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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 Edmund Talbot (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Captain Anderson (3 episodes, 2005)
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 1st Lieutenant Summers (3 episodes, 2005)
Richard McCabe ...
 Mr. Brocklebank (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Miss Granham (3 episodes, 2005)
Tim Delap ...
 Mr. Bowles (3 episodes, 2005)
Vanessa Pike ...
 Mrs. Pike (3 episodes, 2005)
Jonathan Slinger ...
 Mr. Pike (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Lieutenant Cumbersham (3 episodes, 2005)
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 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)
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 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)
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 Lieutenant Deverel (2 episodes, 2005)
Niall Macgregor ...
 Lieutenant Benét (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Billy Rogers (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Marion Chumley (2 episodes, 2005)
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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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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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To The Ends of The Earth - ON THE MAYFLOWER?!?!
27 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Am I the only one to notice that the "realism" of the 19th century ship is erroneous. Actually it's a 15th century, right around 1620 if memory serves me, because the "realistic" ship in the movie is the Mayflower, now as far as I know the Mayflower NEVER went to Australia or even attempted a voyage to Australia. I don't know who handled R&D for this film, but using the Mayflower and hoping that no one will notice is a poor job indeed.

They even printed it on the cover art and the DVD. I wonder how may other people noticed this little blunder? Not to mention that the movie itself was just plain awful, I would have expected better from Sam Neill.


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