Swallows and Amazons
The four Walker children dream of escaping from the tedium of a summer holiday and are overjoyed when they are finally given permission to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast lake. They call themselves the Swallows. But soon after they arrive, they discover they may not be alone. Another group of children, the Amazons, are already there, so a desperate yet whimsical battle for ownership of the island ensues, where both skill and luck play a hand. At the same time, the dangers of an adult world that is on the brink of war, encroach on their paradise and intertwine with their lives, in the form of a mysterious pair of Russian spies hot on the tail of the enigmatic Jim Turner. The children must ban together from both groups, learn skills of survival, responsibility and the all-important value of friendship to save a family member. Based on the novel of the same name by Arthur Ransome.
Nick Barton, Nick O'Hagan, Joe Oppenheimer, Christine Langan, Natascha Wharton, Danny Perkins, Jenny Borgars, Hugo Heppell, Alexa Seligman, John Jencks, Peter Watson, Steve Milne, Ian Maiden, Beth Pattinson, Thorsten Schumacher, Patrick Fischer, Dan MaCrae