The Onedin Line: A Woman Alone (BBC-1 1 Oct 1972, Jack Wild)

In A Woman Alone, following her disagreement with James, Anne has moved out of the family home. She finds it very difficult going though. Selfish and stubborn James is not prepared to make the first move even if it means Anne is staying in the Victorian equivalent of a YWCA. Jessop’s wife of all people offers a helping hand and takes her in.

Meanwhile James is taking a cargo to Jersey and discovers there is a young stowaway on board (played by Jack Wild), not suited to a life at sea he ends up nearly killing himself falling from the rigging.

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Albert and Elizabeth are at loggerheads once again. Their young child (fathered by Daniel Fogarty) has been suffering convulsions. Elizabeth wants to ask Daniel if there is a history of it in his family but Albert is dead set against that idea.

Something of a changeable episode offering more proof that James is possibly the most stubborn man on Earth.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 1 October 1972 at 7.25pm

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Writer: Elaine Morgan / Director: Roger Jenkins

Series: The Onedin Line Season 2 Episode 3

Peter Gilmore as James
Anne Stallybrass as Anne
Philip Bond as Albert Frazer
Michael Billington as Daniel Fogarty
Jessica Benton as Elizabeth Frazer
Howard Lang as Baines
Jane Seymour as Emma Callon
Jenny Laird as Ellen Jessop
Jack Wild as Peter Thompson
Rhoda Lewis as Mrs Taylor
Ivan Beavis as Tanner
Eileen Way as Old woman
Alan Hockey as Chumley
Michael Collins as Thompson
Martin Grace as Martin Thompson
John Alderson as Bosun

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