Claude Whatham’s classic film adaptation of ‘Swallows & Amazons’ (1974) is available on BBC iPlayer until 1st February – please click here for the link.
You can discover what it was like to appear in the movie, in ‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)’, an illustrated paperback published by the Lutterworth Press. Although written for adults, it is suitable for all ages and quite fun for anyone interested in acting or keen on visiting the Lake District. It can be ordered online, from good bookshops or your local library. If you already have a copy, do add a review to the online sites or email a photo – it is always great to hear from readers.
The second edition of the ebook, entitled ‘The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons (1974)’, is similar but includes a few more stories from the Lake District and links to behind-the-scenes cine footage. It is out on Kindle, Smashwords, iTunes, Nook/Barnes&Noble from £2.99 If you already have the first edition you can re-load the up-dated version free of charge.
3 thoughts on “The original film of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ is on BBC iPlayer”
In my opinion the film deserves to be permanently available on iPlayer and your accompanying book permanently in print!
‘The Secret Life of Arthur Ransome’ is permanently on BBC iPlayer. It is excellent.
I haven’t seen ‘The Secret Life of Arthur Ransome’ for years but I remember it well. I will try and watch it sometime this week, thank you for reminding me of it.