The Cruel Sea

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198A01Learning19980107

Sir Donald Sinden narrates a six-part adaptation of Nicholas Monsarrat's book.

1: `Learning'.

November 1939, and in just three months a group of civilians need to become a crew sailing HMS Compass Rose in her vital job of protecting convoys crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Starring Philip Madoc, Paul Rhys, Danny Webb, Tony Selby, Bernard Gallagher, Jack Davenport, Michael Maloney, Dominic Rickards and Rupert Holliday-Evans.

198A02Leave19980114

Sir Donald Sinden narrates a six-part adaptation of Nicholas Monsarrat's book.

2: `Leave'.

Winter 1940.

Convoy duty in the storms of the North Atlantic has seen the Compass Rose in the thick of terrifying combat.

Starring Philip Madoc, Helen Baxendale, Emma Cuniffe, Paul Rhys, Tony Selby, Bernard Gallagher, Jack Davenport, Michael Maloney, Dominic Rickards, Louise Germaine, Jane Whittenshaw, John Webb and David Antrobus.

198A03The Worst Convoy Ever19980121

Sir Donald Sinden narrates a six-part adaptation of Nicholas Monsarrat's book.

3: `The Worst Convoy Ever'.

Ericson faces the toughest test of his command.

With Philip Madoc, Paul Rhys, Helen Baxendale, Emma Cuniffe, Henry Naylor, Michael Maloney, Tony Selby, Bernard Gallagher, John Webb, David Holt, Dominic Rickards, Tom Hillier, David Timson, Rupert Holliday-Evans, Don McCorkindale and Vincent Brimble.

198A04Fighting.19980128

Sir Donald Sinden narrates a six-part adaptation of Nicholas Monsarrat's book.

4: `Fighting.' HMS 'Compass Rose' floats motionless in the North Atlantic, engines stopped and silent.

With Philip Madoc, Paul Rhys, Helen Baxendale, Bernard Gallagher, Henry Naylor, Michael Maloney, Tony Selby, John Webb, David Holt, Dominic Rickards, Tom Hillier, David Timson, Don McCorkindale, Rupert Holliday-Evans and Vincent Brimble.

198A05Open Boats19980204

Sir Donald Sinden narrates a six-part adaptation of Nicholas Monsarrat's novel.

5: `Open Boats'.

HMS `Compass Rose' is sinking, trapping many of her crew below decks.

With Philip Madoc, Paul Rhys, Helen Baxendale, Emma Cunniffe, Bernard Gallagher, Henry Naylor, Michael Maloney, Tony Selby, John Webb, David Holt, Dominic Rickards, Tom Hillier, David Timson, Don McCorkindale, Rupert Holliday-Evans and Vincent Brimble.

198A06The Final Cruelty19980211

Sir Donald Sinden narrates a six-part adaptation of Nicholas Monsarrat's book.

6: `The Final Cruelty'.

Ericson and Lockhart join their new ship still mourning their lost comrades on `Compass Rose'.

With Philip Madoc, Paul Rhys, Helen Baxendale, Spencer Banks, Henry Naylor, David Timson, Deborah BERLIN and Vincent Brimble.

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By: Nicholas Monsarrat

Starring: Richard Pasco/Michael N.

Harbour.