Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery (2007– )

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This documentary tells the real story of the life & times of Captain James Cook; the greatest explorer in history who discovered Australia & New Zealand. His 3 great voyages of discovery ... See full summary »

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2007
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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 James Cook reenactment (4 episodes, 2007)
Bridget Bezanson ...
 Elizabeth Cook (4 episodes, 2007)
Vanessa Collingridge ...
 Herself (4 episodes, 2007)
Huw Lewis-Jones ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Lambert ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 2007)
Sophie Forgan ...
 Herself (4 episodes, 2007)
John Gascoigne ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 2007)
Samuel Laurie ...
 Young James Cook (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Captain Cook (4 episodes, 2007)
Cliff Thornton ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2007)
Robert Clancy ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2007)
Penelope Edmonds ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 2007)
Peter Stanley ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2007)
Jay Gallagher ...
 Joseph Banks (3 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Hunt ...
 Dr. Solander (3 episodes, 2007)
Victor Suthren ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Ray Williams ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Barney Tupara ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Gordon Kanakanui Kahawai Leslie ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
John Maynard ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Steve Cafferty ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Pulou Vaituutuu ...
 Tupaia (2 episodes, 2007)
Adam Crouch ...
 Joseph Banks (2 episodes, 2007)
Russell Healy
(2 episodes, 2007)
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This documentary tells the real story of the life & times of Captain James Cook; the greatest explorer in history who discovered Australia & New Zealand. His 3 great voyages of discovery pushed the borders of the British Empire to the ends of the Earth. Written by Joyce M

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a great disappointment
9 August 2009 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I was looking forward greatly to seeing this series, since Cook -- and even more so Banks -- have been central figures in my own research into the scientific discourse of the eighteenth century. Unfortunately, I gave up halfway through the first episode, due to the distasteful -- almost embarrassing -- style of the presenter, Vanessa Collingridge. She seems to be unable to make up her mind whether she's running a game show, presenting a soap-powder commercial, or trying to get a date with the cameraman (or the audience). Her high-pitched, breathless, girlish delivery, her perpetual flirtatious smile, her naively over-dramatic style, made at least this viewer very uncomfortable. They also deprive her of any authority -- which is a pity, since she probably knows quite a lot about her subject. All in all, a great disappointment.


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