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Danger Island

1 9 6 7 (UK)
6 x 25 minute episodes

While on holiday with his parents in the Mediterranean, 12-year-old Nicholas Johnston (Mervyn Joseph) gets himself into some serious trouble when he overhears two men plotting the assassination of the country’s leader.

From that moment forward, Nicholas realises that he is in grave danger. Unsure of who he can trust, Nicholas goes on the run.

Well-known husband and wife comedy team Eric Barker and Pearl Hackney took the opportunity to work together again in this adventure drama, this time playing straight roles. Hackney was Nicholas’ mother and Barker played the president whose life Nicholas must somehow save.

The gunboat in Danger Island was Southern Television’s high-powered, jet-engine boat Southerner, usually used for outside news broadcasts, which had been given a makeover for its appearance in the series.

Nicholas Johnston
Mervyn Joseph
Jose Sirena
Robert Gillespie
Garard Green
Pearl Hackney
Augustus Jones
Norman Mitchell
Mrs Ridout
Araby Lockhart
Sgt. Maren
Nicholas Smith
Insp. Molina
Bruno Barnabe
Major Herve de Sang
Neville Barber
Linda Marlowe
The President
Eric Barker
Margaret Gonzales
Jean Marlow
Antonia Pemberton


The Conspirators | The Holiday Continues | Help Wanted | Captured | The Assassin | All at Sea