The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson

Summary

The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson
GenreFamily drama
Based onThe Swiss Family Robinson (novel)
Directed by
StarringRichard Thomas
Margo Gunn
Kieren Hutchison
ComposerSimon May
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes30
Production
ProducerRaymond Thompson
Running time26 min. per episode
Release
Original networkPAX Network
Original releaseSeptember 1 (1998-09-01) –
October 15, 1998 (1998-10-15)

The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson is a 1998 family adventure series that originally aired on Pax. Based on the 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, it follows the adventures of nine survivors of a shipwreck as they attempt to adapt to life on a deserted island. It lasted for one season, with 10 three episode segments.[1]

Background

This was the fifth television series based on the 1812 novel and followed nearly a dozen theatrical and made-for-television film versions. Like many of these previous versions, it altered story lines and added several members to the cast of characters.

Broadcast

The show contained 10 story arcs of three episodes each and aired on closely spaced dates over seven weeks in September and October 1998. It was one of the first shows broadcast on the newly formed PAX network.

It was also aired on Sri Lanka National Television dubbed in Sinhala language under the title Robinson Andaraya ("රොබින්සන් අන්දරය").

Cast and characters

  • Richard Thomas as David Robinson
  • Margo Gunn as Elizabeth Robinson
  • Kieren Hutchison as Ernst Robinson
  • Charlotte Woollams as Joanna Robinson
  • Mia Koning as Christina Robinson
  • Chantelle Yee as Emily Chen
  • K.C. Kelly as Jed Parsons
  • Gareth Howell as Ben Thomas
  • Junior Chile as Billy

Episodes

  1. "Survival (Part 1)" (September 1, 1998)
  2. "Survival (Part 2)" (September 2, 1998)
  3. "Survival (Part 3)" (September 3, 1998)
  4. "The Island of the Gods (Part 1)" (September 4, 1998)
  5. "The Island of the Gods (Part 2)" (September 8, 1998)
  6. "The Island of the Gods (Part 3)" (September 9, 1998)
  7. "Invasion (Part 1)" (September 10, 1998)
  8. "Invasion (Part 2)" (September 11, 1998)
  9. "Invasion (Part 3)" (September 14, 1998)
  10. "Princess From the Sea (Part 1)" (September 15, 1998)
  11. "Princess From the Sea (Part 2)" (September 16, 1998)
  12. "Princess From the Sea (Part 3)" (September 17, 1998)
  13. "Captives (Part 1)" (September 20, 1998)
  14. "Captives (Part 2)" (September 21, 1998)
  15. "Captives (Part 3)" (September 22, 1998)
  16. "The Ghost of Raven Jones (Part 1)" (September 23, 1998)
  17. "The Ghost of Raven Jones (Part 2)" (September 26, 1998)
  18. "The Ghost of Raven Jones (Part 3)" (September 27, 1998)
  19. "The Treasure Hunt (Part 1)" (September 28, 1998)
  20. "The Treasure Hunt (Part 2)" (September 29, 1998)
  21. "The Treasure Hunt (Part 3)" (October 2, 1998)
  22. "Star-Crossed Lovers (Part 1)" (October 3, 1998)
  23. "Star-Crossed Lovers (Part 2)" (October 4, 1998)
  24. "Star-Crossed Lovers (Part 3)" (October 5, 1998)
  25. "Paradise Lost (Part 1)" (October 8, 1998)
  26. "Paradise Lost (Part 2)" (October 9, 1998)
  27. "Paradise Lost (Part 3)" (October 10, 1998)
  28. "Boston (Part 1)" (October 11, 1998)
  29. "Boston (Part 2)" (October 14, 1998)
  30. "Boston (Part 3)" (October 15, 1998)

Media information

Questar/Sunset Home Visual Entertainment (SHE) released a complete series DVD in 2005.

References

  1. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2009). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2007 (Volume 1). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-3305-6.

External links

  • The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson at IMDb
  • The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson (Official) at Facebook.com