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 pianist 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.