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Castaway

Arden, Enoch
shipwrecked sailor; lost for eleven years. [Br. Lit.: “Enoch Arden” in Benét, 316]
Bligh, Captain
commander of H.M.S. Bounty who was cast adrift by mutinous crew. [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
Byam, Roger
crew member of the Bounty cast onto South Sea island. [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
Crichton
resourceful butler who leads master and his family through difficulties on deserted island. [Br. Lit.: Admirable Crichton]
Crusoe, Robinson
shipwreck victim who lives on desert island with savage he names Friday. [Br. Lit.: Robinson Crusoe]
Gilligan’s Island
comedy about a party shipwrecked on a South Pacific island. [TV: Terrace, I, 312–313]
Gunn, Ben
marooned pirate, helps secure treasure hidden on island. [Br. Lit.: Treasure Island]
Lost in Space
family is shipwrecked in space. [TV: Terrace, II, 38–39]
Selkirk, Alexander
real-life prototype of Robinson Crusoe. [Br. Hist.: EB, IX: 45]
Smith, Cyrus
knowledgeable engineer makes life bearable for castaway party on deserted island. [Fr. Lit.: Mysterious Island]
Swiss Family Robinson
family shipwrecked on a deserted island. [Br. Lit.: Swiss Family Robinson]
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A Birmingham family of four who joined the BBC's Castaway 2000 programme are expected back in the city today after leaving the island of Taransay with just four months left of the year-long television project.
And Jeremy Mills appealed to other boat operators not to take Ray Bowyer, who left the show in March after a row with the other castaways, to Taransay in the Western Isles.
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ABBC spokeswoman said: "The feeling is that maybe Castaway needed to reach the audience in a different way.
"It's always interesting when people get on romantically," says Jeremy Mills, who created the original Castaway and heads up this new version.
The sun shone on Taransay for Tanya, 30, as she tied the knot with Paul Overton, one of the producers of the hit reality TV show, Castaway 2000, filmed over a year on the Outer Hebridean island.
Last week Mike was looking for work on the nearby Isle of Lewis and revealed he had been rejected for the follow-up series of Castaway.
Castaway has drawn up to eight million viewers who have tuned in to see how the volunteers have got on battling against the elements and coping with each other.
However, four programmes broadcast this week show how Gordon and Caslyn have gone from Castaway outcasts to desert island favourites.
The clash with a shocked mum was caught on film and will outrage viewers of the multi-million-pound series Castaway 2000.
At its peak, Castaway reached nine million viewers and 29 of the cast managed to stick it out to the end.
Executive producer Jeremy Mills said: "I'm delighted that we are able to return to Castaway. It really changed many of the people's lives for the better."