Touch the Sun: Peter and Pompey

Australia, 1988

TV show

Peter, Margaret and Wayne discover a Roman boat in a cave that contains the manuscript of young Pompey. The discovery changes the tiny little town of Gamma into a brash, hyped-up tourist centre. The children also find that their lives change too - and they don’t like what is happening. The manuscript found in the boat reveals that the boat is cursed and, until the boat is destroyed it will continue to curse anyone who comes into contact with it. The children decide that in order to save Gamma they must finally carry out the drastic act of destroying the boat.

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Credits

director

Michael Carson

producer

Margot McDonald

production company

Australian Children's Television Foundation

Language

English

Duration

01:35:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34979

Audience classifications

G

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - Australia

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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