Christmas on Adventure Island

colinmcewanTelevision.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!

This Christmas Day we flashback to Christmas, 1968. For the ABC‘s children’s series Adventure Island Christmas was a double celebration as it coincided with the show’s 300th episode.

To celebrate Christmas and the series milestone, Adventure Island presented its own version of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol and other Christmas tales — starring all the show’s regulars including Nancy Cato, Colin McEwan (pictured right), Liz Harris, James Smillie and Brian Crossley — over the course of the week.

TV Week previewed the Christmas special with a double-page feature, giving fans of the show a rare glimpse at the show in colour as they were used to seeing it on TV in black and white:





Source: TV Week, 25 December 1968.


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    • Sam Briggs on 10 February 2014 at 6:09 PM
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    Is it lost or is the a Christmas carol version of adventure Island still exist. I would love to see it. if it was around it would become a classic tv special

      • Andrew Nossol on 29 July 2016 at 7:29 PM
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      Sam – It does still exist. I watched it last month at the NAA.

        • Gary Harrison on 24 August 2019 at 10:45 AM
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        Hi Andrew. I am thinking of visiting the NFSA in Canberra. How did you find this episode? The NFSA website just has episode numbers listed and I was wondering if there is any additional information in the NFSA Museum.

    • Tracey Chappell on 25 June 2018 at 10:38 PM
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    Hello there,
    I have a question…can you please tell me who did all the set designing and painting for the set of ‘Adventure Island’.
    Can you please name in alphabetical order as i am looking for a certain name.
    I have many happy memories of watching this show as a child, especially my favourite Panda.
    Tracey Chappell

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