Hornblower

 

Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Jamie Bamber, Paul Copley, Sean Gilder, Jonathan Coy, Simon Sherlock, Chris Barnes, Colin MacLachlan, Paul McGann, Philip Glenister, Julia Sawalha, David Warner

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  • Air Dates: 1998 - 2003

Premise:

Based on C.S. Forester's classic novels. Joining the British Royal Navy at the outset of the Napoleonic Wars, the enterprising Horatio Hornblower rises quickly from raw recruit to seasoned sailor, charting a course from the West Indies to the coast of Africa in the name of the Crown. Along the way he encounters roiling sea battles, mutiny, plague and love, but always proves himself equal to the task.