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Treasure Islands is a British fictional mini-series based on the novel Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson. The plot follows Jim Hawkins who finds a map to Treasure Island, with the treasure belonging to Captain Flint, and decides to follow the map. While on the journey crew member Long John Silver and his group have other plans.

Discovery Channel
1 Season, 13 Episodes
October 9, 2013
Documentary & Biography
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  • This Discovery Channel production interrogates myths that have long inhabited children's tales and popular cinema. The islands of the South Pacific: This is the image we have of 'Treasure Island'. Treasure Island is a grim tale, and Stevenson aimed to provide a moral message: Digging for private gold will only bring misery to the treasure-hunter.

  • This Discovery Channel production interrogates myths that have long inhabited children's tales and popular cinema. Far out in the Indian Ocean lies the island of Mauritius. One man living on the island has devoted years to his search for a treasure his father was convinced was there.

  • This Discovery Channel production interrogates myths that have long inhabited children's tales and popular cinema. Pirates fascinate us, partly because their personalities are believed to be so eccentric and colorful. And partly because people continue to believe that that they left behind, somewhere, an unimaginable treasure tracable by folklore and hisorical record alike.

  • This Discovery Channel production interrogates myths that have long inhabited children's tales and popular cinema. The lush islands of the South Pacific: It was where the author of Treasure Island, Robert Louis Atevenson, came to live in the 1890's. The dreamy mountains, the lagoons, the coral reefs, and the canoes all make a perfect setting for mystery, adventure, and unlikely discoveries.

  • This Discovery Channel production interrogates myths that have long inhabited children's tales and popular cinema. When Mussolini was executed, it was widely sspected that much of the treasure he had looted throughout his dictatorship was hidden somewhere. There have been many theories as to where it was, but one of the most spectacular is the theory of buried treasure on Elba Island.

  • This Discovery Channel production interrogates myths that have long inhabited children's tales and popular cinema. Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, June 1795: Three young men set out to row from the town of Chester to one of the many small islands that lie in this bay. They carried in their hands picks and shovels, and in their minds dreams of buried treasure, pirate gold, and immeasurable wealth.

  • This Discovery Channel production interrogates myths that have long inhabited children's tales and popular cinema. After Europeans first settled in their land, the Natives of Catalina Island began a hunt for buried treasure. To this day, historians are unsure whether the treasure hunt by the aboriginal community was based on real information, or a fantasy devised to torture greedy sailors.

  • This Discovery Channel production interrogates myths that have long inhabited children's tales and popular cinema. Lying off the West coast of South Wales is an island known as the Isle of the Seven Seas. It is an island which, according to an old legend, huoses one of the greatest of all treasures, guarded by a long-dead monk.

  • This Discovery Channel production interrogates myths that have long inhabited children's tales and popular cinema. The island of Aruba, twelve miles off the coast of Venezuela, has seen one of the most secret of all treasure tales. As this equally improbable and enticing story goes, a priest exchanges his love of God for a love of gold.

  • This Discovery Channel production interrogates myths that have long inhabited children's tales and popular cinema. In the Indian Ocean, a thousand miles off the the Eeast coast of Africa, lies a group of over one hundred islands known as the Seychelles, a popular tourist destination. But in the 18th century, their remote location made te Seychelles an excelletnt base for pirate ships.

  • This Discovery Channel production interrogates myths that have long inhabited popular culture. In 1868, ships sailed into port Bluff, New Zealand carrying only a few exhausted survivors, who had been marooned for nearly two years on one of the coldest desert islands in the world. In the last hundred years, many people have died in search for the treasure that is said to have been left behind.

  • This Discovery Channel production interrogates myths that have long inhabited popular culture. The Route to the Cocos Islands has been traveled for over four hundred years by pirates and explorers alike. Most travelers for the last one hundred years have had one overwhelming motive for visiting the islands: to find one of three treasurs legends say are buried on the island.

  • This Discovery Channel production interrogates myths that have long inhabited popular culture. The Island of Juan Fernandez was first made famous by Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on the island for four years and four days. His experience led Daniel Defoe to write Robinson Crusoe, only one of the many tales and legends to have arisen from this mysterious land of castaways.

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