To The Ends of the Earth (2005)





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As originally broadcast on the BBC in 2005, To the Ends of the Earth is a miniseries adaptation of three sequential novels by Nobel Laureate William Golding: Rites of Passage (1980), Close Quarters (1987) and Fire Down Below (1989). An adventure saga, it unfolds in the same time and place as Peter Weir's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World - the high seas of the late 19th century. Against this backdrop, a young British aristocrat named Edmund Talbot (Benedict Cumberbatch) boards a British warship and undertakes a voyage to Australia, where he has been given a post in the colonial government. The program subsequently follows Edmund's adventures, in career and romance. The supporting cast includes Jared Harris, Joanna Page, Sam Neill and Charles Dance. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Drama , Television

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Benedict Cumberbatch
as Edmund Talbot
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TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH Fascinating high-seas coming-of-age adventure story. Lengthy miniseries packed with action and drama, romance and mystery. Set in 1812 towards the end of Britain's hostilities with France. Recounts the experience of a group of passengers traveling from England to Australia in a converted Man-of-War vessel as told through the eyes of a young aristocrat, fresh out of school, who is making the dangerous voyage in order to take up a post with the colonial government he secured through family connections. Good characterizations and terrific performances by Jared Harris and Victoria Hamilton, among others.

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