Jack Holborn (1982)

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Jack Holborn is 13-year-old orphan in the 1800's that wants to get a job on a sailship to avoid foster homes. He is hired by Captain Sharingham, and they set sail. Jack was found on the ... See full summary »

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Patrick Bach ...
 Jack Holborn (6 episodes, 1982)
Matthias Habich ...
 Captain & Lord Sharingham / ... (6 episodes, 1982)
Andreas Mannkopff ...
 Vronsky (5 episodes, 1982)
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 Trumpet (4 episodes, 1982)
Terence Cooper ...
 Morris (4 episodes, 1982)
Patrick Smyth ...
 Admiral (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Hafenmeister / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
Patricia James ...
 Lady Myra (3 episodes, 1982)
Jeremy Stephens ...
 Pobjoy (3 episodes, 1982)
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Jack Holborn is 13-year-old orphan in the 1800's that wants to get a job on a sailship to avoid foster homes. He is hired by Captain Sharingham, and they set sail. Jack was found on the steps of the Holborn catholic church in London, when he was a baby. He was wearing a leather arm band with the name "Jack" on it. The nuns therefore called him Jack Holborn. At the sight of Jack's arm band, the captain reveals that the band looks familiar, but he won't tell Jack what he knows. The captain is now reluctant to keep him. Jack is desperately seeking answers, and is not about to let the Captain off the hook. The Captain also has a twin brother who works as a judge. The two brothers hate each other, mostly because of the captain's piracy side business. Jack sneaks onboard the Captain's ship "Charming Molly", and the journey begins. A journey that consists of piracy, traveling through swamps, and slavery in Bombay. Jack will find his answers, but the road there is long. Written by Annie Gravdal

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Rare gem
27 July 2004 | by (Luton, England) – See all my reviews

They don't make children's series like this anymore and they might never again. It's a truly international production filmed on location in New Zealand and former Yugoslavia as a 5 hour movie split into 12 parts. There's a great plot with mystery, betrayal, mistaken identity, friendship and the odd bit of swashbuckling here and there. You see it all through the eyes of orphan Jack Holborn, nicely played by Patrick Bach as a kind-hearted boy who wins over everyone he meets with his honesty and bravery. It's not watered down like most kids series and despite the drawbacks of dubbing it still comes across as pretty real on the human level even 20 years on (recent French DVD release). The final moment never fails to bring a lump to my throat. Just terrific from start to finish.


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