To The Ends Of The Earth (BBC-2 2005, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sam Neill)

Adapting a book-trilogy (1 episode per book) by William Golding To The Ends Of The Earth tells the story of a 19th-century sea voyage of an English gentleman travelling to Australia to take up a government post. Friendships with other passengers and crew and various perils at sea with storms and enemy vessels spice up his long journey.

production details
UK / BBC Two / 3x90m / started 6 July 2005

Writers: Leigh Jackson, Tony Basgallop / Books: William Golding / Producer: Lynn Horsford / Director: Davit Attwood

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cast
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH as Edmund Talbot
JARED HARRIS as Captain Anderson
SAM NEILL as Mr Prettiman
CHERYL CAMPBELL as Lady Somerset
JOANNA PAGE as Marion Chumley
VICTORIA HAMILTON as Miss Graham
RICHARD McCABE as Mr Brocklebank
PAULA JENNINGS as Zenobia
CHARLES DANCE as Sir Henry Somerset

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