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)
Jamie Sives ...
 1st Lieutenant Summers (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Mr. Brocklebank (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Miss Granham (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Mr. Bowles (3 episodes, 2005)
Vanessa Pike ...
 Mrs. Pike (3 episodes, 2005)
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 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)
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 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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Os tin akri tis Gis  »

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The pale green gown with pink trim Paula Jennings (Zenobia) wears for Sunday services is the same gown Frances Grey (Amelia Sedley) wears in Vanity Fair (1998), and Christina Cole (Mrs. Elton) wears at dinner in Emma (2009). See more »

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At the end of the series when Edmund is on the dock looking out at the small boats, the same slender blond girl wearing a tan blouse passes behind him twice, from left to right, in a few seconds. See more »

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[repeated line]
Edmund Talbot: Good God!
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Lord, Whom Winds and Waves Obey
Lyrics by Charles Wesley
Music by Johann R. Ahle
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First Part of a Period comedy/drama
14 July 2005 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I saw the second part of this beautiful period piece set on a ship sometime in the 19th century. Golding's book must be responsible for some of the superb dialogue but everything else was good too! I especially liked the way they created the period and feeling of being on the ship so well. For me this had a feeling of completeness about it which I know I won't be able to convey in words... Perhaps it was the way they mixed in technical and historical details about sailing in the eighteen hundreds to the story without messing it up. Benedict Cumberbatch was excellent, as was the rest of the cast. It's not often a mini-series sends me to the "zone", but this one did.


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