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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Discover the man that discovered the world.
13 September 1998 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Peter Yeldham's "Captain James Cook" is notable in it's historical accuracy, beautiful cinematography and music. Keith Michell is well cast in the title role and portrays Cook as the humane and progressive British explorer that he was. While some dramatic license is taken in the interest of compressing the story for television, it is generally a faithful representation of Cook 's story. The supporting cast members portray actual historical figures and do so eloquently. John Gregg and Xabier Elorriaga are especially good in the roles of Joseph Banks and Lord Sandwich, respectively. This is one of TNT's better mini-series.


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