1 9 6 7 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
Young Jimmy Brent (Mark Colleano) is spending a holiday at a remote hotel on the Dorset coast when he sees a guest shoot the hotel owner. Nobody believes the boy when the ‘dead’ man later returns unharmed.
Soon, Jimmy hears about the lost treasure from a sunken Spanish galleon, thought to be hidden in a secret passage underneath the 15th-century mansion hotel.
Who can Jimmy trust? Jane (Paddy Glynn) the pretty receptionist? Alex Ramsey (Alan Wheatley), a writer staying at the hotel? Apart from Jimmy’s constant canine companion, Solo, the odd odd-job man Zebediah Gast (Philip Newman) seems to be the boy’s only ally.
A boy; his dog; secret passages; hidden treasure – all the elements of the Enid Blyton-inspired serials which were omnipresent on ITV at the time were present and correct in this production from Southern Television.