Trapped (Australian TV series)

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Intertitle Screen
Developed byNorthway Productions
Screen West
Lottery West
StarringMarcel Bracks
Benjamin Jay
Maia Mitchell
Anthony Spanos
Mikayla Southgate
Sam Fraser
Natasha Phillips
Matilda Terbio
Kim Walsh
Brad Albert
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Executive producer(s)Bruce Best
Running time25 mins. (approx)
Original networkSeven Network
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release30 November 2008 –
18 April 2009
Followed byCastaway

Trapped is an Australian children's television series which first premiered on 30 November 2008 and finished its first run on 18 April 2009 on the Seven Network. The 26-part series was shot entirely on location in and around Broome, Western Australia from May to October 2008. A follow up series entitled Castaway began airing on the Seven Network on 12 February 2011.[1][2] Many of the actors in the main cast of Trapped reprised their roles.[3]


Following the mysterious disappearance of their parents from a remote scientific research station, a group of children are trapped in a dangerous paradise.[4] They can only rely on their own resources to survive, find out what's happened to their parents and uncover the terrible secret that is behind the Enterprise Project. Many challenges, mysteries and problems are faced. It's their job to work this all out.



  • Marcel Bracks as Rob Frazer
  • Benjamin Jay as Ryan Cavaner
  • Maia Mitchell as Natasha Hamilton
  • Anthony Spanos as Josh Jacobs
  • Mikayla Southgate as Jarrah Haddon
  • Sam Fraser as Suzuki Haddon
  • Natasha Phillips as Lily Taylor
  • Matilda Terbio as Emma Taylor
  • Kim Walsh as Maggie Monks
  • Brad Albert as Gabe


