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Episode 1

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 21 July 2013

1 / 2. By Patrick O'Brian. August, 1811. Jack Aubrey sets sail for Australia in his new command, HMS Leopard. His mission - to transport a group of convicts to Botany Bay, including a woman, Louisa Wogan, who has been spying for the Americans. Stephen Maturin joins Jack once again as ship's surgeon - but his real mission is to watch Mrs Wogan. When a fever breaks out among the prisoners and crew, Jack decides to head for Recife - but he is pursued through the South Atlantic by a powerful Dutch warship. Dramatised by Roger Danes.

Other parts played by the cast.
Producer/director: Bruce Young.

Credits

Jack Aubrey
David Robb
Stephen Maturin
Richard Dillane
Louisa Wogan
Teresa Gallagher
Michael Herapath
Samuel Barnett
Lt Pullings
David Holt
Barratt Bonden
Sam Dale
Preserved Killick
Jon Glover
Lt Grant
Jonathan Tafler
Byron
Nick Underwood
Sir Joseph Blaine
Michael Bertenshaw
Peggy Barnes
Hannah Wood
Josiah Plaice
Lloyd Thomas
Director
Bruce Young
Producer
Bruce Young
Adaptor
Roger Danes
Writer
Patrick O'Brian

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