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The Swiss Family Robinson 

Follows the adventures of a Swiss family shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island in 1801. It is loosely based on the classic novel by Johann Wyss.
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Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ...  Johann Robinson / ... 26 episodes, 1974-1976
Diana Leblanc ...  Elizabeth Robinson 26 episodes, 1974-1976
Ricky O'Neill Ricky O'Neill ...  Franz Robinson 26 episodes, 1974-1976
Heather Graham Heather Graham ...  Marie Robinson 26 episodes, 1974-1976
Michael Duhig Michael Duhig ...  Ernest Robinson 26 episodes, 1974-1976
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Follows the adventures of a Swiss family shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island in 1801. It is loosely based on the classic novel by Johann Wyss.

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1976 (Canada) See more »

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De zwitserse familie Robinson See more »

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Filmed in Jamaica and Ontario See more »

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Version of Swiss Family Robinson (1958) See more »

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No silly Gilligan or obnoxious Richard on this TV Island survivor series.
21 October 2000 | by ram-30See all my reviews

The TV series "Swiss Family Robinson" which premiered on Canadian television in 1976 was a short lived but precious family drama that gave its network, CTV, some credibility in terms of TV productions. The parts of the parents were ideal for veteran stage and screen icons Diane LeBlanc(now a respectable director) and the ever popular Chris Wiggins. The child actor Ricky O'Neill played Franz starred in the TV film "Tom Sawyer" with Wiggins three years earlier. The other two child actors are virtual unknowns but will stay forever young(albeit forever marooned)thanks to syndication. The plots were certainly hackneyed with danger every episode but the charm of this series is undeniable and is a throwback to the days when TV series were actually made for children.


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