Danger Island

1967 | United Kingdom

A 12-year old boy overhears two sinister men plotting to assassinate their country's ruler. That is the sudden drama which faces Nicholas, holidaying on a Mediterranian island. Unsure who to tell and who to trust, Nicholas goes on the run. Mervyn Joseph played Nicholas, his first part in a TV series, although he had appeared previously on television in a milk commercial. 

For the story, "Southerner," the high-powered jet-engined launch owned by Southern Television, usually used for outside news broadcasts, was 'armed' and fitted out as a gunboat. This series also featured real-life husband and wife team Eric Barker and Pearl Hackney. 

Published on December 6th, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.