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Swallows and Amazons

Four children, camping on an island in the Lake District, embark on a series of adventures that teach them the skills of survival and the value of friendship.

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 in the Lake District, 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.

Based on the novel by Arthur Ransome.

1 hour, 28 minutes

Last on

Sat 22 Jan 2022 09:30

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Ilan Eshkeri

    Swallows and Amazons

  • 00:04

    Ilan Eshkeri

    Escape From The Train

  • 00:07

    Ilan Eshkeri

    Darien Peak

  • 00:17

    Ilan Eshkeri

    Swimming Lesson

  • 00:21

    Ilan Eshkeri

    All Aboard

  • 00:24

    Ilan Eshkeri

    Walker Island

  • 00:32

    Ilan Eshkeri

    The Next Morning

  • 00:33

    Ilan Eshkeri


  • 00:34

    Ilan Eshkeri

    The Charcoal Burners

  • 00:43

    Ilan Eshkeri

    Race To Rio

  • 00:56

    Ilan Eshkeri

    Manoeuvres In The Dark

  • 01:02

    Ilan Eshkeri

    Man Overboard

  • 01:10

    Ilan Eshkeri

    Wild Cat Island

  • 01:15

    Ilan Eshkeri

    Saving Jim

  • 01:18

    Ilan Eshkeri

    The Flying Boat

  • 01:25

    Ilan Eshkeri

    Jim The Pirate


Role Contributor
Mrs Walker Kelly Macdonald
Lazlov Andrew Scott
Captain Flint Rafe Spall
Mrs Jackson Jessica Hynes
Mr Jackson Harry Enfield
Old Billy Richard Bremmer
Harbour Master John Henshaw
Susan Walker Orla Hill
Tatty Walker Teddie Rose Malleson-Allen
John Walker Dane Hughes
Roger Walker Bobby McCulloch
Director Philippa Lowthorpe
Author Arthur Ransome
Adaptor Andrea Gibb


  • Sun 19 Aug 2018 17:05
  • Sat 15 Dec 2018 17:00
  • Sat 21 Dec 2019 17:15
  • Sat 28 Nov 2020 13:15
  • Sun 17 Oct 2021 14:10
  • Sun 17 Oct 2021 15:10
  • Sat 22 Jan 2022 09:30

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