Young Jim Hawkins discovers Captain Flint’s long lost treasure map, joining the expedition to recover it. But when the Hispaniola sets sail, Jim is always being shooed away, given the worst jobs. The only sailor who treats him as an equal is the ship’s cook, John Silver. But John Silver is more than he seems…
Caught in the middle of Silver’s mutiny and a race to find Flint’s buried gold, Jim is sucked into the world of piracy. With an excellent cast helmed by Eddie Izzard and a world of pirates, treasure hunts, swords, and guns, Treasure Island brings Robert Louis Stevenson’s unforgettable story to a modern audience.
Did the world need another version of Treasure Island? On the strength of this stirring two-parter… the answer is yes… it has a ring of authenticity that others lack.The Radio Times
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