The ADVENTURES Of ROBINSON CRUSOE is a FRANCO LONDON FILMS production that was first shown on BBC 1 on October 12th 1965. (When I say "first shown", I don't mean that it appeared on UK TV first, I'm referring only to when it was first broadcast in this country.) It had made its debut on German TV a year earlier, on October 3rd '64, in four 90 minute episodes, and aired in America the same year. (The Italian version was first shown on December 13th '64 and the French one on September 10th '65.) As well as the German TV four-part version, there was also a six-part version, as well as a 13-part version (that's the one we got) to suit the broadcasting requirements of different countries.
If you ever saw this serial, then you'll know why it's considered such a classic. It's available on DVD and the soundtrack was re-released on CD a few years ago. Well worth hunting down if, like me, you're fond of reliving your childhood. Let's face it - they were the best years of our lives. Below are a select few screen grabs from the NETWORK DVD (7952735) to help whet your appetite and prompt your memories. And I've even included the theme tune for you - am I great guy or what? (Okay, who's the joker who said "What" ?)