the seventh Hornblower movie, is set in 1803 with France and Britain
Horatio has been reduced to the rank of lieutenant and is forced
to make money at the card tables.
He meets Lieutenant Bush in Portsmouth and Bush notices that Hornblower
has an admirer - Maria (Julia Sawalha), the daughter of his landlady
war clouds again forming Admiral Pellew recalls Hornblower, reconfirms
his promotion to Commander, and sends him off as captain of the
sloop Hotspur on a patrol off the coast of France.
of his tasks is to take a French émigré, Major Côtard, to meet opposition
forces in France.
his shock Hornblower discovers preparations for an invasion force
of 50,000 men and when he hears the news Pellew orders a first-strike
on the once-again-hostile French fleet.
mission is to destroy a shore battery, but his efforts are spoiled
by his betrayal by a high-level traitor.
lad is not imprisoned for long as he escapes from his prison cell
and his return allows Pellew to launch his attack.
those who want to know Loyalty and the eighth movie Duty
are based on the CS Forester novel Hornblower and the Hotspur.
cast members are Julia Sawalha as Maria, Christian Coulson as Midshipman
Hammond, Tony Haygarth (who also appeared in the Sharpe
series) as Prowse, Lorcan Cranitch is Wolfe, Greg Wise is playing
Cotard, Jonathan Forbes plays Midshipman Orrock and Barbara Flynn
is Mrs Mason.
vessel Earl of Pembroke is the Hotspur.