The Lost Islands

Network Ten (ended 1976)


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The Lost Islands

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In the Pacific Ocean, a group of 5 school children on a trip find themselves separated from the others and eventually trapped on an island and their boat wrecked. The children find that the Island is inhabited, but the people don't live the way of 20th Century people, rather they live to the ways, means and customs of people from the 18th Century. The children find that the people are descended from a group of convicts that were sailing from Portsmouth to New Holland (Australia) 200 years ago. They have been completely shut off from the outside world ever since due to the remote location, the reef and magnetic band that surrounds the islands making them inaccessible for large ships. They are still dressing and living like their ancestors and know nothing of modern technology. They are ruled by one man the Q who they believe was on the original ship and claims to have discovered the secret of eternal life in a blue seaweed that grows on the neighboring island of Malo. Countries represented: Mark was from England Su Ying was from China David was from America Tony was from Australia Anna was from Germany Also Known As: L'île perdue (France) Theme Song: There once was a wealthy man who had a wonderful idea To bring children from all places with all kinds of faces Together into a sailing ship There were 40 boys and girls They would sail the ship around the globe So they called it The United World The ship was just three weeks from shore When a hurricane poured down The waves were big as mountains They felt they would surely drown They jumped into the lifeboats And rowed away from the wreck They didn't count them, they hadn't time Five children were left behind The children fought the storm all night then finally fell asleep They didn't realize the ship had blown across the reef Into the Lost Islands Hiding in the bushes was a watchful pair of eyes And living in the valley were people lost in time Ruled over by a tyrant whose face was in a mask The children must defeat him so they can escape at last From the lost islands The lost islands So Tony, Mark and David, Anna and Su Ying Are left there on the island Who knows what could begin? Adventure lies before them Danger lies behind And as they go on searching What new troubles... will they find?moreless
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  • Updates on some of the actors

    I was also curious about what happened to the actors. I loved the show when I was a kid in NZ.

    I couldn't find anything about the boys, but of the girls, Amanda Ma (Su Yin) is still acting and also directing. Looks to be pretty successful in Australia. As for Jane Vallis (Anna), sadly she died of cancer in her early 30s. She was married at the time. She was also in a popular film, Picnic at Hanging Rock, as a teenager.moreless
  • Whatever happened to

    I would love to know whatever happened toTony Hughes, Michael Howard, Maragret Nelson,Robert, Jane, Amanda Chris and Rodney Bell and the other cast members of The Lost Islands. I was only a little kid at the time, but I loved this show, I am now 43 and suddnely the theme song popped into my the other day, and I had to search it up. Found the opening credits and theme song on you tube....Oh what memories!!!moreless
  • Best TV show ever made, why has it never been repeated or released on DVD in English.

    Glad you cleared up the confusion with some sites incorrectly stating Mark was the American and David was English. I knew I was right about David in the lost islands being American as he was my first crush (I was only 10) He probably wouldnt be happy to hear it but it was true. Loved the show, used to rush home from school every Thursday to watch it couldnt believe it finished after only one season. Been looking to buy it on DVD but so far only French companies have released it and their sites don't have an english version so I havent been able to order it.moreless
  • I am an American not British.

    The part of David was an American boy portrayed by Robert Edgington, an American boy. This site and others list the part of David as being from England. Not true. The part of David was played by Robert Edgington, an American living in Austrailia at the time, portraying an American.

    In the series, David, was the youngest of the 5 shipwrecked kids. In reality, Robert Edgington, (David), was the youngest of the 5 stars of the show.

    Born in a small town in the United States, he moved to Austrailia in 1972. While attending Baulkham Hills High School was offered and accepted the part.

    I am the only true authority on Robert Edgington. I am Robert Edgington.moreless
  • A really good childrens adventure show,

    This was a pretty good childrens adventure television series. As is normal with good television shows, this one did not last long enough. This is a show that I would suggest watching if you get the chance. Check the bargain bins at Wal-Mart, the online movies sites ( and such) and all of the cable channels that run old shows. Nick at Nite and TV Land are great for theses kind of shows. They will even do a week long spot for shows that only had 6 or so episodes. Then you have your super stations. They run a bunch of old shows too. All in all a pretty good show that did not get a good enough chance. Sometimes it is a simple as the show it is up against. Look at Law & Order. It is one of the longest running shows on TV. They moved it to go up against Lost. After about 2 weeks of getting pounded in the ratings it was moved back to it's original time slot. Shows like this should be given more of an opportunity.moreless