The Air Adventures of Biggles – Deals With A Pirate was based on the book “Biggles Delivers the Goods”, originally published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1946 which was set during WWII but transposed to a postwar Air Police Setting.
Synopsis: An old acquaintance, Li Chi, has an interesting proposition for the British government. He has a built up a secret cache of rubber, a vital war material, and there is the prospect of more. The British government can have it if they will go and fetch it. The only problem is that it is on a remote island in the Mergui archipelago, more than a thousand miles from the nearest Allied airbase and behind Japanese lines. Once again, Biggles and his 666 Squadron are called upon to do the impossible–in Biggles’ words, “Set up a rubber emporium.” [Biggles Wiki]
Author: W. E. Johns
Scriptwriters: Michael Noonan, Brian Wright and Harry Howlett
Producer: J. Colin Craigen
Production Company: Amalgamated Wireless (Aust.)
Cast: Rex Waldron (Biggles), James Mills (Biggles), Moray Powell (Biggles), Walter Sullivan (Bertie), Diana Perryman (Pat Kendall), Max Osbiston (Algy), Leonard Bullen (Ginger).
James Bigglesworth, nicknamed “Biggles”, was a fictional pilot and adventurer in W. E. Johns’ adventure books written for young readers. Although the Biggles books by Captain W. E. Johns were popular worldwide, Australia was the only country in the world to make them into a radio serial. The Air Adventures of Biggles, the radio series, was produced and broadcast in Australia between 1945 and 1954 by Amalgamated Wireless Australasia Ltd.
Total Running Time: 6 hours and 47 minutes
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