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Air Adventures Of Biggles
Air Adventures Of Biggles, Old Time Radio
Biggles was also a comic strip.


 
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Air Adventures Biggles | Old Time Radio

The Air Adventures Of Biggles is an old time radio show taken from the book series written by Capt. W.E. Johns.

These series of books were popular worldwide, however it was Australia that finally got this exciting series made into an old time radio serial show.

In 1932 the Biggles character was created as a fictional pilot and adventurer. But it took until 1949 to make it an old time radio series. The radio series stayed pretty true to the book series except for one detail. The old time radio show introduced a female recurring character into the series, Patsy. This did upset some of the die hard fans, but that didn't seem to affect the popularity of this radio series.

And popular it was. It's estimated that over 1100 episodes of The Air Adventures Of Biggles were produced. The character of Biggles is a unique one. It was about a young man, who at 17 years of age, joined the Royal Flying Corps as a scout, or fighter pilot. It's 1916 and he sees combat.

Biggles was written to be a character that appealed to a juvenile audience, but many adults read the action books, and listened to the old time radio series as well. As if flying in combat at 17 years old isn't enough, Biggles is also sent on 'secret' missions by the mysterious and shadowy Col. Raymond.

For 5 years (1949-1954) The Air Adventures of Biggles was playing on radios, with many fathers and sons listening together. The Air Adventures Of Biggles had nearly 100 books and short stories written. With the characters being involved in the events of the world as they happened, such as WWII.

There was also a movie, a comic strip, a TV show, and even a video game featuring the Biggles character.

Unfortunately, the old time radio version has just a fraction of the originals remaining. Ahhh...If they only knew back then what they were throwing away! This is especially sad because The Air Adventures Of Biggles as an old time radio show was a serial series, so there's a lot of holes in the story.

The Air Adventures Of Biggles is one of the kinds of shows that make old time radio great. As mentioned earlier it was meant to be a juvenile series, but the show appealed to all ages. Action, adventure, the thrill of WWI air to air combat. This show can't be beat. Enjoy what's left!

The Air Adventures Of Biggles was a 15 minute show, but that was with ads, so each episode is about 10 to 12 minutes long. This is for one MP3 CD with 59 of these great shows. We also offer 10 different Regular Audio CDs of this series, each with unique episodes.
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  • Aviation Adventure
  • WWI Air Combat
  • Exotic Locations

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