A timeless childhood adventure, Arthur Ransome's Swallows And Amazons is back on the big screen for a second time this summer.
Set in the summer of 1929 in the Lake District, the story finds the Walker children (John, Susan, Titty – now called Tatty – and Roger) staying at a farm in the Lake District, during the school holidays. They sail a borrowed dinghy named Swallow and meet the Blackett children (Nancy and Peggy), who sail a dinghy named Amazon. The Walkers camp on an island in the lake while the Blacketts live in their house nearby. But there is a menace at large. A dark presence on the island – the Blacketts' uncle James Turner, also known as Captain Flint – tests their skills of survival and the value of friendship, and prepare them for the dangers of the adult world.
The Walker and Blackett children will be played by Dane Hughes, Orla Hill, Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, Bobby McCulloch, Seren Hawkes and Hannah Jayne Thorp, with Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones), Jessica Hynes (Son Of Rambow), Rafe Spall (Prometheus), Kelly Macdonald (No Country For Old Men) and Harry Enfield (Kevin & Perry Go Large) making up the adult ensemble.
Swallows And Amazons sails into UK cinemas on 19 August.