Eleven little islanders
|Original title||Children's Island|
|Country of production||United Kingdom|
|Episodes||8 in 1 season|
|genre||Children , adventure|
|idea||Hanan Peled (screenplay)
Mira Lobe (based on a novel)
|First broadcast||June 1, 1985 on BBC One|
|October 9, 1989 on PRO 7|
Elf kleine Insulaner (OT: Children's Island ) is a British television series on the BBC from 1985. The miniseries is a film adaptation of the novel Insu-Pu by Mira Lobe . Directed by Nathaniel Gutman .
England in World War II : At the invitation of the US President , children from London, which is threatened by German air raids, are transported to the United States by ship . One of the ships is attacked by a German submarine and sinks. All children can leave the ship and are rescued, only a lifeboat with eleven children drifts off and is considered lost.
The eleven children, including brothers Stanley and Tommy, are stranded on a desert island. In order to survive, they organize themselves in the form of a small children's state, in which everyone has their own set tasks. Despite individual conflicts, they manage to survive on the island.
In England and America the missing children are believed to be dead. Only William, the son of the US President, is convinced they are still alive. Finally, he succeeds in convincing his father and he initiates a search that ultimately leads to success.
- Timothy Starks: Tommy Moran
- Stefan Gates: Stanley Moran
- JD Roth: William Kanfey
- Richard Haines: Mr. Grant
- George Montgomery : President
- Roger Charteris
- Paul Lockwood
- Joanna Rowlands
- Christine Vanden Berg
- Roslyn McNamara
- Kevin Greetham
- Martin Bernstein
- 1.01 Sleep is necessary
- 1.02 Land in sight
- 1.03 One day we're going home
- 1.04 Hello, can you hear me?
- 1.05 Who wants to Canada?
- 1.06 Is the moon a cheese ball?
- 1.07 Infasu
- 1.08 Hurray - Finally to America
Differences from the book
The film adaptation differs in some important details from the German version of the book:
- The German version of the book is about a fictional war and the children are to be shipped from the fictional state of Urbien to the land of Terrania, which is not affected by the war. Instead of the US President and his son, in this version the evacuation and the search for the missing go back to the President of Terrania and his grandson.
- The names of the children differ from those in the novel.
- In the novel, the ship runs into a mine and is not attacked by a submarine.
- Eleven small islanders in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Children's Island on filmaffinity.com
- Eleven little islanders on fernsehserien.de
- Broadcasting dates, fernsehserien.de, accessed on July 10, 2020