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 on his houseboat and made to walk the plank. The man featured sitting in the blue motor boat was standing-by to take people to the loo on the mainland. Shot on 16mm film (Bolex).
You can read the whole story by Sophie Neville, who starred as “Titty Walker” in the film, in the second edition of her book “The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)“, which you can buy from our Swallows and Amazons shop.
Video © Sophie Neville. All rights reserved.