Video: Behind The Scenes of Swallows and Amazons (1974) – The Peak of Darien at… Runnymede

Watch a behind-the-scenes video below, shot in 1973 during the filming of “Swallows and Amazons (1974)”. The scene when John, Susan, Titty and Roger ran up to the Peak of Darien was eventually shot on location at Runneymead near Epsom… Continue reading Video: Behind The Scenes of Swallows and Amazons (1974) – The Peak of Darien at… Runnymede

Video: Behind The Scenes of Swallows and Amazons (1974) – Walking the Plank

Watch a behind-the-scenes video below, shot in 1973 during the filming of “Swallows and Amazons (1974)”. Whilst the sun shone on Derwent Water the cast and crew of “Swallows and Amazons” set up to film Captain Flint, played by Ronald Fraser, being captured… Continue reading Video: Behind The Scenes of Swallows and Amazons (1974) – Walking the Plank

The connections between Swallows and Amazons writer Arthur Ransome and Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky

News in the international press that Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is to be the subject of a television series to coincide with the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution should be of particular interest in the Lakes, which has an interesting, but … Continue reading The connections between Swallows and Amazons writer Arthur Ransome and Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky