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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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The castaway stumbled off a boat in Majuro after a 22-hour journey from isolated Ebon Atoll where he was found last week.
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In this series, one person will get the chance to join the existing group of castaways on the island.
The contestants include ex-addict Jason, from London, who kicked his 20-year habit two years ago and couldn't wait to tell the other castaways how he'd nearly died before seeing the light.
The castaways will explore the best ways to live in close quarters with people they may not have much in common with.
In Burbank, where firefighters had been reassigned after the Topanga Fire was subdued, the Castaways Fire was about 57 percent contained and officials hoped to have it fully contained by noon on Tuesday.