British independent archive channel Talking Pictures TV has announced they will be broadcasting the 1970s’ BBC drama series The Onedin Line this September. This announcement follows recent inclusions of classic series including The Saint and Maigret in the Talking Pictures schedule.
Created by Cyril Abraham, The Onedin Line starred Peter Gilmore, Anne Stallybrass, Jessica Benton and Howard Lang. It was originally broadcast on the BBC, running for 91 episodes over 8 series between 1971 and 1980.
This series is set in Liverpool 1860 and covers the rise of a fictional shipping company, the Onedin Line, named after its owner captain James Onedin. The series uses actual historical events to give insight into the lifestyle and customs of the time, incorporating real events into a fictitious family drama.Synopsis from Talking Pictures TV