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Title Captain Cook: Obsession And Discovery: Northwest Passage - Ep 4 Of 4 / Director: Fimeri, Wain
Published Australia : ABC2, 2010
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Summary *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons)*Cook's passion for exploration continues as he searches for the mythic North West Passage, but is it a journey too far? Now retired and promoted to Post Captain, James Cook is bored. He jumps at the chance to take on a third great voyage: to find a fast route to China to secure Britain's place in the lucrative tea trade.Cook and his wife Elizabeth have been together for only four of their 16 years of marriage but he is ready to leave his growing family once more. This is Cook's chance to put his stamp on the northern hemisphere, matching his total command of the south.Success means a personal fortune and an even greater prize for the former farm boy - a knighthood. To do it, he must sail across the world and then over the top of the North American continent, pushing against a wall of Arctic ice. But it's too much for the ships of the day. Cook is forced to return to the Pacific. When his ship snaps a mast and he returns to Hawaii, the inhabitants who once greeted him with open arms turn hostile. As relations deteriorate, Cook takes a Hawaiian chief hostage in retribution for a stolen boat. In the confusion that follows, Cook is killed on the beach. The man who has become an icon of the British Empire is about to be swept up by history.Starring Matt Young as Captain James Cook. Bridget Bezanson as Elizabeth Cook. Jay Dawson as Joseph Banks. Andrew Hunt as Dr Solander. Daniel Jameison as Sydney Parkinson. Pulou Vaituutuu as Tupaia.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Featuring Geographer and History Consultant, Vanessa Collingridge. Writers/Directors, Matthew Thomason, Paul Rudd and Wain Fimeri. Supervising Producer, Tony Wright (Australia). Producer, Andrew Ferns (Canada). Series Producer Paul Rudd. Executive Producer Ferns Productions, Pat Ferns. Executive Producer Cook Films, Stephen Amezdroz. Executive Producer Film Australia, Mark Hamlyn. Executive Producer South Pacific Pictures, John Barnett. Head of Documentaries ABC TV, Stuart Menzies
Event Broadcast 2010-04-04 at 00:00:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Cook, James, 1728-1779.
Discovery and exploration, British.
Sailors -- Attitudes.
Sailors -- Conduct of life.
Trade routes.
Arctic Ocean -- Northwest Passage.
United Kingdom.
Form Streaming video
Author Bezanson, Bridget, cast
Clancy, Robert, contributor
Collingridge, Vanessa, host
Edmonds, Penelope, contributor
Fimeri, Wain, director
Forgan, Sophie, contributor
Gascoigne, John, contributor
Lambert, Andrew, contributor
Leslie, Gordon Kanakanui Kahawai, contributor
Lewis-Jones, Huw, contributor
Rudd, Paul, director
Stanley, Peter, contributor
Thomason, Matthew, director
Thornton, Clifford E, contributor
Williams, Ray, contributor
Williams, Terry, contributor
Young, Matthew (Matt), cast