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The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Pellew, Captain of the Indefatigable, decides to put forward his protege Horatio Hornblower for the examination for lieutenant. Leading up to the exam Hornblower comes up against many challenges to prepare him for the difficult life as a lieutenant.

  1. Andrew Grieve

    Director

  2. C. S. Forester

    Novel

  3. Mike Cullen

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ioan Gruffudd

    Ioan Gruffudd

    Horatio Hornblower

  2. Robert Lindsay

    Robert Lindsay

    Sir Edward Pellew

  3. Denis Lawson

    Denis Lawson

    Captain 'Dreadnought' Foster

  4. Ian McNeice

    Ian McNeice

    Tapling

  5. Andrew Tiernan

    Andrew Tiernan

    Bunting

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Hornblower: The Fire Ships
Hornblower: The Fire Ships

Facts

Original Title Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 18, 1998
    TV

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

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