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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


  2. C. S. Forester


  3. Mike Cullen


  4. Amanda Lean


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  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


  5. Andrew Tiernan

    Andrew Tiernan


  6. Jonathan Coy

    Jonathan Coy

    Lieutenant Bracegirdle

  7. Ian McElhinney

    Ian McElhinney

    Captain Hammond

  8. Paul Copley

    Paul Copley


  9. Chris Barnes


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Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant
Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant

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Original Language English

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