When the Famous Five are asked to look after Wilfred, a lonely orphan with a magical ability to communicate with animals, they have no idea of what exciting adventures lie in store. Wilfred is determined to investigate rumours of dastardly deeds at a supposed animal 'sanctuary' on the mysterious Whispering Island. He sets off to investigate with four-footed Famous Five member Tim the dog, and the rest of the gang are not far behind. But will they be in time to save the day? In this second splendid 'Famous Five' cliffhanger adventure from the Children's Film Foundation, villainous gamekeepers, perilous cliffs, secret passages, hidden treasure, buns and cocoa await the Kirrin cousins as they join forces with animal-loving Wilfred to explore the mysteries of eerie Whispering Island.