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)
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 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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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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1 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

We feel the anticipation and excitement of sailing into the unknown with James Cook in the Endeavour to pioneer sea routes around the globe. We share the highs and lows with captain and crew as the adventure takes one turn after another. At the same time we gain insight into Cook, the man, as to what drives his ambition and the subsequent cost to himself and his loved ones.

I was glued to the screen when this first came out, just as I was to "Shogun". These productions share several things in common: high calibre acting, in depth research with accurate portrayal of historical detail and a great sense of adventure.

I'm currently looking for this on DVD but it is nowhere to be found - come on Amazon!


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