On holiday with his parents in the Caribbean, young David is horrified when local fishermen haul a turtle that they have netted up onto the beach with a view to its being exhibited in a pool at the hotel where he is staying with his parents. David's father buys the turtle so that it can be released back into the sea and David, who, according to his parents, can 'talk' to animals, soothes the frightened creature. Next morning both David and the turtle have disappeared out to sea and an air search fails to find them, though there are sightings of a triumphant boy riding on a giant turtle's back. Written by
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Did You Know?
For this episode, Ron Grainer
's famous title music was played by a steel band over the end-credits, linking in with the episode's Caribbean setting. See more