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To the Ends of the Earth 

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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Series cast summary:
Benedict Cumberbatch ...  Edmund Talbot 3 episodes, 2005
Jared Harris ...  Captain Anderson 3 episodes, 2005
Jamie Sives ...  1st Lieutenant Summers 3 episodes, 2005
Richard McCabe ...  Mr. Brocklebank 3 episodes, 2005
Victoria Hamilton ...  Miss Granham 3 episodes, 2005
Tim Delap ...  Mr. Bowles 3 episodes, 2005
Vanessa Pike Vanessa Pike ...  Mrs. Pike 3 episodes, 2005
Jonathan Slinger ...  Mr. Pike 3 episodes, 2005
Robert Hobbs ...  Lieutenant Cumbersham 3 episodes, 2005
Sam Neill ...  Mr. Prettiman 3 episodes, 2005
Chris Walker Chris Walker ...  Oldmeadow 3 episodes, 2005
Denise Black ...  Mrs. Brocklebank 3 episodes, 2005
Paula Jennings Paula Jennings ...  Zenobia 3 episodes, 2005
Brian Pettifer ...  Wheeler 3 episodes, 2005
Tom Fisher ...  Askew 3 episodes, 2005
Daniel Evans ...  Parson Colley 3 episodes, 2005
Theo Landey ...  Bates 3 episodes, 2005
Calum Callaghan Calum Callaghan ...  Willis 3 episodes, 2005
Adam Woolf Adam Woolf ...  Phillips 3 episodes, 2005
Jonathan Pienaar ...  Smiles 3 episodes, 2005
Kirsty Motzouris Kirsty Motzouris ...  Phoebe Pike 3 episodes, 2005
Kelly Motzouris Kelly Motzouris ...  Annibel Pike 3 episodes, 2005
Daniel Newman Daniel Newman ...  Gibbs 3 episodes, 2005
Danelle Drury Danelle Drury ...  Mrs. East 3 episodes, 2005
Damon Berry Damon Berry ...  Mr. East 3 episodes, 2005
Lionel Newton Lionel Newton ...  Jones 3 episodes, 2005
JJ Feild ...  Lieutenant Deverel 2 episodes, 2005
Niall Macgregor Niall Macgregor ...  Lieutenant Benét 2 episodes, 2005
James Gracie ...  Billy Rogers 2 episodes, 2005
Joanna Page ...  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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UK

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English

Release Date:

6 July 2005 (UK) See more »

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(3 parts)

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Stereo

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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

Near the end, Edmund tells Mr. Summers that he deserves "to be made post on the spot". This means to be commissioned to command a rated ship for the first time, an important step in a naval officer's career. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Edmund Talbot: Good God!
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Soundtracks

Lord, Whom Winds and Waves Obey
Lyrics by Charles Wesley
Music by Johann R. Ahle
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Incredible
27 July 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

To The Ends of the Earth is truly incredible. I watched it having been so impressed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the brilliant Sherlock. And he doesn't disappoint here, in fact once again in a performance wider in range perhaps than Sherlock he is amazing, as are the support actors. And it does help that the characters are well developed and that you care for them.

To The Ends of the Earth also has some wonderful production values. You can never go wrong with luscious photography, gorgeous scenery and settings and sumptuous costumes, with a period detail so evocative you feel you are there living the moment(the first series I've seen do that since The Crimson Petal and the White). To The Ends of the Earth has all of this, and also a music score that is beautiful, haunting and rousing and never undermines or overshadows the drama/action.

The story is rich, narrative-wise and thematically and always absorbing, and the dialogue intelligent and thoughtful while never feeling stilted. Overall, it is incredible and a must see. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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