The first episodes of the first series of the BBC's classic series of 19th century love and passion on the high seas. Ship's captain James Onedin has ambitions to one day run his own shipping line. He tries to gain the financial backing of his brother, Robert. Meanwhile, their sister Elizabeth must choose between her fiancé Daniel and the doting shipbuilder's son, Mr Fraser. When the schooner Charlotte Rhodes comes up for auction, her owner, Ann Webster, makes James an offer of a partnership. Elizabeth refuses to marry Daniel Fogarty, by whom she is pregnant, preferring Albert Frazer. James has the opportunity to expand the Onedin Line when his Portuguese patron decides to buy a new ship, but begins to neglect his wife, Ann.
All 14 episodes from the second series of the BBC's classic yarn of 19th-century love and passion on the high seas. This series heralds the end of the American Civil War, leading to new opportunities for the shipping trade - but James (Peter Gilmore) is preoccupied with both business and personal troubles. Meanwhile, as struggling seamen prepare to strike, Anne (Anne Stallybrass) is torn between her principles and loyalty to her husband. Episodes are: 'The Hard Case', 'Pound and Pint', 'A Woman Alone', 'Fetch and Carry', 'Yellow Jack', 'Survivor', 'Coffin Ship', 'Frisco Bound', 'Beyond the Upper Sea', 'An Inch of Candle', 'Goodbye, Goodbye', 'Bloody Week', 'The Challenge' and 'Race for Power'.
All 13 episodes from the third series of the BBC's classic yarn of 19th-century love and passion on the high seas. In this series, the recently widowed James Onedin (Peter Gilmore) keeps himself occupied with work, and finds himself dealing with a myriad of problems, including court cases, striking miners, new trade routes, seed-smuggling and mutiny. The episodes comprise: 'The Ship Devils', 'The Stranger', 'Echoes from Afar', 'Amazon Cargo', 'Danger Level', 'Black Gold', 'Law of the Fist', 'Ice and Fire', 'A Proposal of Marriage', 'Over the Horizon', 'The Silver Caddy', 'Port Out, Starboard Home' and 'The Passenger'.
All 10 episodes from the fourth series of the BBC's classic yarn of 19th-century love and passion on the high seas. In this series, the ever-eventful life at sea finds ship owner James Onedin (Peter Gilmore) dealing with such challenges as whether to stick with sailing ships or make the jump to steam power; an outbreak of the plague on board; and what to do with an uncharted island he stumbles across which may contain profitable resources. The episodes comprise: 'Loss of the Helen May', 'A Cold Wind Blowing', 'Not Wanted On Voyage', 'Undercurrent', 'Quarantine', 'Uncharted Island', 'A Clear Conscience', 'Shipwreck', 'The Gamble', 'Month of the Albatross'.