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Swallows and Amazons

Children's adventure set in the 1920s about four children on holiday in the Lake District who meet two tomboys, embarking on a series of adventures.

Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there, they discover they may not be alone.

The battle for ownership of a lonely island teaches them the skills of survival, the value of friendship and the importance of holding your nerve. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Lake District, Swallows and Amazons is a heartwarming adventure for all the family.

Based on the novel by Arthur Ransome.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 2 Jan 2019 08:10

Credits

Role Contributor
Mrs Walker Virginia McKenna
Uncle Jim Ronald Fraser
John Walker Simon West
Titty Walker Sophie Neville
Susan Walker Suzanna Hamilton
Roger Walker Stephen Grendon
Nancy Blackett Kit Seymour
Peggy Blackett Lesley Bennett
Mrs Dixon Brenda Bruce
Mr Dixon Mike Pratt
Young Billy John Franklyn-Robbins
Old Billy Jack Woolgar
Policeman David Blagden
Director Claude Whatham
Producer Richard Pilbrow
Writer David Wood
Author Arthur Ransome

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