The Dark Island

BBC (ended 1962)


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The Dark Island

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Produced by BBC Scotland and filmed on location in Benbecula and South Uist. 6 part Thriller. Russian trawlers are patrolling off the Outer Hebrides as part of a spy-net in Britain. ======= The programme was later adapted for radio and transmitted on Radio Four between 11th September and 16th October 1969. ====== Theme: The Dark Island Away to the west's where I'm longing to be, Where the beauties of heaven unfold by the sea, Where the sweet purple heather blooms fragrant and free, On a hilltop high above the Dark Island. Chorus Oh, isle of my childhood, I'm dreaming of thee, As the steamer leaves Oban and passes Tiree, Soon I'll capture the magic that lingers for me, When I'm back once more upon the Dark Island. So gentle the sea breeze that ripples the bay, Where the stream joins the ocean, and young children play; On the strand of pure silver, I'll welcome each day, And I'll roam for ever more the Dark Island. (Chorus) True gem of the Hebrides, bathed in the light Of the midsummer dawning that follows the night How I yearn for the cries of the seagulls in flight. As they circle high above the Dark Island (Chorus) ==================== Production Companies * British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) --------------------------------------- Release date UK -- 8 July 1962 -------------------------------------- Country: UK Language: English Color: Black and White ----------------------------------------moreless