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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was mainly show during the school summer holidays in the late 1960s - 1970s. It was a superb 13 part black and white adventure series based on the book by Daniel Defoe. It first appeared on British TV back in 1965 on BBC1 and has Robert Hoffmann in the starring role. The ever haunting music that accompanied the series is never forgotten by those children who watched the series during the Summer school holiday breaks.

BBC Radio Times program transmission and details – Robinson Crusoe.

Robinson Crusoe

Transmission Date/Time

Episode Description

 

 

 

Episode 1

 

BBC One London, 12 October 1965 17.00

A violent storm casts Robinson on to a desert island. He spends his solitude in remembering his youthful escapades in York.

Episode 2

 

BBC One London, 19 October 1965 17.00

Alone on his island, Robinson solves the problem of food and meets his first companion.

Episode 3

 

BBC One London, 26 October 1965 17.00

Robinson remembers the day he left home and travelled to Hull to seek a ship

Episode 4

 

BBC One London, 2 November 1965 17.00

Robinson brings ashore all he can salvage from the wreck of the Esmeralda, and makes a fire for the first time.

Episode 5

 

BBC One London, 9 November 1965 17.00

In the intervals of building a shelter and making furniture, Robinson recalls how he was assumed to be dead by his friends and was sold into slavery.

Episode 6

 

BBC One London, 16 November 1965 17.00

Robinson copes with a fire in his hut and begins to make a canoe.

Episode 7

 

BBC One London, 23 November 1965 17.00

Robinson relates how he came to be involved in the wreck of the Esmeralda.

Episode 8

 

BBC One London, 30 November 1965 17.00

Robinson discovers an abandoned ship and a pirate's treasure hoard.

Episode 9

 

BBC One London, 7 December 1965 17.00

Having drifted with the pirate ship, Robinson lands on another deserted shore.

Episode 10

 

BBC One London, 14 December 1965 17.00

Robinson encounters the cannibals, and rescues Friday.

Episode 11

 

BBC One London, 21 December 1965 17.00

Robinson tries to teach Friday how to become civilised.

Episode 12

 

BBC One London, 28 December 1965 17.00

Friday returns and other unwelcome visitors arrive on the island.

Episode 13

 

BBC One London, 4 January 1966 17.00

Friday and Robinson come to grips with the mutineers.

Present here is the first episode of this adventure. The remaining episodes will be uploaded soon.

Click below to go the first episode guide

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe - Part One

If anyone has any more episode information / memories or was involved in the creation, filming of The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe etc. then please contact me by clicking email in the navigation bar below.

Main Characters - The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Robinson
Robinson
Robinson's Father
Robinson's father
Friday
Friday
Friend of Robinson
Robinson's Friend
Friend of Robinson
Another of Robinson's Friends
Friend of Robinson
Newly named Dick the Dog

The Lawyer Wooseley
Lawyer Wooseley

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Credits - Credit Screens

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Credits

Screenplay Jean-Paul Carriere, Pierre Reynal and Jacques Somet
Narrated by Lee Payant
Director of Photography Quinto Albicoco
Art Director Robert Luchaire
Orchestra Conducted by P Reverberi
Music by Robert Mellin and P Reverberi
Film Editors Borys Lewin and Helene Plemiannikov
Sound Engineer Georges Mardiguian
Executive Producer Claire Monis
Directed by Jean Sacha

Click below to go the first episode guide

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe - Part One