Friday, September 16, 2011

Journey #12 - Midshipman Hornblower: The Cargo of Rice by C.S. Forester (presented by BBC)

Horatio Hornblower, now aboard the HMS Indefatigable, gets assigned on his first independant command; and he gets more than he bargained for with a cargo of rice.

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The radio series "The Hornblower Story" (1968-69) was adapted from four of the Hornblower books by C.S.Forester. Dramatised into 20 half-hour parts by Val Gielgud, it was produced by Trevor Hill, and directed by Trevor Hill and Christopher Hayton Webb.  Music by Johnny Pearson, special effects by David Fleming-Williams, Jack Hollinshead in conjunction with the Sea Training Association.

Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space

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