Shipwrecked was a British reality television programme that aired on Channel 4's now defunct youth programming brand, T4 between 2000 and 2012. The original version ran for three series from 9 January 2000 to 19 December 2001 and was constructed as a social experiment, without a competitive format or prize.
The programme returned for four series from 8 January 2006 to 10 May 2009 in a new format, as Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands. It featured two teams competing with each other for new members, with the largest team winning a cash prize at the end.
The show's final series began on 23 October 2011 on E4, entitled Shipwrecked: The Island. On 22 May 2018, Channel 4 confirmed that the series would return on E4 with filming taking place in the summer.
The first six castaways are dropped onto a deserted island, their new home for the next 15 weeks, while the remaining six castaways arrive on the other side of the island the following day. An eventful week ends with a much anticipated beach party, but a shock anouncement leaves the contestants feeling that their future on the island is far from certain.
After being led to believe they were going home, James and Char are taken to another island where they meet survival expert Nick. After spending time on the the other island, the harsh reality of this island starts to hit home.
With the first beach party now over the two teams have to deal with the shocking news. With new arrivals imminent, the two tribes take different approaches to enticing their guests.
After a week on the island the trio are beginning to settle in and have become a tight group. So after the twist from the beach party, what will that mean for them?
Another two arrivals join the tribes and after last week's shock that only one can stay, both try hard to make sure it's them. Elsewhere, former best friends Danny and Tom are starting to miss each other.
Three becomes four as the latest reject from the main islands gets the shock that they aren't going home. Sarah is feeling left out and to top it off, she's annoying her fellow islanders by eating too much food.
With the new format still not settling in, the latest new arrivals have to quickly deal with the news that one of them will be going home, and Tom wants to find a way of rejoining his friend, Danny.
Sarah is pushed further to the outside with another new arrival, with her feeling more left out she begins to doubt whether she wants to stick out the full three months.
With the Sharks still gaining in members, including one of the opposition, with the Tigers continue to use their new tactics of attracting new members? With Tom knowing about the plan he can now inform his new team and they can decide whether or not to take up the same tactic. On the other island, the islanders start building to entice new arricals to their island.
With Sarah still finding life on the third island hard going, the others try to get her to stay although another problem arises with the latest new arrival.
The new arrivals don't know what they are in for this week as the two teams are literally at war over the Tiger's dirty tactics. After being informed what they are like, the new arrivals don't really want to spend three days on Tiger Island.
The tough nature of their island is beginning to put a downer on everyone's spirits so aren't enthused about meeting a new arrival. Also, they are running low on food so desperate times call for desperate measures...
The Sharks are fuming over the continued use of dirty tactics by the Tigers. Both new arrivals are treated to their own special event in order to attract them to one island or the other. Will they both be able to agree on the same island?
The third island is given a boost by an enthusiatic new arrival and after having a great week the future is looking much brighter for the islanders.
After making a pact that they will try not to split their decision, they both feel that they fit in better on seperate islands. Will they be able to make a joint descision without someone compromising too much?
With another new member set to rock the island, Nick isn't happen with what's happening with each arrival of an evictee not and them wanting to be on their island. With the island split, will they be able to come together and form one happy family?
The competitive nature of the tribes is once again brought to light with this season's first pontoon race. Who will emerge victorious and who will be left trailing in last place? Elsewhere both islanders once again have to make a joint descision but with both islands appealing to one or the other, which way will they go?