Epic films based on C.S. Forester's classic adventure stories. The multi-million pound drama project is one of the most ambitious productions in the history of British TV. Set during the 18th century Napoleonic Wars, Hornblower stars Ioan Gruffudd and Robert Lindsay.
The Duchess and the Devil Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower is sailing home in a captured ship, La Reve, carrying secret papers and escorting a duchess, when they themselves are taken prisoner by the Spanish. How can he escape with his top secret charge, the other prisoners, and above all, a duchess whose behaviour is becoming increasingly suspicious?
The Frogs and The Lobsters When Hornblower is charged with taking some British Redcoats (The Lobsters) and French nationalists (The Frogs) over the English Channel to assist in the fightback against the French Revolution, he is overcome with horror at the brutality of their behaviour, and must defend the honour of a young French woman.