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The Coral Island (ITV Adventure, William Mannering)

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Period drama serial The Coral Island, based on the novel by R.M. Ballantyne and previously adapted by ITV in 1983 was set during the 1850’s when three young lads, Ralph (William Mannering), Jack (Ashley Walters) and Peterkin (Adam Deacon) are shipwrecked on an amazing island and are soon tangling with pirates and restless natives.

Cast: WILLIAM MANNERING as Ralph; ASHLEY WALTERS as Jack; ADAM DEACON as Peterkin; NICHOLAS BALL as Pirate Captain; TREVOR BYFIELD as Bloody Bill; DANNY KEOUGH as Ned; JOHN ALTMAN as Captain of the Arrow

Writer: Barry Purchase / Novel: R.M. Ballantyne / Producer: John Price / Music: Joe Campbell, Paul Hart / Costume: Val Metherington / Camera: Mike Thomson / Executive Producer: Peter Murphy / Director: John Gorrie

UK / ITV – Zenith / 4×30 minute episodes / 2000 7 – 16 June shown twice weekly Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4.35pm