About two different groups of children who encounter one another on a small piece of land in a lake which they both live by. Both groups try to claim the land as theirs and do so role playing as two sets of enemy pirates. Whilst this happens they encounter another boat and a stranger, they must now work together to work out who he is and why he is there, but have they got themselves involved in something much bigger?
The adventure begins
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Did You Know?
Many of the young cast had not acted professionally before. For Dane Hughes (John Walker), Bobby McCulloch (Roger Walker), Seren Hawkes (Nancy Blackett) and Hannah Jayne Thorp (Peggy Blackett) this was their first screen outing. See more
Gunnera manicata, known as Brazilian giant-rhubarb, is a native to South America, yet is clearly visible on the island when the children confront the Russian agents. It is highly unlikely to have been planted on a remote island in the middle of the Lake District. See more
No wonder he's single. Even his own sister finds him impossible. Who knows what's going on in that boat? Something fishy, and I don't mean with nets.
Version of Swallows and Amazons