Once upon a time in the 1970s, some enterprising Australians decided to make a really, really rubbish children's television programme. They called it The Lost Islands. If it was so bad why have we devoted a page to it? Maybe because it's so bad it's gone past bad and come back to good. See for yourself. Here are the opening credits:
The Lost Islands - Opening Credits Lyrics
There once was a wealthy man who had a wonderful idea,
To bring children from all places, with all kinds of faces,
Together into a sailing ship, there were forty boys and girls.
They would sail their ship around the globe so they called it the United World.
The ship was just three weeks from shore when a hurricane bore down,
The waves were big as mountains, they felt they would surely drown.
They jumped into the lifeboats and rowed away from the wreck.
They didn't count them, they hadn't time, five children were left behind.
The children fought the storm all night and finally fell asleep.
They didn't realise the ship had been blown across the reef,
into the lost islands.
But hiding in the bushes were a watchful pair of eyes.
And living in the valley were people lost in time,
Ruled over by a tyrant whose face was in a mask.
The children must defeat him so they can escape at last,
From the lost islands, the lost islands.
And if you enjoyed them, here are the closing credits.
The Lost Islands - Closing Credits Lyrics
So Tony, Mark and David, Anna and Su Ying,
Are left there on the island. Who knows what could begin.
Adventure lies before them, danger lies behind.
And as they go on searching what new troubles will they find?