|The ultimate high-seas hero, Horatio Hornblower is a man of unshakeable courage, high principles and matchless skill.|
Loyalty finds Horatio marooned in peacetime Portsmouth, living off his superb card playing skills. But with the winds of war stirring, Hornblower is given command of the sloop Hotspur. Duty sees Horatio jumping into wedded bliss, and then returning to his command to face a French fleet that is preparing for invasion--aided by an old nemesis.
Swashbuckling action, broadside battles, and below-decks intrigue set the Emmy-winning Hornblower saga apart from other historical dramas. Ioan Gruffudd (Black Hawk Down, Titanic) gives a star-making performance as the dashing hero, and the stellar supporting cast includes Robert Lindsay (Me & My Girl) Jamie Bamber (Band of Brothers) and Paul Copley (Queer as Folk).
Editor's NoteThis collection features 2 new episodes that continue C.S. Forester's swashbuckling tales of sea hero Horatio Hornblower (Ioan Gruffudd). The setting is the 18th century, and the British are at war with Napoleon. Hornblower is an intellectual young midshipman who enters Her Majesty's Navy as a bullied recruit but quickly rises through the ranks to take command of his first ship and become a hero of the seas. In "Loyalty," Hornblower's peacetime existence is once again interrupted by the winds of war. In "Duty," the war hero gets married but soon returns to the sea to ward off a French invasion.
|C.S. Forester - Based On Novel By|
|Chris O'Dell - Cinematographer|
|Andrew Grieve - Director|
|Keith Palmer - Editor|
|Michele Buck - Executive Producer|
|John Keane - Musical Score|
|Andrew Benson - Producer|
|Niall Leonard - Screenplay|