Series one of the BBC's classic yarn 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. Episodes comprise: 'The Wind Blows Free', 'Plain Sailing', 'Other Points of the Compass', 'High Price', 'Catch as Can', 'Salvage', 'Passage to Pernambuco', 'The Homecoming', 'When My Ship Comes Home', 'A Very Important Passenger', 'Mutiny', 'Cry of the Blackbird', 'Shadow of Doubt', 'Blockade' and 'Winner Take All'.