Biggles: Adventures in Time

Biggles: Adventures in Time

John Hough (1986)

88min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A hero to a generation of young readers, Captain WE Johns's immortal flying ace is made to look very foolish in this ghastly spoof, directed with a leaden touch by John Hough. Neil Dickson does his best to give Biggles his customary gung-ho cheeriness, but his efforts are shot to pieces by a shambles of a story in which burger-bar boss Alex Hyde-White is whisked from modern America back to the First World War to join the dashing pilot (and his his time-twin) on a secret mission. However, the saddest aspect of this sorry episode is that it was Peter Cushing's final film. Not even one for entertaining the children.

Summary

A New York businessman is mysteriously transported back in time to the First World War, where he meets the famed British flying ace Biggles. The time traveller discovers he has been sent back to help the daredevil pilot destroy a German secret weapon that could change the course of history. Sci-fi adventure, starring Neil Dickson, Alex Hyde-White and Peter Cushing in his final film role.

Cast & Crew

James `Biggles' Bigglesworth Neil Dickson
Jim Ferguson Alex Hyde-White
Col William Raymond Peter Cushing
Debbie Fiona Hutchison
Eric Von Stalhein Marcus Gilbert
Chuck William Hootkins
Marie Francesca Gonshaw
Bertie James Saxon
Director John Hough
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama