Captain James Cook (1987)

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Based on Captain James Cook's three voyages. It was on his first voyage, in 1770 (while in the South Pacific region to observe the transit of Venus), that Captain Cook discovered the east ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Keith Michell ...
 Cook (4 episodes, 1988)
John Gregg ...
 Banks (4 episodes, 1988)
Erich Hallhuber ...
 Lt. Gore (4 episodes, 1988)
Jacques Penot ...
 Clerke (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Gibson (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Elizabeth (4 episodes, 1988)
Xabier Elorriaga ...
 Sandwich (4 episodes, 1988)
Titaine Bourne ...
 Parita (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Hawke (3 episodes, 1988)
Benjamin Franklin ...
 Dalrymple (3 episodes, 1988)
Louise Kimitete ...
 Queen Oberea (3 episodes, 1988)
Tavana ...
 Owhaa (3 episodes, 1988)
...
 Perry (3 episodes, 1988)
Maurice Risch ...
 Monkhouse (2 episodes, 1988)
Noel Trevarthen ...
 Palliser (2 episodes, 1988)
Rhys McConnochie ...
 King George (2 episodes, 1988)
Barry Quin ...
 Lt. Hicks (2 episodes, 1988)
Peter Carroll ...
 Solander (2 episodes, 1988)
John Dicks ...
 Green (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Wilkinson (2 episodes, 1988)
Isadore Hiro ...
 King Tu (2 episodes, 1988)
Nigel Devenport ...
 Jeffs (2 episodes, 1988)
Emil Minty ...
 Young Nick (2 episodes, 1988)
Les Foxcroft ...
 Old Salt (2 episodes, 1988)
Robin Martin ...
 Parkinson (2 episodes, 1988)
Chris Cummings ...
 Webb (2 episodes, 1988)
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Based on Captain James Cook's three voyages. It was on his first voyage, in 1770 (while in the South Pacific region to observe the transit of Venus), that Captain Cook discovered the east coast of Australia. He later recommended Australia as a future British colony. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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16 April 1988 (UK)  »

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The HMS Bounty featured in the series is a replica originally built for The Bounty (1984). It has been featured often in movies and TV, and is now anchored at Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, where it serves as a tourist attraction and event venue. See more »

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Aged nicely
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I haven't seen this in a while and was pleasantly surprised to find out it aired over the past few days. To my joy, it turns out that the series - remarkable at first sight - has aged wonderfully: the low-keyed, yet intensive enthusiasm is still there, as are some particularly beautiful sights of the ships in all sort of situations. The cramped, tense atmosphere aboard a ship and life and times in the Royal Marine are shown convincingly (I remember seeing years ago Master and Commander and thinking how much of that film seemed to have been inspired by this series) - and the acting is quite outstanding, Keith Mitchell and Jacques Penot coming to mind first, but certainly not being the only ones to have made a lasting impression.

The Arctic regions could have used better effects and the South Sea, New Zeeland etc. could certainly have offered some more outstanding locations, but that is really just a very minor complaint.


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