Hornblower Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Hornblower: Season 3 (2005)

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Duty

    Conclusion. Despite his reservations, Hornblower is reluctant to dishonour his bride-to-be by leaving her standing at the altar. However, with the ink barely dry on the marriage certificate, a surprise guest at the wedding breakfast despatches the groom to France on a mission to uncover the whereabouts of a missing sloop and its captain, Bracegirdle. En route, Hornblower rescues two strangers caught in a storm and wonders why they are so important to the French. Historical Navy drama based on the CS Forester novels, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann and Lorcan Cranitch

  • Season 3 Episode 1: Loyalty

    Part one of two. Newly promoted Captain Horatio Hornblower sets out to make his mark on the world, and soon manages to capture his first enemy vessel - only to discover a peace treaty has been signed, leaving him down and out, with barely a penny to his name. Fate seems to smile on the ambitious seafarer though, and he gets the chance to prove himself when he and his crew are asked to rendezvous with a merchant ship - a mission which quickly proves the villainous Bonaparte has reneged on the peace treaty. Historical Navy drama based on the CS Forester novels, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Greg Wise, Lorcan Cranitch and Julia Sawalha

Hornblower: Season 2 (2005)

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Retribution

    Hornblower's resourcefulness turns the attack on the Spanish-held fortress into a famous victory, but Buckland's treachery puts his life into further danger. Surviving a risky mission to blow up the fortifications and an attempt by the prisoners to take command of the Renown, the hero faces the death penalty for pushing Captain Sawyer into the hold - and hopes Archie's dying words can save him from the noose. Naval adventure, based on the stories by CS Forester, and starring Ioan Gruffudd

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Mutiny

    First of a two-part drama, which sees CS Forester's seafaring hero crossing swords with tyrannical Captain James Sawyer, an officer on the brink of madness. Reprimanded for falling asleep while on watch, young Horatio partly redeems himself by saving the Renown from seemingly certain disaster - but ends up charged with mutiny. Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay and David Warner star

Hornblower: Season 1 (2001 - 2005)

  • Season 1 Episode 4: The Frogs and the Lobsters

    The newly promoted lieutenant accepts a diplomatic commission as the war reaches a stalemate, and finds himself on French soil in the midst of a daring plot to overthrow the government. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay and Antony Sher

  • Season 1 Episode 3: The Duchess and the Devil

    The seafaring hero leads a daring attack on French vessel Le Reve. Emerging victorious, he sails back to England with his prize, but the journey proves to be an unforgettable experience as the Duchess of Wharfedale makes her presence felt. Swashbuckling adventure, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay and Cherie Lunghi

  • Season 1 Episode 2: The Fire Ships

    Promoted to Acting Lieutenant, Hornblower is soon forced to question his readiness for command. Meanwhile, the Indefatigable encounters another British ship that has been attacked by a Spanish frigate, leaving only three survivors : one of whom is a notorious captain known to Pellew. Second of four 18th-century seafaring adventures based on the stories by CS Forester, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Denis Lawson, Ian McNeice and Andrew Tiernan

  • Season 1 Episode 1: The Duel

    Drama based on CS Forester's tales of 18th-century seafaring adventurer Horatio Hornblower. Ioan Gruffudd takes the title role, with Robert Lindsay as Captain Sir Edward Pellew, who sees the midshipman as his protege. The 17-year-old Hornblower experiences seasickness while still in Spithead as he begins his Navy career and runs into trouble with a brutal tormentor - until war with France gives him a chance to prove himself in the heat of battle

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