ace Biggies, and they attempt to destroy a German weapon. James "Biggles"Bigglesworth NEIL DICKSON.
Jim Ferguson ALEX HYDE-WHITE , Debbie Stevens FIONA HUTCHISON
.Colonel Raymond PETER CUSHING
Director John Hough (1986) Stereo * FILM REVIEWS pages 53-58
Next week is the centenary of the birth of Captain W.E. Johns. His finest creation was Major James Bigglesworth, DSO, MC, but where is Biggles now? Martin Wainwright goes in search of the man within the myth. (Stereo)
Adventure yarn starring Neil Dickson
A young American is dragged back in time to the First World
War, where he meets ace flier Biggles. With Fiona Hutchinson , Peter Cushing , Marcus Gilbert. Director John Hough (1986)
(Postponed from 9 June)
Alexander Armstrong looks at the origins of Major James Bigglesworth and how this character contrasts with that of his creator, WE Johns. He considers whether some of the Biggies stories, with their perceived imperialist and alleged racist content, are still acceptable reading in public libraries and schools today. Producer Stephen Garner
First showing on network television. Starring Neil Dickson
Alex Hyde-White , Fiona Hutchison New York businessman
Jim Ferguson has a strange problem - he keeps flying back in time to the Western Front in 19171 There he meets his 'time-twin' RFC flying ace James 'Biggies' Bigglesworth, and together they embark on a thrilling and dangerous adventure.
Director John Hough • FILMS: pages 39-47
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High-flying adventure starring Neil Dickson
Alex Hyde White New York businessman Jim Ferguson is dragged back in time and space to the Western Front in 1917. There he meets his "time-twin", flying ace Biggies, and together they embark on a dangerous mission.
Director John Hough
● STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p888 FILMS: pages 41-65
High-flying adventure about a businessman returned in time to the Western Front in 1917 where he meets his "time-twin", flying ace Biggies.
James "Biggies "Bigglesworth... NEIL DICKSON
DirectorJohn Hough (1986)
Michael Palin reads George Hearton's adaptation of the adventure by Captain WE Johns, first published in 1939 (2/8)
1938 adventure by WE Johns (6/8)
George Hearton's adaptation of the adventure (4/8)
by W.E. Johns (7/8)
1939 adventure by WE Johns, read by Michael Palin (1/8)
1939 WE Johns airborne adventure story read by Michael Palin (3/8)
1939 WE Johns adventure story read by Michael Palin (2/8)
For Listeners of All Ages
"MORE YARNS OF A SHELLBACK"
Douglas V. Duff comes to the studio to spin another series of yarns about the odd and exciting things that happen at sea
4: "The Old Man of the Sea"
"BIGGLES" by Captain W. E. Johns
Six stories from "Biggles' Chinese Puzzle" and "Biggles of the Interpol"
Adapted for radio by Bertha Lonsdale
4: "Biggles Makes a Bet"
Production by Herbert Smith
5.50 CHILDREN'S HOUR PRAYERS
Conducted by the Rev. William Purcell
with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan
Biggles the Time Traveller: The famous Biggles adventures written by the late Captain W.E. Johns became bestsellers in the 1930s. Ninety seven books later a brand new story has been created to bring Biggles, Algy, Bertie, and Ginger to the cinema screen. Today's your chance to win a VIP visit to the Royal Premiere, next month.
"Biggles Flies West" by Captain W.E. Johns
adapted by Bertha Lonsdale
With Jack Watson as Biggles
Episode1 â€” "The Doubloon"
For Older Listeners
'Biggles and the Pirate Treasure
Four Biggies adventures adapted by Bertha Lonsdale from stories in t,he book by Captain W. Johns
3—' Biggies and the Unknown Diamonds '
Production by Trevor Hill
Last week's adventure took Biggles and Co. to the Continent; but when Air Commodore Raymond displays a nice line in raw diamonds before them they are soon interested in yet another case --especially as H.M. Customs have no record of the stones. Biggies and his pals arrive in South Africa-close to the source of one of the most valuable diamond fields. They soon take on a plane-load of trouble-including monkeys!