The Onedin Line (1971–1980)

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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

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Peter Gilmore ...
 James Onedin / ... (91 episodes, 1971-1980)
Jessica Benton ...
 Elizabeth Frazer / ... (91 episodes, 1971-1980)
Howard Lang ...
 Captain Baines / ... (91 episodes, 1971-1980)
Mary Webster ...
 Sarah Onedin (53 episodes, 1971-1979)
Brian Rawlinson ...
 Robert Onedin (41 episodes, 1971-1978)
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James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started in Liverpool of the 1860s. Written by Jim Burke <burkeji@forfas.ie>

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The show was praised for its locations and use of genuine historical vessels. Along with day-to-day drama, romance, and business dealings, the series also tackled social and economic issues of the time, such as slavery. See more »


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A "Must See' for history buffs
9 September 2003 | by (Melbourne , Australia) – See all my reviews

I've always been of the opinion that the 1960s and 70s was the golden era of English cinema and television.

"The Onedin Line" was an 'all class act'. There was nothing slip-shod about this fine production. Being a keen history buff, it was always high on my list of viewing options. Indeed, the show enjoyed considerable popularity here in Australia because it regularly featured Australian references in its story lines.

The choice of Peter Gilmore in the title role of James Onedin could only be described as 'ínspired'.

Some aspects of this series are probably a bit dated now but I recently watched a few episodes for the first time in many years and got a lot of pleasure out of seeing it again.

A 'must see' for lovers of history.


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