1 9 7 4 (Canada)
26 x 30 minute episodes
The Swiss Family Robinson (a classic story by Johann Wyss) told the tales of the Robinsons – father, mother and three kids – who were ship-wrecked on an island around the year 1800.
This children’s television series featured action, adventure and survival stories, with a touch of comedy too.
Father Johann Robinson (Chris Wiggins) had a touch of the John Wayne about him, while his wife, Elizabeth (Diana Leblanc) could be as soft as angel’s hair or as tough as a tiger.
The elder son Ernest (Michael Duhig) was a strong, silent type, physical and adventurous, but a bit too impetuous for his own good. His younger brother, Franz (Ricky O’Neill) was more scholarly. 8-year-old Marie (Heather Graham) loved telling jokes and wasn’t at all shy.
The series premiered on ITV on Monday 12 August 1974, at 4.50 pm.
The Arrival | The Secret of Shark Island | The Mark of Captain Keel | The Curse of the Idol | The Animal Kingdom | Bruno | Attack of the Cat | Lost at Sea | A Time to Live and a Time to Die | Cave of the Tiger | Dead Man’s Gold | Terror on South Island | The Visitor | Nature’s Child | Return from Paradise | Skeleton Clue | Somewhere on this Earth | Rescue! | Second Honeymoon | Deadly Feast | The Intruder | The Weakest Link | Monsoon | The Castaway | Rogue | Disappearance