Westwind (TV series)

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Westwind (TV series)
Format adventure
Starring Van Williams
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel NBC

Westwind is a young adult television action drama on the NBC Saturday morning line up. The show chronicled the adventures of the Andrews family as they sailed the ocean on their yacht. Westwind ran from the fall of 1975 through the spring of 1976 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Eastern Standard Time. It ran for only one season with a total of 13 episodes produced.

Premise[edit]

The show was named for the twin masted yacht, Westwind. The plot of the show concentrated on a scientist/photographer couple and their two teenage children sailing around the islands of the Pacific, finding danger and adventure.[1]

Production[edit]

The show was known for its lush photography on land and underwater by Lamar Borem. Borem was the photographer for the television series Flipper. The show was filmed in Hawaii. The show's introduction was narrated by voice actor, Paul Frees. The show was produced by William P. D'Angelo Productions, who were responsible for another NBC live-action children's drama, Run, Joe, Run. The show did moderately well in terms of ratings but was canceled because of high production costs as compared to the standard production cost of the other Saturday morning cartoons.

Network censors demanded that no clevage should be shown for girls wearing bikinis. The show's producers added inserts to the bikini tops that ended up drawing more attention to the girl's chests. [2]

Episodes[edit]

  • Captain Hooks and the Aborigines
  • Captain Hooks and The Crooks
  • Killer Kahuna
  • Ransom at Makena Bay
  • Shark
  • Terror Beach
  • The Deadly Photo
  • The Menehunes
  • The Night Marchers
  • The Sea Jackals
  • The Sea Snakes
  • Tutu Kane and the Shark God
  • Web of Mystery

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TV Guide Guide to TV. Barnes and Noble. 2004. p. 688. ISBN 0-7607-5634-1. 
  2. ^ www.imdb.com