22 December 2013 | callalou1
A swashbuckling smuggling tale.
I'm writing this at a great distance from my viewing of "Smuggler's Bay", but I know that it did make a great impression on me, as I have never forgotten it, or that Frazer Hines was one of its lead actors.
Based on the famous novel Moonfleet, and an adventure tale with a smuggling theme, set in Dorset, England, this was a television adaptation made for children. I had already read the book, as it was a set piece at many English schools in the 1960s and I had already enjoyed that. I was not to be at all disappointed with this TV series. I guess it is highly unlikely this version of it will ever surface again, made in black and white so many years ago, but for anyone in UK who has loved the book, Sky TV are about to air a new, two-part version which promises to be equally exciting.