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Episode 2

2 / 2. By Patrick O'Brian. Jack Aubrey is pursued through the South Atlantic by a powerful Dutch warship whose 74 guns threaten to blow HMS Leopard out of the water. As the Leopard tries to out-run the enemy, Jack and Stephen have to contend with a fever that lays waste to the crew and an unexpected childbirth. A confrontation with the Dutch ship leaves Jack seriously wounded - and a dangerous situation turns to disaster when his first officer takes command and runs the Leopard into an iceberg. Dramatised by Roger Danes.

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 3 Aug 2013 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Jack AubreyDavid Robb
Stephen MaturinRichard Dillane
Louisa WoganTeresa Gallagher
Michael HerapathSamuel Barnett
Barratt BondenSam Dale
Preserved KillickJon Glover
Lt GrantJonathan Tafler
ByronNick Underwood
Jedediah WilbeyGerard McDermott
Josiah PlaiceLloyd Thomas
Sir Joseph BlaineMichael Bertenshaw
DirectorBruce Young
ProducerBruce Young
AdaptorRoger Danes
WriterPatrick O'Brian

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