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The Prince of Atlantis
Genre Action/Adventure
Science fiction
Created by Jacques Peyrache
Written by Chris Trengove
Dennys McCoy
Pamela Hickey
Jean-Francois Henry
Henry Steiman
Directed by Patrick Clerc
Starring Tom Clarke-Hill
Victor Spinetti
Eric Meyers
Bill Zorn (actor)
Regine Candler
Tom Eastwood
Gary Shelford
Lorraine Parsloe
Sally Low-Hurry
Music by Mark Russell
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Executive producer(s) Theresa Plummer-Andrews
Rolf Ernst
Producer(s) Mike Young
Running time 30 min.
Production company(s) Ravensburger Film + TV
Original network BBC1
The Children's Channel
RTÉ2 (Ireland)
TV2 (New Zealand)
8TV (Malaysia)
Channel 5 (Singapore)
M-Net (South Africa)
Canal 5 (Mexico)
SRF zwei (Switzerland)
Nickelodeon (Germany)
ProSieben (Germany)
Anixe (Germany)
ORF eins (Germany)
Junior (Germany)
Das Vierte (Germany)
YFE TV (Germany)
K-Toon (Germany)
BFBS (British Armed Forces)
SSVC Television (British Armed Forces)
Bahrain Channel 55 (Bahrain)
Sjónvarpið (Iceland)
Original release 7 January (1997-01-07) – 10 September 1997 (1997-09-10)

The Prince of Atlantis is a British children's Traditional-CGI animated television series about a group of underwater creatures who protect the oceans.


It premiered on the BBC as part of their children's block CBBC and originally aired from 7 January to 1 April 1997 and later for further more episodes from 25 June to 10 September of the same year running for only 26 episodes. After the series was cancelled, it continued to air on the BBC until 2003. It also later aired on The Children's Channel on cable television and was broadcast in several countries worldwide such as TV2 in New Zealand, SRF zwei in Germany as well as various other German channels such as Nickelodeon, ProSieben, Junior and ORF eins, 8TV (originally called MetroVision) in Malaysia, Bahrain Channel 55 in Bahrain, Channel 5 in Singapore, Sjónvarpið in Iceland, M-Net in South Africa with the series being shown on their programming block for children called K-T.V., Canal 5 in Mexico and RTÉ2 in the Republic of Ireland as part of their children's block The Den and on military television on BFBS and its former network SSVC being shown on both of their children's wrapper programmes Room 785 and Children's SSVC in some countries such as Germany and the Falkland Islands.


In the heart of the ocean, in the mysterious waters of the Bermuda Triangle, is a beautiful city built by the legendary people of Atlantis. Its sole inhabitant is a child, the prince Akata, the last of the Atlanteans. With him in the underwater city lies all the knowledge, technology and the extraordinary powers accumulated by the people for 5000 years. But modern technologies threaten the city: men with sophisticated machinery plumb the depths of the ocean in order to extract its riches. Akata, with the help of the hologram of his master, Shum, and the ray-like mermaid Oya, must protect the Atlantean heritage, particularly the Blue Ray, from falling into the wrong hands.


In July 2002 the series was the most watched programme on CBBC that week, with 70,000 viewers.


# Episode Name Original air date
01 "A New Life" 7 January 1997 (1997-01-07)
02 "The Spirits of the Ancestors" 14 January 1997 (1997-01-14)
03 "Caphira One" 21 January 1997 (1997-01-21)
04 "The Two Faced Traitor" 28 January 1997 (1997-01-28)
05 "The Curse of the Crystal Tombs" 4 February 1997 (1997-02-04)
06 "The Big Fin" 18 February 1997 (1997-02-18)
07 "The Demons of the Glacier" 25 February 1997 (1997-02-25)
08 "Dagon's Anger" 4 March 1997 (1997-03-04)
09 "Journey to the Stars" 11 March 1997 (1997-03-11)
10 "The Visitors" 18 March 1997 (1997-03-18)
11 "King of the Headwaters" 25 March 1997 (1997-03-25)
12 "Countdown to Doomsday" 1 April 1997 (1997-04-01)
13 "Mirror of Dreams" 25 June 1997 (1997-06-25)
14 "Disappearing Seas" 9 July 1997 (1997-07-09)
15 "Leviathan" 11 July 1997 (1997-07-11)
16 "Fountain of Life" 16 July 1997 (1997-07-16)
17 "The Return of Captain Baha" 23 July 1997 (1997-07-23)
18 "Hot Water" 30 July 1997 (1997-07-30)
19 "Ghost Ship" 6 August 1997 (1997-08-06)
20 "A Heavy Metal" 8 August 1997 (1997-08-08)
21 "The Dark Knight" 13 August 1997 (1997-08-13)
22 "Revolt of the Machines" 20 August 1997 (1997-08-20)
23 "Toxic Timebomb" 27 August 1997 (1997-08-27)
24 "Life of a Friend" 29 August 1997 (1997-08-29)
25 "Checkmate" 3 September 1997 (1997-09-03)
26 "The Return of the Atlanteans" 10 September 1997 (1997-09-10)
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