The Enid Blyton Secret Series

The Secret Island (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 26 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Peggy, Mike and Laura are staying with their Aunt and Uncle - Harriet and Henry - while their eccentric father, Thaddeus (accompanied by photo journalist Charlotte Clancy) sails around the world. In the aftermath of an unexpected storm ...See morePeggy, Mike and Laura are staying with their Aunt and Uncle - Harriet and Henry - while their eccentric father, Thaddeus (accompanied by photo journalist Charlotte Clancy) sails around the world. In the aftermath of an unexpected storm Thaddeus and Charlotte are presumed drowned. Uncle Henry and Aunt Harriet see this as a perfect opportunity for inheriting Thaddeus' estate. Frustrated by their devious plans, Henry and Harriet take it out on the children in their care - causing them to run away from their wicked Aunt and Uncle. Taking shelter on a deserted island the children encounter Jack, who is eventually revealed to be an orphan who has also run away from home. Back at the farmhouse Henry and Harriet discover that the children have run away. They set off to look for them but to no avail. They decide not to tell anyone that they have gone missing in case it draws attention to their plans to sell the children's house. While the children on their island - unknown them, their father Thaddeus and Charlotte are shipwrecked on an island themselves - and mutually blaming each other for their plight - but don't opposites attract? Still on the island the children decide to take shelter in a secret hideout. Jack tells the others a story of how a mad monk used to live on the island. after some peculiar happenings which constantly surround the children they think that the island is haunted. Foggo, the chairman of the explorers club calls PC Cooper who tries to find the children... The children eventually discover the identity of the ghost to be a kind old monk who has taken refuge - and is intent on pursuing his environmental dream - specifically to save an owl sanctuary which has come under threat from the local authorities. Meanwhile Aunt Harriet and Uncle Henry try somehow to prevent the authorities from closing in, having been alerted to their insidious plan by Lord Foggo, chairman of the explorers club and mentor of Thaddeus. As the story evolves events take on unexpected twists; Thaddeus and Charlotte are saved after having been discovered on a desert island. Uncle Henry and Aunt Harriet are found out and arrested by the local police, and the monk is successful in fulfilling his environmental dream. The children are discovered by the police and much to their joy are reunited with their father upon his return home from being rescued. Written by Anonymous See less
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Writers
Enid Blyton (books) | Raymond Thompson (adaptation)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 29, 1997

Release date
Dec 29, 1997 (United Kingdom)

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18 cast members
Name Known for
Jed Brophy
PC Cooper PC Cooper   See fewer
Jeremy Brudenell
Thaddeus Arnold Thaddeus Arnold   See fewer
Antony Groser
Lord Foggo (as Tony Groser) Lord Foggo (as Tony Groser)   See fewer
Daniel James
Jack Trent Jack Trent   See fewer
Jennyfer Jewell
Peggy Arnold Peggy Arnold   See fewer
Bernard Kearns
Father Francis Father Francis   See fewer
K.C. Kelly
Peach Peach   See fewer
Paul Kennedy
Police Sergeant Police Sergeant   See fewer
Margaret McLuskie
Nanny Betts Nanny Betts   See fewer
Drew Neemia
Tom the Gypsy Tom the Gypsy   See fewer
Andrew Nichols
Real Estate Person Real Estate Person   See fewer
Tom Pizey
Mike Arnold Mike Arnold   See fewer
Sharon Tyrell
Charlotte (Charlie) Clancy Charlotte (Charlie) Clancy   See fewer
Tineke Van Der Walle
Laura Arnold Laura Arnold   See fewer
Peter Vere-Jones
Uncle Henry (as Peter Vere Jones) Uncle Henry (as Peter Vere Jones)   See fewer
Jane Waddell
Aunt Harriet Aunt Harriet   See fewer
Piripi Waretini
Trawlerman Trawlerman   See fewer
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