To the Ends of the Earth (2005)

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In 1812, young British aristocrat Edmund Talbot travels by ship to Australia, and learns more about himself and about life than he had ever bargained for.

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Series cast summary:
 Edmund Talbot (3 episodes, 2005)
 Captain Anderson (3 episodes, 2005)
 1st Lieutenant Summers (3 episodes, 2005)
 Mr. Brocklebank (3 episodes, 2005)
 Miss Granham (3 episodes, 2005)
 Mr. Bowles (3 episodes, 2005)
Vanessa Pike ...
 Mrs. Pike (3 episodes, 2005)
Jonathan Slinger ...
 Mr. Pike (3 episodes, 2005)
 Lieutenant Cumbersham (3 episodes, 2005)
 Mr. Prettiman (3 episodes, 2005)
Chris Walker ...
 Oldmeadow (3 episodes, 2005)
Denise Black ...
 Mrs. Brocklebank (3 episodes, 2005)
Paula Jennings ...
 Zenobia (3 episodes, 2005)
Brian Pettifer ...
 Wheeler (3 episodes, 2005)
Thomas-James Fisher ...
 Askew (3 episodes, 2005)
Daniel Evans ...
 Parson Colley (3 episodes, 2005)
 Bates (3 episodes, 2005)
Calum Callaghan ...
 Willis (3 episodes, 2005)
Adam Woolf ...
 Phillips (3 episodes, 2005)
Jonathan Pienaar ...
 Smiles (3 episodes, 2005)
Kirsty Motzouris ...
 Phoebe Pike (3 episodes, 2005)
Kelly Motzouris ...
 Annibel Pike (3 episodes, 2005)
Daniel Newman ...
 Gibbs (3 episodes, 2005)
Danelle Drury ...
 Mrs. East (3 episodes, 2005)
Damon Berry ...
 Mr. East (3 episodes, 2005)
Lionel Newton ...
 Jones (3 episodes, 2005)
 Lieutenant Deverel (2 episodes, 2005)
Niall Macgregor ...
 Lieutenant Benét (2 episodes, 2005)
 Billy Rogers (2 episodes, 2005)
 Marion Chumley (2 episodes, 2005)


In the early 1800s young Edmund Talbot travels on a not too sea-worthy ship to New South Wales to take up a post with its governor. He keeps a journal, recording his impressions of crew and passengers. He gets on well with the Captain, Anderson, an amateur botanist who grows plants in his cabin, but, due to a social gaffe, well-meaning young parson Colley falls foul of the captain, later getting drunk and having gay sex with crew members. Despite Edmund's efforts to broker an understanding he remains in his cabin, where he literally wastes away. Edmund has a sexual encounter with the comely Zenobia, travelling with her parents, but he comes to realize that they are not related at all, merely a sexual threesome. Miss Granham, travelling to take up the job of a governess, falls for the older Mr. Prettiman, whom Edmund despises as a free-thinker, though they eventually reconcile. Prettiman is badly injured in a fall and Miss Granham agrees to marry him immediately, with flowers provided ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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An Epic Journey of Self Discovery




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6 July 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Os tin akri tis Gis  »

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The blue striped cotton day dress Victoria Hamilton (Miss Granham) wears is the same costume worn by Kate Beckinsale (Emma Woodhouse) while telling Mr. Knightley about Harriet's reply to Mr. Martin in Emma (1996), by Julie Cox (Annabella Milbanke) while writing to Byron in Byron (2003), and by Amanda Lawrence (Poyner) while working for the Meagleses in Little Dorrit (2008). See more »


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Edmund Talbot: Good God!
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27 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

To The Ends of the Earth is truly incredible. I watched it having been so impressed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the brilliant Sherlock. And he doesn't disappoint here, in fact once again in a performance wider in range perhaps than Sherlock he is amazing, as are the support actors. And it does help that the characters are well developed and that you care for them.

To The Ends of the Earth also has some wonderful production values. You can never go wrong with luscious photography, gorgeous scenery and settings and sumptuous costumes, with a period detail so evocative you feel you are there living the moment(the first series I've seen do that since The Crimson Petal and the White). To The Ends of the Earth has all of this, and also a music score that is beautiful, haunting and rousing and never undermines or overshadows the drama/action.

The story is rich, narrative-wise and thematically and always absorbing, and the dialogue intelligent and thoughtful while never feeling stilted. Overall, it is incredible and a must see. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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