Ioan Gruffudd

In the late 1990's a new series based on the Hornblower novels of C.S. Forester was screened.  They starred Ioan Gruffudd as Horatio Hornblower, Robert Lindsay as Sir Edward Pellew and Paul McGann as Bush.

Hornblower: The Even Chance

Hornblower: The Even Chance

(aka "Horatio Hornblower: The Duel")

This episode was released in 1998, directed by Andrew Grieve with a screenplay by Russell Lewis.

Plot: Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications. 

Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant

Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant

(aka "Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship")

This episode was released in 1998, directed by Andrew Grieve with a screenplay by Mike Cullen.

Plot: While Lt. Hornblower studies for his promotion exam, he is distracted by the serious supply problems that face his crew.

Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil

Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil

(aka "Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil")

This episode was released in 1999, directed by Andrew Grieve with a screenplay by Patrick Harbinson.

Plot: Lt. Hornblower and his crew are captured by the enemy while escorting a Duchess who has secrets of her own

Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters

Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters

(aka "Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War")

This episode was released in 1999, directed by Andrew Grieve with a screenplay by Chris Ould.

Plot: Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France

Hornblower: Mutiny

Hornblower: Mutiny

(aka "Horatio Hornblower: The Mutiny")

This episode was released in 2002, directed by Andrew Grieve with a screenplay by T.R. Bowen.

Plot: Hornblower and his comrades come under the command of a revered but obviously mentally unstable captain and eventually must mutiny

Hornblower: Retribution

Hornblower: Retribution

(aka "Horatio Hornblower: Retribution")

This episode series was released in 2002, directed by Andrew Grieve with a screenplay by Ben Rostul.

Plot: Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.

Hornblower: Loyalty

Hornblower: Loyalty

(aka "Hornblower and the Hotspur")

This episode was released in 2003, directed by Andrew Grieve with a screenplay by Niall Leonard.

Plot: Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.

Hornblower: Duty

Hornblower: Duty

This episode was released in 2003, directed by Andrew Grieve with a screenplay by Stephen Churchett.

Plot: Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert activities.

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