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The Onedin Line Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Episode 1

S01 E01

Oct 15, 1971
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Episode 1 Oct 15, 1971 Liverpool, 1860. James Onedin acquires the sailing ship 'Charlotte Rhodes' by marrying the owner's daughter, Anne Webster, makes his brother Robert his partner and starts competing with his former employer Callon.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Plain Sailing

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Oct 22, 1971
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Plain Sailing Oct 22, 1971 On the return journey form Portugal, James gets sick and Anne has to improvise with the navigation.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Other Points of the Compass

S01 E03

Oct 29, 1971
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Other Points of the Compass Oct 29, 1971 Robert finds out the partnership is not a profitable to him as he thought. James' sister Elizabeth is engaged to captain-to-be Daniel Fogarty, but more interested in Albert Frazer, who owns a shipyard and thus becomes friends with James.

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Season 01, Episode 04 High Price

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Nov 5, 1971
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High Price Nov 5, 1971 Unable to pay the rent, James and Anne move to a warehouse James just purchased. Elizabeth is pregnant, but not married, quite a scandal at the time.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Catch as Can

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Nov 21, 1971
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Catch as Can Nov 21, 1971 Mr Baines is abducted by a US ship, but James manages to rescue him.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Salvage

S01 E06

Nov 19, 1971
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Salvage Nov 19, 1971 The Charlotte Rhodes gets into trouble just off the coast and Callon rushes in to 'salvage' the ship (which is not insured), knowing that James won't be able to pay for it. James persuades Albert Frazer to beat them to the ship in his experimental steam boat. With success.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Passage to Pernambuco

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Nov 26, 1971
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Passage to Pernambuco Nov 26, 1971 James and Anna finally move to a real house of their own. James convinces his client Briganza tp purchase the clipper Pampero for him, which he would have to pay off in five years or he loses it. Briganza also gets half the profits until he does. Elizabeth and Albert marry secretly.

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Season 01, Episode 08 The Homecoming

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Dec 3, 1971
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The Homecoming Dec 3, 1971 On his first voyage with the Pampero, James has made enough profit to pay off the mortgage on the Charlotte Rhodes and the warehouse. An old suitor of Anne appears and boards the Charlotte Rhodes.

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Season 01, Episode 09 When My Ship Comes Home

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Dec 10, 1971
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When My Ship Comes Home Dec 10, 1971 A clipper James chartered from Callon blows up, and Callon sees in this a chance to ruin him. But James manages to survive financially through a risky (and not entirely legal) weapons-run.

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Season 01, Episode 10 A Very Important Passenger

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Dec 17, 1971
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A Very Important Passenger Dec 17, 1971 James unwittingly transports Giuseppe Garibaldi, on a mission to oust the occupying forces of Austria and France from Italy. The crew turns out to consist of assassins. Back in Liverpool, Robert has bought a new shop, for which James proposes a third company for their partnership - Onedin Chandlers Limited. Of which, as with the other two companies (Onedin Line and Onedin Warehousing), James will hold 85% of the shares.

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Season 01, Episode 11 Mutiny

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Dec 24, 1971
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Mutiny Dec 24, 1971 James takes over command of a ship on which there has been a mutiny. The crew claim it wasn't mutiny, but relieved the captain of his duties because he had gone mad, and the man indeed turns out to be a religious fanatic.

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Season 01, Episode 12 Cry of the Blackbird

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Jan 7, 1972
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Cry of the Blackbird Jan 7, 1972 James takes passengers from Papua to a missionary school in Victoria, Australia, but it turns out the parson who chartered the ship intends blackbirding (slavery) for the sugar cane plantations.

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Season 01, Episode 13 Shadow of Doubt

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Jan 14, 1972
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Shadow of Doubt Jan 14, 1972 Albert finds out Elizabeth's son is not his but Daniel's. James has to deal with smallpox on a voyage to Quebec.

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Season 01, Episode 14 Blockade

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Jan 21, 1972
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Blockade Jan 21, 1972 James runs a Yankee blockade in the North American civil war, taking a huge chance with all the company's possessions. It almost goes wrong, but together with Albert, he manages to convince the capturing captain to release them and go into shipbuilding - steam ships, that is.

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Season 01, Episode 15 Winner Take All

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Jan 28, 1972
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Winner Take All Jan 28, 1972 James is a rich man now, with the Onedin Line having 27,484 pounds in assets. Albert convinces him to commission a steamship, for which he issues 100,000 pounds worth of shares, into which he puts almost all his capital. But Callon buys a majority of the shares and now effectively 'owns Onedin'. On top of that, Baines, a captain now, loses the Pampero rounding Cape Horn.

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