Robinson Crusoe (1974 television film)
|Based on||novel by Daniel Dafoe|
|Written by||James MacTaggart|
|Directed by||James MacTaggart|
Ram John Holder
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||120 mins|
|First shown in||27 November 1974 (UK)|
Robinson Crusoe is a 1974 television film version of the story by Daniel Dafoe starring Stanley Baker in the title role and Ram John Holder as Friday. In the UK, it was first broadcast in the BBC's Play of the Month on 27 November 1974. In the USA it was broadcast on NBC.
Shooting took place on location at Tobago in the West Indies. Director James MacTaggart died of a heart attack shortly after filming and Stanley Baker died of cancer in 1976. The budget was £300,000.
When the show aired in the US it was the 13th highest rated show of the week.
- "Play of the Month: Robinson Crusoe Transmission Times", BFI Film and TV database. The linked pages will confirm that it is the television film under current discussion.
- "A spirited "Crusoe" was tough for star". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 1 January 1975. p. 10. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
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