Episode # Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original Airdate
1"Trapped"Jeremy RicePaul Bennett30 November 2008 (2008-11-30)
After Ryan's father travels to investigate the happenings at a scientific research facility, he is left alone with strangers on a nearby island base-camp until his father sends him a message to cut off all communications, leaving the base camp isolated.
2"The Price We Pay"Jeremy RiceHamilton Budd7 December 2008 (2008-12-07)
Josh abandons Ryan in the isolated forbidden zone for destroying their communications. Surprised by Josh's actions, the girls create a plan to rescue him. Meanwhile, Maggie leaves Rob in charge of the children.
3"A Joke's a Joke"Jeremy RiceTracey Defty-Rashid
Paul Bennett
14 December 2008 (2008-12-14)
Ryan asks for the help of Natasha to find the walkie talkie from Maggie after their parents still haven't returned. Meanwhile, Zuke runs away after constant bullying by his older sister, Jarrah and Ryan answers a call from his father explaining they will not be back until week's end.
4"Come with Me if You Want to Live"Jeremy RiceHamilton Budd21 December 2008 (2008-12-21)
Jarrah refuses to agree with Maggie demands of all the kids move into a place where they can be better supervised. Meanwhile, Natasha discovers that Josh has been hiding a secret from everyone.
5"To Catch a Thief"Jeremy RiceTracey Defty-Rashid22 December 2008 (2008-12-22)
Natasha tries to teach Josh how to read without the others knowing and Emma during her attempt to find the food thief with Zuke, discovers while reading her sisters file, Lily is actually a thief.
6"Haunted"Ben YoungPaul Bennett
Hamilton Budd
23 December 2008 (2008-12-23)
Zuke becomes scared after he finds a grave in the bush and Maggie decides to tell the children a different story. Meanwhile, Jarrah tries to split up Josh and Natasha.
7"Acting Up"Ben YoungKate Rice
Hamilton Budd
24 December 2008 (2008-12-24)
Lily reveals to Emma, she is actually adopted, causing the sisters to face the problem without their parents. Meanwhile, the boys and the girls compete in a fishing competition to determine who will cook and clean up dinner.
8"Yo Prince"Ben YoungHamilton Budd25 December 2008 (2008-12-25)
Natasha realises she has feelings for Ryan, however with Ryan's last day at base camp, she believes it's too late to say anything and an accident happens which no one is prepared for.
9"Who Can You Trust?"Ben YoungPaul Bennett
Hamilton Budd
26 December 2008 (2008-12-26)
As their parents still haven't returned, Maggie and Josh tell the children, the boat broke down and could not transport the parents back, however Ryan, Natasha and Lily don't believe her and break into Maggie's office to retrieve the walkie talkie, however with it still broken, they decide she was lying and choose to leave to the island themselves.
10"Warning Signs"Ben YoungTracey Defty-Rashid29 December 2008 (2008-12-29)
In a desperate attempt to keep the children entertained, Josh dares them to enter the forbidden area. However, what they discover is worse than they ever anticipated.
11"What the Tide Brings"Sam BarrettLeeAnne Innes30 December 2008 (2008-12-30)
The children find the boat Maggie was travelling on, however without her on board, a number of questions arise. Discovering this, Rob hides the keys to the office, meanwhile, Lily arrives in the forbidden area to find the mysterious boy.
12"Seeing the Light"Sam BarrettJohn Rapsey31 December 2008 (2008-12-31)
Concern rises about their parents situation and Lily and Zuke try to create communication with the island.
13"Only the Brave"Sam BarrettHamilton Budd1 January 2009 (2009-01-01)
Ryan decides to leave the island without any knowledge of how to get there, discovering this, Rob tries to stop him.
14"Together We Are Not Alone"Sam BarrettTracey Defty-Rashid2 January 2009 (2009-01-02)
Ryan and Jarrah leave to the island. At base camp, an intruder gets closer to the office and Rob admits to Natasha, he's not who everyone believes.
15"If you go down into the woods today..."Sam BarrettPaul Bennett4 January 2009 (2009-01-04)
Ryan and Jarrah find themselves stranded at the medical centre on the quarantine island, they decide to repair their boat and return to base camp. Meanwhile, Josh and Rob plan to track down the intruder.
16"Danger Among Us"Claire MarshallBen Young7 February 2009 (2009-02-07)
Rob makes attempts at convincing the children Gabe isn't really alone, in reaction, Lily crosses over to the forbidden area in order to prove him wrong and search for answers.
17"Turncoat"Claire MarshallTracey Defty-Rashid14 February 2009 (2009-02-14)
In order to make Rob trust him, Ryan decides to betray his friends, and give up his relationship with Jarrah in the meantime.
18"Testing Times"Claire MarshallPete Gleeson
Hamilton Budd
21 February 2009 (2009-02-21)
After Ryan gains Rob's trust, he tries to discover his secrets. Meanwhile, Jarrah proves to Lily she can trust her and Josh attempts to create a friendship with Gabe.
19"True Colours"Claire MarshallLucinda Marty28 February 2009 (2009-02-28)
While trying to find Rob's old boat, Josh has to decide whether to retain his loyalty to Ryan or protect Natasha feelings.
20"Acting Up"Claire MarshallKate Rice7 March 2009 (2009-03-07)
Ryan is hurt after a dangerous accident while gaining materials to build a raft to travel back to base camp, with his life threatening injuries, Ryan and Natasha admit their feelings for each other. Meanwhile, Lily, Josh and Jarrah rebel against Rob and break Gabe out of prison.
21"Good People"Paul KomadinaHamilton Budd14 March 2009 (2009-03-14)
After Rob destroys the diary belonging to Mr.Schwartz, Lily assists Gabe in letting go of past problems and move on. Meanwhile, Zuke finds a research lab owned by Gabe's father, which leads him to the conclusion of Rob being on his side.
22"The Wood for the Trees"Paul KomadinaPaul Bennett21 March 2009 (2009-03-21)
Jarrah refuses rescue and trades her freedom for information concerning the island. Emma and Zuke plot to make Rob reveal the encoded diary to them and Gabe and Lily demand answers from Ryan while Josh deals with Natasha and him being just friends.
23"Drawing the Line"Paul KomadinaTracey Defty-Rashid28 March 2009 (2009-03-28)
Jarrah breaks out from the prison to help search for a missing Zuke, instead of acting on her plan to retrieve the map. Meanwhile, Ryan and Natasha test the raft, resulting in failure, however are rescued by Josh and Gabe soon after.
24"Actions Speak Loudest"Paul KomadinaTracey Defty-Rashid4 April 2009 (2009-04-04)
Natasha discovers both Rob and Ryan have lying to her and has to decide which person to trust, originally to pick Rob, the boys try to convince her Rob cannot be trusted.
25"Punchlines"Paul KomadinaHamilton Budd11 April 2009 (2009-04-11)
The children force Rob to depart base camp, however with Zuke's health deteriorating, they face regret the decision as Rob knows how to cure Zuke's illness. Meanwhile, Gabe is asked to stay at camp and Emma tries to cure Zuke.
26"The Island"Paul KomadinaHamilton Budd19 April 2009 (2009-04-19)
The children plot to travel to the Island together, however their plans are nearly dismantled after finding a warning message from Mr. Taylor explaining not to come after Dr. Hamilton has gone mad, The children decide to ignore the message and go ahead with the voyage. However when they arrive, they find themselves all alone and their parents belongings scattered around the buildings, Rob then secretly steals the boat and the antidote with him, however he does not realize Zuke swapped the antidote with detergent until the boat breaks down meters from the research island, leaving him and the rest of the children trapped.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Airdate: Castaways". YTN - Youth Television News. 3 January 2011. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Trapped Sequel `Castaway´ Due in 2011". YTN - Youth Television News. 25 October 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Castaway TV Series trailer". Northway Productions. 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  4. ^ "In Production". Australian Television Online. 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2010.

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