Hornblower: Duty (2003)

Introduction Duty is the Eighth of eight Hornblower television adaptations relating the exploits of Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist in a series of novels and short stories by C.S. Forester. It is based on the books by C.S. Forester, particularly Hornblower and the Hotspur. Outline Commander Horatio Hornblower, captain of HMS Hotspur, and Maria Mason are… Read More

Hornblower: Loyalty (2003)

Introduction Loyalty is the seventh of eight Hornblower television adaptations relating the exploits of Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist in a series of novels and short stories by C.S. Forester. It is based on the books by C.S. Forester, particularly Hornblower and the Hotspur. Outline The film starts out in 1803 in Cape Clear, Ireland, where… Read More

Hornblower: Retribution (2001)

Introduction Retribution is the sixth of eight Hornblower television adaptations relating the exploits of Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist in a series of novels and short stories by C.S. Forester. It is a continuation of Mutiny (previous film) and is based on the 1952 book Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S. Forester. Outline In January 1802 in Kingston,… Read More

Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)

Introduction Mutiny is the fifth of eight Hornblower television adaptations relating the exploits of Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist in a series of novels and short stories by C.S. Forester. It is based on the 1952 book Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S. Forester. Outline In 1802 in Kingston, Jamaica, Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower is imprisoned on a charge… Read More

Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters (1999)

Introduction The Frogs and Lobsters is the fourth of eight Hornblower television adaptations relating the exploits of Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist in a series of novels and short stories by C.S. Forester. The Frogs and the Lobsters is the name given to this second film in the United Kingdom, while in the United States it… Read More

Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999)

Introduction The Duchess and the Devil is the third of eight Hornblower television adaptations relating the exploits of Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist in a series of novels and short stories by C.S. Forester. The story is loosely based on C.S. Forester’s novel Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, chapter “Hornblower, the Duchess, and the Devil”. Outline Acting Lieutenant… Read More

Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant (1998)

Introduction The Examination for Lieutenant is the second of eight Hornblower television adaptations relating the exploits of Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist in a series of novels and short stories by C.S. Forester. The Examination for Lieutenant is the name given to this second film in the United Kingdom, while in the United States it is… Read More

Hornblower: The Even Chance (1998)

Introduction The Even Chance is the first of eight Hornblower television adaptations relating the exploits of Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist in a series of novels and short stories by C.S. Forester. The Even Chance is the name given to this first film in the United Kingdom, while in the United States it is known as… Read More

Hornblower Film Series Overview (1998-2003)

Introduction Hornblower is a series of British historical fiction war television films based on three of C.S. Forester’s ten novels about the fictional character Horatio Hornblower, a Royal Navy officer during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The series ran from 07 October 1998 until 06 January 2003, with Ioan Gruffudd in the title role.… Read More