James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
4,352 ( 503)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1980   1979   1978   1977   1976   1974   … See all »
4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh
Poldark (TV Series 1975)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This is the sequel to the mini-series, RICH MAN, POOR MAN. It begins with Rudy Jordache apprehending the man who killed his brother, Falconetti. He then also takes in his nephew, Wesley. He... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Strauss, Gregg Henry, James Carroll Jordan
The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series 1967)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Porter, Margaret Tyzack, Nyree Dawn Porter
How the West Was Won (TV Series 1976)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Macahans, a family from Virginia headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

Stars: James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The trials and misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in 1940's Yorkshire.

Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison
Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series 1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.

Stars: Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely
The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Two worlds collide when the titled Englishman, Lord Brett Sinclair, and the Bronx-raised, self-made American Danny Wilde, reluctantly join forces to right wrongs, and to protect the innocent.

Stars: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Peter Gilmore ...
 James Onedin / ... 91 episodes, 1971-1980
Jessica Benton ...
 Elizabeth Frazer / ... 91 episodes, 1971-1980
...
 Captain Baines / ... 91 episodes, 1971-1980
Mary Webster ...
 Sarah Onedin 53 episodes, 1971-1979
Brian Rawlinson ...
 Robert Onedin 41 episodes, 1971-1978
Edit

Storyline

James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started in Liverpool of the 1860s. Written by Jim Burke <burkeji@forfas.ie>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 October 1971 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Az Onedin család  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(91 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The show was praised for its locations and use of genuine historical vessels. Along with day-to-day drama, romance, and business dealings, the series also tackled social and economic issues of the time, such as slavery. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Cult of...: The Onedin Line (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Opening music from Spartacus Suite
Written by Aram Khachaturyan (as Khachaturian)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wonderful Hidden Gem
31 May 2006 | by (Fort Smith,AR) – See all my reviews

I just discovered The Onedin Line,I ordered both DVD sets.I was totally hooked through each episode.The casting was perfect,and the acting was great.When I got to last episode I wanted to see more.I was delighted to see it ran for eight season.I was then very let down to find out the rest of the show is not available in the United States.I can only hope the rest of the series will be available in the future.I would definitely purchase the complete series if it were released.I would have rated this series a 10 if the picture quality was improved.The picture quality isn't too bad considering it was made in the early 70's.Anyone who loves British TV,history,and sea/ship dramas will not want to miss this.


19 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page