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“The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe”

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INTRODUCTION: THE SLEEVE NOTES

That haunting theme tune and enchanting musical score was part of a 13 part black and white dramatization syndicated in the U.S.A. in 1964 and first screened in Britain in 1965. For many years it has been etched in the consciousness of thousands of people who have fond memories of the series.

Caught in a tropical storm at sea whilst travelling between Brazil and Africa, a young Englishman, Robinson Crusoe, is shipwrecked on an uncharted island off the coast of South America from which there seems little hope of rescue.

This 13 part black and white dramatisation of Daniel Defoe's famous novel was made by Franco-London Films, syndicated in America 1964 and first screened in Britain in 1965.
Filmed mostly on location in the Canary Islands, the series painted a classic picture of heroism and survival over disaster and helplessness, from the delight of lighting his first fire to the eventual defence of the island from mutineers.

The series was also punctuated with flashback sequences of Crusoe's earlier life; his childhood in York, his unhappy apprenticeship to a lawyer and, finally, his running away to sea.
Unlike most other versions, the series showed many of his early adventures and his subsequent capture by and escape from slave traders.

The haunting theme tune and enchanting musical score were the work of Robert Mellin and Gian-Piero Reverberi, two highly respected musians who were very active in European popular music, and these have become forever etched into the consciousness of thousands of people with fond memories of the series.

INDEX

                                        
Front Pagehttp://davidsemporium.co.uk/_SIXTEEN.html

                       
Ordering Tapes, CD's and now - DVD's.
Now you can DOWNLOAD the CD and tracks from here.http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe6.html

                            
Picture Gallery.
With some unseen colour pictures from the series.http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe10.html

                        
Stories and photos from actors on the set of
“The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe”http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe11.html

                        
BBC Radio 4 Programme: 20th January 2011
“Robinson Crusoe: Rescued Again”http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe9A.html

                        
Robert Hoffman today,
and links to Interviews and other related information.http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe9.html

                                             
Are you haunted by that Theme Tune?http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe13.html

                                   
Archaeological digs on Robinson Crusoe Island.http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe8A.html

                                           
Comments from my Guestbookhttp://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe12.html

                            
The NEW 7” vinyl single Limited Edition - November 2011http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe14.html

                                    
Research, letters and e-mails,
in my long quest to find that Theme Tune!http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe7.html
 
                             
Daniel Defoe and the origins of Robinson Crusoe.
How it all began long ago!http://davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe2.html

                                                    
The UK TV series schedule.
First shown in 1965.http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe3.html

            
The UK TV series credits.
Including a video of the first part of Episode 7 from the BBC TV series.http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe5.html

                                               
Introduction on the sleeves
 of the Video's, CD's and DVD's.http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe1.html

                                           
The 1990 CD tracks list and credits.
and 30second excerpts from the CD.http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe4.html

                                          
The 1997 CD tracks list and credits.
and new sleeve notes.http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe4A.html

                                       
More Detailed Robinson Crusoe information.
British TV of the sixties,
Robinson Crusoe Island at "Wikipedia",
and the actual book to download or read.http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe8.html
 
Visit my "Pure Nostalgia" page for other TV series.
A "MUST" for UK visitors!
Includes many video clips from well-known and famous series from the BBC.http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/nostalgia.html

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