Mauritius Command, The

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012011040320110409|Patrick O'Brian's naval epic set in 1809, dramatised in three parts by Roger Danes.|Starring David Robb as Captain Jack Aubrey and Richard Dillane as Doctor Stephen Maturin.|Following his adventures in HMS Surprise, Jack Aubrey has been kicking his heels at home when his old friend, Stephen Maturin, comes knocking at his door with welcome news.|Jack is promoted to Commodore, and is to lead a squadron of English ships, charged with taking the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Réunion from the French.|In the course of the novel Jack must succeed against superior odds at sea and on land.|Yet, in his new role as Commodore, Jack will need subtlety and subterfuge to win over the crews and subordinate captains of his own fleet.|Based on a naval campaign in 1809-10 when Britain and France were bitterly engaged in protecting their trade routes around the southern tip of Africa.|The Mauritius Command is the fourth novel in Patrick O'Brian's Nelsonic epic series, and the sequel to HMS Surprise which was dramatised for Radio 4 in 2008.|Captain Jack Aubrey - DAVID ROBB|Doctor Stephen Maturin - RICHARD DILLANE|Governor Farquhar - DAVID RINTOUL|Lt-Col Keating - THOMAS ARNOLD|Lord Clonfert - SAM DALE|Captain Corbett - CHRISTIAN RODSKA|Lt Seymour - MAX DOWLER|Midshipman George Johnson - NYASHA HATENDI|Dr McAdam/Admiral Bertie - SEAN BAKER|Captain Pym - BRIAN BOWLES|Mrs.|Williams - JOANNA MONRO|Sophie - SALLY ORROCK|Producer/director: Bruce Young|Producer Bruce Young.|Jack is promoted to Commodore, and is to lead a squadron of English ships, charged with taking the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Reunion from the French.
022011041020110416|Patrick O'Brian's naval epic set in 1809, dramatised by Roger Danes.|Starring David Robb as Captain Jack Aubrey and Richard Dillane as Doctor Stephen Maturin.|Episode 2 of 3.|Jack Aubrey is promoted (temporarily) to Commodore to lead a squadron of English ships, charged with taking the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Réunion from the French.|Jack must succeed against superior odds at sea and on land (where Stephen's subversive skills are invaluable as ever).|Yet, in his new role as Commodore, Jack needs subtlety and subterfuge to win over the crews and subordinate captains of his own fleet, including the flamboyant but erratic, Lord Clonfert.|The story is based on a naval campaign in 1809-10 when Britain and France were bitterly engaged in protecting their trade routes around the southern tip of Africa - and the islands of Mauritius and Réunion (east of Madagascar) were viewed as strategic bases.|The Mauritius Command is the fourth novel in Patrick O'Brian's Nelsonic epic series and the sequel to HMS Surprise which was dramatised for Radio 4 in 2008.|Captain Jack Aubrey - DAVID ROBB|Doctor Stephen Maturin - RICHARD DILLANE|Lord Clonfert....SAM DALE|Dr McAdam - SEAN BAKER|Lt-Col Keating - THOMAS ARNOLD|Governor Farquhar - DAVID RINTOUL|Captain Corbett - CHRISTIAN RODSKA|Captain Pym - BRIAN BOWLES|Lt Webber....PIP CARTER|Lt Seymour - MAX DOWLER|Lt Briggs - NYASHA HATENDI|Midshipman Cotton....LLOYD THOMAS|Producer/director: Bruce Young.|Jack needs subtlety and subterfuge to win over his fleet's crews and subordinate captains.
03 LAST2011041720110423Patrick O'Brian's naval epic set in 1809, dramatised by Roger Danes.|Starring David Robb as Captain Jack Aubrey and Richard Dillane as Doctor Stephen Maturin.|Jack has been promoted to Commodore to lead a squadron of English ships, charged with taking the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Réunion from the French.|Jack faces superior odds at sea and on land (where Stephen's subversive skills are invaluable as ever).|Yet, in his new role as Commodore, Jack needs subtlety and subterfuge to win over the crews and subordinate captains of his own fleet, including the courageous but brutal Captain Corbett.|Based on a naval campaign in 1809-10 when Britain and France were bitterly engaged in protecting their trade routes around the southern tip of Africa - and the islands of Mauritius and Réunion (east of Madagascar) were viewed as strategic bases.|The Mauritius Command is the fourth novel in Patrick O'Brian's Nelsonic epic series and the sequel to HMS Surprise which was dramatised for Radio 4 in 2008.|Captain Jack Aubrey - DAVID ROBB|Doctor Stephen Maturin - RICHARD DILLANE|Captain Corbett - CHRISTIAN RODSKA|Governor Farquhar - DAVID RINTOUL|Lt-Col Keating - THOMAS ARNOLD|Admiral Bertie - SEAN BAKER|Lt Seymour - MAX DOWLER|Lt Pullings....DAVID HOLT|Lt Tullidge....LLOYD THOMAS|Major O'Neil - SAM DALE|Midshipman Johnson - NYASHA HATENDI|Producer/director: Bruce Young.|Final episode of Patrick O'Brian's naval epic set in 1809.|Jack has been promoted to Commodore to lead a squadron of English ships, charged with taking the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Reunion from the French.|Based on a naval campaign in 1809-10 when Britain and France were bitterly engaged in protecting their trade routes around the southern tip of Africa - and the islands of Mauritius and Reunion (east of Madagascar) were viewed as strategic bases.|