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Longitude (Channel 4 2000 with Michael Gambon and Jeremy Irons)

UK / Channel 4 – Granada Film / 2×120 minute episodes / Broadcast 2-3 January 2000 Sunday 9.00pm/Monday 8.30pm

Writer/Director: Charles Sturridge / Book: Dava Sobel / Producer: Selwyn Roberts

Period drama serial. In the 1920’s, naval officer Rupert Gould is determined to restore the longitude clocks of 18th century genius John Harrison.

Gould’s story is combined with that of Harrison as Harrison tries to build the clock that will work accurately on board ship enabling sailors to calculate their longitude. Gould, meanwhile, ends up struggling with his sanity.

cast
MICHAEL GAMBON as John Harrison
JEREMY IRONS as Rupert Gould
NIGEL DAVENPORT as Sir Charles Pelham
GEMMA JONES as Elizabeth Harrison
ANNA CHANCELLOR as Muriel Gould
STEPHEN FRY as Sir Kenhelm Digby
PETER VAUGHAN as George Graham
ALEC McCOWEN as Sir Frank Dyson
FRANK FINLAY as Admiral Wager
JOHN STANDING as Captain Proctor
CHARLES GRAY as Admiral Belchen
ROGER LLOYD PACK as Captain Man
PETER HUGO DALY as John Jeffries
BARBARA LEIGH HUNT as Dodo Gould
JONATHAN COY as Admiral Cloudisley
CLIFF PARESI as Lt Draper
TREVOR COOPER as Roger Willis
IAN HART as William Harrison
SAMUEL WEST as Nevil Maskelyne
IAN McNEICE as Dr Bliss
BILL NIGHY as Lord Sandwich
BRIAN COX as Lord Morton
GARY WALDHORN as Commodore Forrest





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