Movies & TV Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for movie and tv enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

TV show form the late 70s or early 80s. 20th century castaways are stranded on an Island. The natives are dressed in 18th c. Fashion (I remember cocked hats quite distinctly) and enslaved (or perhaps just obedient vassals) to a tyrannical (or maybe rather awe-inspiring) 'Q'. The said 'Q' plays chess.

share|improve this question
Any idea what country this TV show might have produced this? – iandotkelly Jun 2 '13 at 19:38
I used to watch it when I was a child in Spain, but it is definitely not a Spanish show. It can only haven been British or American. – Marcos Gonzalez Jun 2 '13 at 19:45
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Sound like The Lost Islands (Australia, 1976)

Some links:

There also some extracts at Youtube: Ep 1 - "Captured" (there are links to other episodes).

share|improve this answer
This answer alone justifies the existence of all stackexchange sites! For more than twenty years I have been searching for it. Thank you, thank you, thank you! – Marcos Gonzalez Jun 2 '13 at 20:02

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.