Swallows and Amazons
( Feature )
BBC Films and Harbour Pictures are developing a new big-screen adaptation for a modern family audience of Arthur Ransome's masterpiece Swallows and Amazons.
Andrea Gibb has adapted the classic story of four young children who set out on a boat in the Lake District to live alone on an island.
an intelligent, involving, beautifully mounted adaptation
**** Radio Times
charming, moving, engaging and entertaining
**** The Upcoming
Swallows and Amazons reproduces the potted world Ransome wrote about with diligence and sincerity... high adventure in safe hands
**** The Telegraph
a charmingly old-fashioned family adventure – one that you can imagine several generations of a family gathering to watch on a rainy grey Sunday afternoon.
**** Time Out
absolutely splendid... I'm going again. With ginger-beer and humbugs
***** Daily Mail
**** Glasgow Herald