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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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Opening music from Spartacus Suite
Written by Aram Khachaturyan (as Khachaturian)
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Wonderful Hidden Gem
31 May 2006 | by (Fort Smith,AR) – See all my reviews

I just discovered The Onedin Line,I ordered both DVD sets.I was totally hooked through each episode.The casting was perfect,and the acting was great.When I got to last episode I wanted to see more.I was delighted to see it ran for eight season.I was then very let down to find out the rest of the show is not available in the United States.I can only hope the rest of the series will be available in the future.I would definitely purchase the complete series if it were released.I would have rated this series a 10 if the picture quality was improved.The picture quality isn't too bad considering it was made in the early 70's.Anyone who loves British TV,history,and sea/ship dramas will not want to miss this.


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