The Onedin Line was (and still is) a very popular
BBC television drama series that ran from
1971 to 1980. The series is set in Liverpool in the late 19th century
and deals with the rise of a shipping line, The Onedin Line, named after
its owner James Onedin. Around this central theme are the lives of his
family, most notably his brother and 'partner', shop owner Robert Onedin,
and James Onedin beautiful but feisty sister
Elizabeth Onedin, giving insight in the lifestyle and customs at the
time, not only at the high seas, but also ashore (mostly lower and upper middle
The Onedin Line series also illustrates some of the changes in business and
shipping, such as from wooden to steel ships and from
sailing ships to
steam ships. The Onedin Line TV series also shows the role that ships played in affairs like
international politics, uprisings and the slave trade. More information
ships used in the Onedin Line TV series.
About the series
The popular Onedin Line made for TV series was created by
Cyril Abraham, a native of Liverpool, where the story is
set. The beautiful opening credits of The Onedin Line TV series features music from
the ballet Spartacus by
Norrie Paramor & The Radio Orchestra.
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