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Series cast summary:
Oliver Tobias ...  Jack Vincent 12 episodes, 1987
Marshall Napier ...  Mason / ... 12 episodes, 1987
Peter Hambleton ...  Pat / ... 12 episodes, 1987
Temuera Morrison ...  Maru 11 episodes, 1987
Paul Gittins Paul Gittins ...  Anderson / ... 11 episodes, 1987
Peter Bland ...  Towers 9 episodes, 1987
Peter Chin Peter Chin ...  Li 9 episodes, 1987
Norman Forsey Norman Forsey ...  Flack 7 episodes, 1987
Carl Bland Carl Bland ...  Hoskins / ... 6 episodes, 1987
Matthew Evans Matthew Evans ...  Tressler / ... 6 episodes, 1987
Norman Fairley ...  Anderson's Men / ... 5 episodes, 1987
Peter Green Peter Green ...  Anderson's Men / ... 5 episodes, 1987


Jack Vincent, an aristocrat forced by circumstances to become a smuggler, is caught and transported on the IIMS Success to a penal colony on Norfolk Island, off the New Zealand coast. Unhappily for Vincent, the ship's captain is none other than his brother-in-law, Lt.Harry Anderson. The two men have quarreled violently in the past over Anderson's treatment of Vincent's sister, and now Anderson subjects him to particularly harsh and humiliating treatment. Vincent stages a successful mutiny, casting Anderson and those loyal to him adrift, and plans to sail to America. When the Success is shipwrecked, Vincent is one of three survivors; but Anderson also survives the storm, and vows to pursue Vincent until he sees him hanged at Execution Dock. So begins a fight for survival for Vincent and his crew, complete with hostile natives, unscrupulous sea-traders, crazed prophets and buried treasure...Oliver Tobias (Arthur of the Britons) plays Jack Vincent in this popular sequel to Smuggler. ...

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23 July 1987 (UK) See more »

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