Captain Cook - Obsession & Discovery (2007)

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Network: ABC

Premiere: 28 October 2007
Final: 18 November 2007

Episodes: 4 dd
Length: 55 minutes


Synopsis: A four-part drama-documentary series which traces the private and professional life of Britian's greatest sailor examining his triumphs and defeats, his hopes and disappointments, and the unlikely rise to social prominence of a man born into rural poverty.



Role Actor

Cast list:
Geographer & Historical consultant

James Cook
Elizabeth Cook
Young James Cook
Joseph Banks
Dr Solander
Tupaia
Sydney Parkinson
Voice of Captain Cook
Additional voices

Maori performers

Aboriginal dancers



Vaness Collingridge

Matt Young
Bridget Bezanson
Samuel Laurie
Jay Dawson
Andrew Hunt
Pulou Vaituutuu
Daniel Jameison
David Curtiz
Matt King
Russell Healy
Members of Te Poho Rawiri Marae
& The Waihirere Maori Culture Group
Cyril McCreen
Louis Cannon
Daymarra Deeral
Solomon Gibson
Interviewees:

Ray Williams, Capt Victor Suthren, Gordon Kanakanui Kahawal Leslie, Cliff Thornton. Prof Andrew Lambert, Dr Huw Lewis-Jones, Dr Penelope Edmonds, Prof John Maynard, Eric Deeral, Prof John Gascolgne, Emeritus Prof Robert Clancy, Dr Peter Stanley, Dr Sophie Forgan, John Robson




Season One (2007)

01.
02
28.10.2007
04.11.2007
A Likely Lad
Taking Command
03.
04.
11.11.2007
18.11.2007
Beyond Speculation
North West Passage



Note:
• A joint Australian, Canadian & New Zealand production.



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