Laurie Lee - I Call Me Adam

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The story of the fugitive crewmen of The Bounty, as they try to create a new life on the island of Pitcairn. Stars Ralph Truman.

A bloodthirsty take on what happened to Fletcher Christian and the crew after the mutiny. Lee even penned a 'foreword' for the drama, explaining: "I had always wanted to write a play of this story, but not as a history of Pitcairn. What I've tried to do here is to adapt the legend - which reads like some primitive saga - and to extend the theme in more general terms, to make it anywhere, anytime."

First broadcast on the BBC Third Programme in 1959.

The fugitive crewmen of the Bounty, as they create a new life on the island of Pitcairn.

4 Extra Debut. The story of the fugitive crewmen of the Bounty, as they try to create a new life on the island of Pitcairn. Stars Ralph Truman.