Contribute your stories to the third edition of “The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)”

No sooner than we have published the second edition of ‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)’ in May 2017 but a number of facts and stories washed up on the incoming tide. I didn’t know that Ransome was aged twelve … Continue reading → Continue reading Contribute your stories to the third edition of “The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)”

Out of the “Swallows and Amazons” archives: a 1974 script for a BBC Radio Bristol show about the original film

When the 1974 film of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ first came out in cinemas it stirred up quite a bit of interest in the media. This script for a programme made for BBC Radio Bristol has recently been discovered in a … Continue reading Out of the “Swallows and Amazons” archives: a 1974 script for a BBC Radio Bristol show about the original film

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