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Seagull Island

1 9 8 1 (Italy/UK)
5 x 60 minute episodes

This five-part miniseries was a British-Italian co-production.

Barbara Carey (Prunella Ransome) flies to Italy to visit her blind sister Mary-Ann (Sherry Buchanan), who is studying in a music academy.

Once in Rome, Barbara discovers her sister has disappeared and, according to the Italian police, she may have been murdered by a maniac who is obsessed with young sightless women.

With the help of Martin Foster (Nicky Henson) from the British Embassy, Barbara starts trying to find out what happened to Mary-Ann.

She even pretends to be blind herself in an attempt to attract the killer, and finally, the clues lead her to Seagull Island, privately owned by a mysterious British citizen named David Malcolm (Jeremy Brett).

Barbara must then find the answers to several questions: was Mary-Ann really kidnapped? What happened to David’s wife and son on the island? And why is David’s relative, Carol (Pamela Salem), so unhappy to see a woman with him?

Broadcast in some countries as The Secret of Seagull Island.

Barbara Carey
Prunella Ransome
Martin Foster
Nicky Henson
David Malcolm
Jeremy Brett
Enzo Lombardi
Gabriele Tinti
Pamela Salem
Veronica Wells
Marco Mastantuono
Vassili Karamesinis
Katherine Berg
Mary-Ann Saunders
Sherry Buchanan