The Coral Island: episode guide


Episode 1

Thursday, January 06, 1983 (ABC, 6:30)
Written by James Andrew Hall
Directed by Chris Thomson

RM Ballantyne's story of Ralph Rover who is sent from the colony of NSW to England for an education. A storm hands his education over to a young thief and a sailor, pirates and an evil native chief and a beautiful native princess. He doesn't spare the playing fields of Eton another thought.

Cast: Richard Gibson as Ralph, Nicholas Bond-Owen as Peterkin, Scott McGregor as Jack, Danny Adcock as Tod Salter, Ron Hackett as Captain Dewar, Lyn James as Lady Rover, Clive Marshall as Nelson, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell as Sir Charles Rover, Fred Welsh as Coachman

Episode 2

Monday, January 10, 1983
Written by James Andrew Hall
Directed by Ray Alchin

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Cast: Richard Gibson as Ralph, Nicholas Bond-Owen as Peterkin, Scott McGregor as Jack, Danny Adcock as Tod Salter, Ron Hackett as Captain Dewar,

Episode 3

Tuesday, January 11, 1983
Written by James Andrew Hall
Directed by

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Cast: Richard Gibson as Ralph, Nicholas Bond-Owen as Peterkin, Scott McGregor as Jack

Episode 4

Wednesday, January 12, 1983
Written by James Andrew Hall
Directed by

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Cast: Richard Gibson as Ralph, Nicholas Bond-Owen as Peterkin, Scott McGregor as Jack, Pele Teuila as Avatea

Episode 5

Thursday, January 13, 1983
Written by James Andrew Hall
Directed by Chris Thomson

The castaways believe rescue is near when they sight a ship.

Cast: Richard Gibson as Ralph, Nicholas Bond-Owen as Peterkin, Scott McGregor as Jack, Johnny Johnstone as Samuel, Gerard Kennedy as Bloody Bill, Brian McDermott as Captain Carver

Episode 6

Monday, January 17, 1983
Written by James Andrew Hall
Directed by Chris Thomson

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Cast: Richard Gibson as Ralph, Nicholas Bond-Owen as Peterkin, Scott McGregor as Jack, Johnny Johnstone as Samuel, Gerard Kennedy as Bloody Bill, Brian McDermott as Captain Carver

Episode 7

Tuesday, January 18, 1983
Written by James Andrew Hall
Directed by Ray Alchin

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Cast: Richard Gibson as Ralph, Nicholas Bond-Owen as Peterkin, Scott McGregor as Jack, Peter Collingwood as Reverend McNab, Johnny Johnstone as Samuel, Gerard Kennedy as Bloody Bill, Brian McDermott as Captain Carver, Uelese Petaia as Tararo, Pele Teuila as Avatea

Episode 8

Wednesday, January 19, 1983
Written by James Andrew Hall
Directed by Ray Alchin, Ray Brown

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Cast: Richard Gibson as Ralph, Nicholas Bond-Owen as Peterkin, Scott McGregor as Jack, Peter Collingwood as Reverend McNab, Johnny Johnstone as Samuel, Gerard Kennedy as Bloody Bill, Brian McDermott as Captain Carver

Episode 9 (final)

Thursday, January 20, 1983
Written by James Andrew Hall
Directed by Ray Alchin

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Cast: Richard Gibson as Ralph, Nicholas Bond-Owen as Peterkin, Scott McGregor as Jack, Peter Collingwood as Reverend McNab, Uelese Petaia as Tararo, Pele Teuila as Avatea, Tino Tusitala as Mahine