The Onedin Line (1971–1980)
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A Hard Life 

William makes his peace with his parents but assures them that his interest in developing steam engines supersedes his desire to inherit the shipyard. James's failure to listen to William ... See full summary »

Director:

Christopher Barry

Writer:

Cyril Abraham

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Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Gilmore ... James Onedin
Jessica Benton ... Elizabeth Frazer
Howard Lang ... Captain Baines
Brian Rawlinson Brian Rawlinson ... Robert Onedin
Mary Webster Mary Webster ... Sarah Onedin
Jill Gascoine ... Letty Gaunt
Tom Adams ... Daniel Fogarty
Christopher Douglas ... Samuel Onedin
Marc Harrison Marc Harrison ... William Frazer
Laura Hartong Laura Hartong ... Charlotte Onedin
Lesley Dunlop ... Maritza Rydze
Paul Aston Paul Aston ... Stepan Rydze
John Joyce John Joyce ... Morgan
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William makes his peace with his parents but assures them that his interest in developing steam engines supersedes his desire to inherit the shipyard. James's failure to listen to William results in the engine blowing on the ship he is using to take Polish emigrants to New York and he puts in to Liverpool for repairs. Maritsa, one of the emigrants, is a talented lace-maker, and Robert wants to employ her in his sweat-shop but a sympathetic Samuel advises her she would be better off going on to New York. Unfortunately another accident with the steam engine leads to the ship lurching violently, trapping Maritsa's fingers in a door and requiring two to be amputated. Written by don @ minifie-1

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7 August 1977 (UK) See more »

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