8 episodes

'Treasure Island: The Hunt for the Falcon Blanco' is the story of a 400-year-old mystery wrapped up in a modern day hunt for sunken Spanish Armada gold. Journalist Philip Boucher-Hayes investigates the claims of a group of divers to have found a wreck fifty years ago, before diving the site himself.

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'Treasure Island: The Hunt for the Falcon Blanco' is the story of a 400-year-old mystery wrapped up in a modern day hunt for sunken Spanish Armada gold. Journalist Philip Boucher-Hayes investigates the claims of a group of divers to have found a wreck fifty years ago, before diving the site himself.

    Ep 6 - Plot Twist

    Ep 6 - Plot Twist

    Several people who've heard rumours about the treasure turn up on Inishbofin as the dive expedition continues. A solution to the riddle of the diver's and boatman's conflicting stories. And a conclusion nobody saw coming.

    • 22 min
    Ep 5 - Full Fathom Fifteen

    Ep 5 - Full Fathom Fifteen

    Fifty years after the 1969 dive team say they found the Falcon Blanco we take to the water. The enormous scale of what is ahead reveals itself. A nasty shock about the origin of the cannonball.

    • 19 min
    TEASER - Ep 5

    TEASER - Ep 5

    Episode 5, 'Full Fathom Fifteen' will be published on Wednesday 14th August.

    • 1 min
    Ep 4 - The Gentleman Adventurer

    Ep 4 - The Gentleman Adventurer

    The only survivor of the Falcon Blanco tells his story. A commercial salvage operation hunts for the same wreck.

    • 20 min
    Ep 3 - Trust Nothing

    Ep 3 - Trust Nothing

    Confronting the divers with the boatman's version of the truth. Following all the leads so far to their logical end.

    • 23 min
    Ep 2 - They Found Something

    Ep 2 - They Found Something

    Disagreement among the four divers about what they did or did not find in 1969. The boatman who believes they hid the truth from him.

    • 21 min

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