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Westwind (TV series)

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Westwind
GenreChildren's, adventure
Created by
  • Richard M. Bluel
  • William P. D'Angelo
Written by
  • Richard M. Bluel
  • William P. D'Angelo
Directed byChristian Nyby
Starring
Theme music composerRichard LaSalle
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
ProducerWilliam P. D'Angelo
Running time30 min
Production companyWilliam P. D'Angelo Productions
DistributorNBC
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor, 35 mm film
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 6 (1975-09-06) –
November 29, 1975 (1975-11-29)

Westwind is a 1975-1976 young adult television action drama on the NBC Saturday morning line up. The show chronicled the adventures of the Andrews family as they sailed the ocean on their yacht.[1] It ran for one season with a total of 13 episodes produced.

Premise

The show was named for the twin masted yacht, Westwind. The plot of the show concentrated on a scientist/photographer couple and their two teenage children sailing around the islands of the Pacific, finding danger and adventure.[2]

Cast

The cast included:[3]

John Carradine appeared in two episodes as Captain Hooks.

Production

The show was known for its lush photography on land and underwater by Lamar Borem. Borem was the photographer for the television series Flipper. The show was filmed in Hawaii and its introduction was narrated by voice actor Paul Frees. The show was produced by William P. D'Angelo Productions, who were responsible for another NBC live-action children's drama, Run, Joe, Run. The show did moderately well in terms of ratings but was canceled because of high production costs as compared to the standard production cost of the other Saturday morning shows.

Network censors demanded that no cleavage should be shown by girls wearing bikinis. The show's producers added inserts to the bikini tops that ended up drawing more attention to the girls' chests.[citation needed]

Episodes

No.TitleOriginal air date [4]
1"Shark"September 6, 1975 (1975-09-06)
2"The Menehunes"September 13, 1975 (1975-09-13)
3"Terror Beach"September 20, 1975 (1975-09-20)
4"Killer Kahuna"September 27, 1975 (1975-09-27)
5"Captain Hooks and The Crooks"October 4, 1975 (1975-10-04)
6"The Sea Jackals"October 11, 1975 (1975-10-11)
7"Tutu Kane and the Shark God"October 18, 1975 (1975-10-18)
8"The Deadly Photo"October 25, 1975 (1975-10-25)
9"Web of Mystery"November 1, 1975 (1975-11-01)
10"The Night Marchers"November 8, 1975 (1975-11-08)
11"The Sea Snakes"November 15, 1975 (1975-11-15)
12"Captain Hooks and the Aborigines"November 22, 1975 (1975-11-22)
13"Ransom at Makena Bay"November 29, 1975 (1975-11-29)

References

  1. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1997). The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television. Watson-Guptill Publications. p. 458. ISBN 978-0823083152. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  2. ^ TV Guide Guide to TV. Barnes and Noble. 2004. pp. 688. ISBN 0-7607-5634-1.
  3. ^ Woolery, George W. (1985). Children's Television: The First Thirty-Five Years, 1946-1981, Part II: Live, Film, and Tape Series. The Scarecrow Press. pp. 553–554. ISBN 0-8108-1651-2.
  4. ^ Westwind at Episodate.com

External links

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