The Onedin Line - Series 1 (DVD)
Series one of the BBC's classic yarn of 19th century love and passion on the high seas. Ship's captain James Onedin has ambitions to one day run his own shipping line. He tries to gain the financial backing of his brother, Robert. Meanwhile, their sister Elizabeth must choose between her fianc Daniel and the doting shipbuilder's son, Mr Fraser. When the schooner Charlotte Rhodes comes up for auction, her owner, Ann Webster, makes James an offer of a partnership. Episodes comprise: 'the Wind Blows Free', 'Plain Sailing', 'Other Points of the Compass', 'High Price', 'Catch as Can', 'Salvage', 'Passage to Pernambuco', 'the Homecoming', 'When My Ship Comes Home', 'A Very Important Passenger', 'Mutiny', 'Cry of the Blackbird', 'Shadow of Doubt', 'Blockade' and 'Winner Take All'. Synopsis An exciting saga of ambitious men, tempestuous women and stormy seas. Set in England in the 1860s, when British naval strength was the envy of Europe, the series charts the fortunes of a clever and determined ship-owner whose private life is as stormy as the seas he sails. James Onedin (Peter Gilmore) is the son of a waterside shopkeeper who has died and left him with no inheritance. All James has is a legacy of 25 Francs and a shrewd business mind. Despite his scheming sister and her husband, who run a rival shipping line, he is resolute in his attempt to start a shipping company in this changing world. Onedin is ruthless but farsighted, and with steam a possibility for the future, he swiftly embarks on his rise from impoverished seaman to wealthy ship-owner and founder of The Onedin Line. Episodes include "The Wing Blows FreePlain SailingOther Points of the CompassHigh PriceCatch as CanSalvageWhen my Ship Comes InA Very Important PassengerMutinyCry of the BlackbirdShadow of DoubtBlockade" and "Winner Take All"
Running Time: 750 minutes
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Release Date: 16/04/2007
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