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Onedin Line, The

TITANIC NAUTICAL saga which steamed through BBC1 Sunday nights for nigh on a decade. PETER GILMORE was your Cap’n and head of the family; ANNE STALLYBRASS his missus; BRIAN RAWLINSON (who regenerated into JAMES GARBUTT), JESSICA BENTON, MARY WEBSTER and JILL GASCOINE were other offshoots. Much Victorian vapours and 19th century ne’er-do-wells, with endless marriages, betrothals, betrayals, betrayed betrothals and kelp. WARREN CLARKE, FREDERICK JAEGER, JANE SEYMOUR and KEN HUTCHINSON helped weigh anchor. Swaggering theme was from the opera Spartacus by the composer Khachaturyan.

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